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U.S. Air Force Medic-Mentor Master Sgt. LaTasha Carroway, of the Medical Training Advisory Group, or MTAG, plays "thumb war" with young recovering Afghan burn victim Abdul Rahman, at Kandahar Regional Military Hospital, KRMH, inside Camp Hero, Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan, Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010. The MTAG team, comprised of 12 U.S. Air Force medical professionals, is assigned to the Afghan military hospital, and are tasked with providing transitional guidance to local medical workers, who treat Afghan soldiers, civilians, and occasionally insurgents. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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In this Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010 photo, U.S Air Force Mentor-CRNA Maj. David Johnson, center, of the Medical Training Advisory Group, or MTAG, helps manage dozens of Afghan army cadets he convinced to participate in a blood drive, at Kandahar Regional Military Hospital, KRMH, inside Camp Hero, Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan. The MTAG team, comprised of 12 U.S. Air Force medical professionals, is assigned to the Afghan military hospital, and are tasked with providing transitional guidance to local medical workers, who treat Afghan soldiers, civilians, and occasionally insurgents. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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In this Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010 photo, a wounded Afghan army soldier lis on a stretcher waiting to be seen, while more serious cases are attended to, inside the ER at Kandahar Regional Military Hospital, KRMH, inside Camp Hero, Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan. A U.S Air Force Medical Training Advisory Group, or MTAG team, comprised of 12 medical professionals, is assigned to the Afghan military hospital, and are tasked with providing transitional guidance to local medical workers, who treat Afghan soldiers, civilians, and occasionally insurgents. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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Judy Wheeler, of Fort Collins, a support of Andrew Romanoff, candidate in the Democratic Primary race for the U.S. Senate seat in Colorado cries as Romanoff concedes defeat in Denver on Tuesday, August 10, 2010. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

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RECESS APPOINTMENT: Dr. Donald Berwick can serve for a while without a Senate vote or a hearing. (AP Photo)

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This photo taken June 25, 2010 shows Sandy Wilson in Baltimore. No one knows how Wilson got the flesh-eating bacteria, necrotizing fasciitis. In all of medicine, few infections are as feared as this one. It strikes out of the blue, especially diabetics, cancer patients, transplants recipients and others with weak immune systems _ a large and growing group of Americans. It kills 20 percent of its victims and horribly disfigures others. (AP Photo/Rob Carr)

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Associated Press Arizona Sen. John McCain lends support Sunday in Centennial, Colo., to a fellow Republican, former Colorado Lt. Gov. Jane Norton, in her bid for the party's senatorial nomination in Tuesday's primary.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Dan Coats, Republican nominee for U.S. Senate (right center), speaks with health care professionals during a roundtable discussion on health care at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis on Tuesday.

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Omar Thornton, who Tuesday killed eight in Manchester, Conn., and then himself, is seen here in a cell-phone camera photo. (Associated Press)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is one of the "tea party" favorites for the 2012 presidential race.

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010, to discuss a bill that would cover more health care costs and fund more state and local government jobs. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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SLASHING COSTS: Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is looking for ways to save money. (Associated Press)

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Civil defense workers and Lebanese soldiers (below) carry an injured soldier in the village of Adaisseh on Tuesday. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** A resident brings a pet dog to be vaccinated by Dr. Rico Azrenra, a veterinarian at the nonprofit Bali Animal Welfare Association in Kebon Kaja village, Bangli Regency in Bali, Indonesia, in 2010. (AP Photo/Margie Mason)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS Thai soldiers hold anti-government protesters in their encampment in Bangkok on May 19, ending a nine-month showdown that caused up to 90 deaths.

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FILE - In this June 14, 2010, file photo, New York Jets defensive tackle Kris Jenkins (77) smiles during the football minicamp in Florham Park, N.J. Jenkins is shedding weight one cookie at a time. The New York Jets' hefty nose tackle tells The Associated Press he has lost about 20 pounds since starting the popular Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet in May. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)

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In this photo released by 5W Public Relations and taken on June 11, 2010, New York Jets' Kris Jenkins, left, speaks with Dr. Sanford Siegal in Miami. Jenkins, the New York Jets' hefty nose tackle, tells The Associated Press he has lost about 20 pounds since starting the popular Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet in May. (AP Photo/5W Public Relations)

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Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates will return to private life in April, according to speculation inside the Pentagon. (Associated Press)

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NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman assails the safety-related shortcomings of the Washington Metrorail system at a Tuesday hearing on the findings of the board's probe of the deadly June 2009 train collision. (Associated Press)

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HELP ON THE WAY: An Afghan soldier fighting alongside U.S. troops launches a grenade during a clash in Kandahar. President Obama will get a $59 billion emergency war-spending bill to sign to fund his U.S. troop surge. (Associated Press)