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ASSOCIATED PRESS "We continue to see development ... in their ability to conduct operations," Gen. Raymond T. Odierno said of the Iraqi army.

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U.S. soldiers shield themselves from the rotor wash of a medevac helicopter as it takes off with patients in the Zhari district of Kandahar province in southern Afghanistan on Friday, Aug. 20, 2010. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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In this Tuesday, July 13, 2010, picture, Dr. Ulrich Wernery checks the health of a camel at the Camelicious farm in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Camel milk has at least three times more vitamin C than a cow's and is considered an alternative for the lactose intolerant. Researchers, meanwhile, have studied possible roles in fighting bacteria, tumors and diabetes, as well as traditional uses such as a treatment for liver disease as part of folk medicine across the camels range from central Asia to North Africa. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

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Soldiers keep watch as members of the 4th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division depart from Iraq. Some 50,000 will stay in Iraq another year in a noncombat role.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS First lady Michelle Obama harvests vegetables in the White House garden on the South Lawn in June with the help of children from Hollin Meadows Elementary School in Alexandria, Va. Mrs. Obama launched a campaign against childhood obesity.

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In this Aug. 15, 2010 photo, U.S. Army soldiers from C Co., 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division gather for inspection of their night-vision and equipment before driving from Iraq to Kuwait. The soldiers are the last combat brigade to leave Iraq as part of the drawdown of U.S. forces. (AP Photo/ Maya Alleruzzo)

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U.S. Army soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division race toward the border from Iraq into Kuwait Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010. The soldiers are part of the last combat brigade to leave Iraq as part of the drawdown of U.S. forces. (AP Photo/ Maya Alleruzzo)

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U.S. Army soldiers from C Co., 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division gather Saturday for a formation before driving from Iraq to Kuwait. The soldiers are the last combat brigade to leave Iraq as part of the drawdown of U.S. forces. (Associated Press)

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Dr. David Nichols, talks with visitors as he sits in the old Health Clinic on Tangier Island, Va., Monday, Aug. 9, 2010. A brand new clinic is scheduled to open on Aug. 29. Dr. Nichols, who has been flying to Tangier to care for the residents for 30 years, has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Bob Brown)

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This aerial view shows Tangier Island, Va. surrounded by the Chesapeake Bay, Monday, Aug. 9, 2010. For more than 30 years, Dr. David Nichols has piloted a plane or a helicopter across the Chesapeake Bay on his day off each week to provide medical care to this community of 500 that has no resident physician. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Bob Brown)

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The new Tangier Island Health Clinic on Tangier Island, Va.. Monday, Aug. 9, 2010. The brand new clinic is scheduled to open Aug. 29. Dr. David Nichols, who has been flying to Tangier to care for the residents for 30 years, has been diagnosed with terminal cancer and stated that he wishes to be buried in the Swain Memorial Methodist Church Cemetary, beside the clinic. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Bob Brown)

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Dr. David Nichols, left, and Physician's Assistant Inez Pruitt smile as they check out the X-Ray room inside the new Tangier Island Health Clinic on Tangier Island, Va. Monday, Aug. 9, 2010. The clinic is scheduled to open on Aug. 29. Dr. Nichols, who has been flying to Tangier to care for the residents for 30 years, has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Bob Brown)

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Dr. David Nichols, left, and Physician's Assistant Inez Pruitt walk out of the new Tangier Island Health Clinic on Tangier Island, Va., Monday, Aug. 9, 2010. The clinic is scheduled to open on Aug. 29. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch,Bob Brown)

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Physician's Assistant Inez Pruitt, left, and Dr. David Nichols, right, walk past a historic marker near the new Tangier Island Health Clinic on Tangier Island, Va., Monday, Aug. 9, 2010. The clinic is scheduled to open Aug. 29. Dr. Nichols, who has been flying to Tangier to care for the residents for 30 years, has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Bob Brown)

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Dr. David Nichols gets a hug from Alice Pruitt near the new Tangier Island Health Clinic on Tangier Island, Va., Monday, Aug. 9, 2010. The clinic is scheduled to open Aug. 29. Dr. NIchols, who has been flying to Tangier to care for the residents for 30 years, has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Bob Brown)

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Physician's Assistant Inez Pruitt, right, takes a call as Dr. David Nichols relaxes inside the old health clinic on Tangier Island, Va., Monday, Aug. 9, 2010. The brand new Tangier Island Health Clinic is scheduled to open Aug. 29. Dr. Nichols, who has been flying to Tangier to care for the residents for 30 years, has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Bob Brown)

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Dr. David Nichols walks down a hallway of the new Tangier Island Health Clinic on Tangier Island, Va., Monday, Aug. 9, 2010. The clinic is scheduled to open Aug. 29. Dr. Nichols, who has been flying to Tangier to care for the residents for 30 years, has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Bob Brown)

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"Our decision-making must be fully informed by an understanding of the potential environmental consequences of federal actions," Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said.

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This screen frame is taken from magicTalk software by VocalTec, which will allow free calling to landline and cell phones in the U.S. and Canada.(AP Photo/VocalTec)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Karen Moran of West Palm Beach, a member of the "tea party," tries to prohibit Everett Wilkinson, chairman of the South Florida Tea Party, from heckling GOP gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott on Thursday in West Palm Beach.