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**FILE** Kenneth E. Melson, former director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) (Associated Press)

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"We are excited about being able to offer people better Medicare at less cost. That just makes sense," said Dr. Donald M. Berwick, administrator for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. (Associated Press)

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"We'll continue this fight as long as it takes to get the kind of fairness that rural parts of the state deserve," said state Sen. E.J. Pipkin. (Associated Press)

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"We'll continue this fight as long as it takes to get the kind of fairness that rural parts of the state deserve," said state Sen. E.J. Pipkin. (Associated Press)

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A human hairball from the exhibit "Visibly Human: Health and Disease in the Human Body" at National Museum of Health and Medicine. (National Museum of Health and Medicine)

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The bullet that killed President Lincoln from the exhibit "Visibly Human: Health and Disease in the Human Body" at the National Museum of Health and Medicine. (National Museum of Health and Medicine)

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Elephantiasis scrotum from the exhibit "Visibly Human: Health and Disease in the Human Body" at the National Museum of Health and Medicine. (National Museum of Health and Medicine)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (right), with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Fairfax on Wednesday, faces ballooning Medicaid costs in his state.

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President Obama speaks to students and faculty at the Auraria Events Center at the University of Colorado at Denver on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

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In this photo taken Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, a pack of Beneforte super broccoli is shown at a branch of Marks & Spencer in London. The new variety was bred to contain two to three times the normal amount of glucoraphanin, a nutrient believed to help ward off heart disease. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

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U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta speaks to U.S. military personnel at the Yongsan military base in Seoul on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Korea Pool)

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The Ford emblem appears on the 2011 Ford Edge Sport AWD. Consumer Reports said Ford's quality has slipped in the past year because of problems with transmissions and touch-screen systems in some new models. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Bill Simpson, collections manager of fossil vertebrates at Chicago's Field Museum, dusts the teeth of the Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton known as "Sue" on display at the museum on May 12, 2010. (Associated Press)

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Cheryln Lee, a nurse who treated Michael Jackson for sleep disorder in early 2009, testifies Oct. 24, 2011, during Dr. Conrad Murray's involuntary manslaughter trial at Los Angeles Superior Court. Murray has pleaded not guilty and faces four years in prison and the loss of his medical licenses if convicted of involuntary manslaughter in Michael Jackson's death. (Associated Press)

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Sen. John Boozman, co-sponsor of an E-Verify bill, only recently signed up for the system. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain speaks at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition presidential candidate forum in Des Moines, Iowa, on Oct. 22, 2011. (Associated Press)

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Trader Walter Lundon (second from right) works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Oct. 24, 2011. (Associated Press)

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A cookbook published by the American Cancer Society´s Northern Virginia division as a fundraiser in 1983 included "President Reagan's Favorite Macaroni and Cheese." The recipe was contributed by first lady Nancy Reagan. (Associated Press)

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Author Joseph Heller visited Coney island in 1998, a year before his death. His old neighborhood in Brooklyn was the subject of the memoir he wrote in later life, "Now and Then." (Associated Press)

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A trade to the Eagles, which has since been voided, led to Lions running back Jerome Harrison discovering he has a brain tumor. (Associated Press)