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Patients await treatment at the Hawa Abdi hospital, which cared for more than 162,000 people last year. It now must perform brutal triage to determine who is most in need. (Associated Press)

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Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky wraps up a meeting with reporters after announcing that he was introducing an amendment to repeal the health care law Tuesday on Capitol Hill. (Associated Press)

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Sen. Bernard Sanders of Vermont says the Pentagon has continued to pay contractors found to be defrauding the U.S. government. (Associated Press)

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Hospital patients are transported to safety as Cyclone Yasi threatens massive damage in Cairns, Australia. Extra commercial flights were scheduled so residents could evacuate. (Associated Press)

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U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson in Florida has ruled President Obama's health care law unconstitutional. (AP Photo)

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Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announce new dietary guidelines at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., on Monday to help Americans make healthier food choices and confront the obesity epidemic. (Associated Press)

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Two Colorado women who lost loved ones in battle — Lona Bader (left) and Penni Harrison — hold the "Honor and Remember" flag. They lobbied the Colorado Senate to have the flag flown on Veterans Day and Memorial Day. But lawmakers rejected the idea. (Associated Press)

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Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announce new dietary guidelines to help Americans make healthier food choices and confront the obesity epidemic at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., on Monday. (Associated Press)

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Senior U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson, seen here in 2007, declared the Obama administration's health care overhaul unconstitutional Monday, siding with 26 states that sued to block it, saying that people can't be required to buy health insurance. (AP Photo/Pensacola News Journal, Tony Giberson)

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Senior U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson is seen in a May 2007 photo. Judge Vinson declared the Obama administration's health care overhaul unconstitutional on Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, siding with 26 states that sued to block it, saying that people can't be required to buy health insurance. (AP Photo/Pensacola News Journal, Tony Giberson)

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Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius,left, and Agriculture Tom Vilsack, take part in a press conference at George Washington University in Washington, Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, announcing new dietary guidelines to help Americans make healthier food choices and confront obesity epidemic. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says the league may consider dropping the Pro Bowl if the level of play doesn't improve. (Associated Press)

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Dr. Donald Berwick, whom President Obama appointed as head of Medicare and Medicaid without Senate hearings, now needs Senate approval. (Associated Press)

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Former South African President Nelson Mandela is wheeled out on a stretcher, as he leaves the Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa, Friday, Jan. 28, 2011. Mr. Mandela was discharged to begin home-based care, after spending two-and-a-half days in hospital for treatment for a respiratory infection. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

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University of Iowa Director of Football Operations Paul Federici speaks during a news conference at Carver Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa, on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011. The university confirmed Wednesday that 13 football players were hospitalized this week with an unusual muscle disorder following grueling offseason workouts. The players have rhabdomyolysis, a stress-induced syndrome that can damage cells and cause kidney failure in severe cases, school spokesman Tom Moore said. At left is Biff Poggi, father of player Jim Poggi. (AP Photo/Ryan J. Foley)

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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2006 file photo, a silicone gel breast implant is shown at Mentor Corp., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, in Irving, Texas. Federal health officials said Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, they are investigating a possible link between breast implants and a very rare form of cancer after reviewing a handful of cases reported over the last 13 years. (AP Photo/Donna McWilliam, file)

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A 1903 advertisement provided by The Advertising Archives via Library of Congress shows a 1903 advertisement for La Parle Obesity Soap, that "never fails to reduce flesh" and was selling at a pricey-for-then $1 a bar. A look back at diet history shows what hasn't changed is the quest for an easy fix. (AP Photo/The Advertising Archives via Library of Congress)

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TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS: JoAnn Abbott, co-organizer for the Washington D.C. Tea Party, discusses goals at the Senate Tea Party Caucus on Capitol Hill on Thursday. (Associated Press)

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"Put simply, our fiscal problem is a health care problem," says House Budget Committee Chairman Paul D. Ryan, Wisconsin Republican. (Associated Press)

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Freshman Sen. Scott Brown, Massachusetts Republican, is the author of the forthcoming autobiography "Against All Odds," published by Harper Collins. (Associated Press)