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FILE - In this May 26, 2010 file photo, Dr. Andrew Wakefield addresses a gathering hosted by the American Rally For Personal Rights in Chicago's Grant Park. A 1998 paper by Wakefield, which was the first study to link a childhood vaccine to autism, was based on doctored information about the children involved, according to a new report on the widely discredited research. The conclusions of the 1998 paper have been renounced by 10 of its 13 authors and was later retracted by the medical journal Lancet, where it was published. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogas, File)

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"This is a ruthless, pragmatic attempt to crush any investigation into valid vaccine concerns," Dr. Andrew Wakefield said. (Associated Press)

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In this Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, photo, visitors walk among giant ice sculptures at the annual Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, in northeast China's Heilongjiang province. (AP Photo)

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Visitors walk near ice sculptures at the annual Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, in northeast China's Heilongjiang province, on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011. (AP Photo)

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Visitors walk near ice sculptures at the annual Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin in northeast China's Heilongjiang province, on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011. (AP Photo)

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Ice sculptures are illuminated at the annual Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin in northeast China's Heilongjiang province on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011. (AP Photo)

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Visitors walk near ice sculptures at the annual Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin in northeast China's Heilongjiang province on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011. (AP Photo)

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John "Jack" Wheeler III, here in 1994, finds the name of a friend engraved in the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington. Wheeler's body was discovered Dec. 31. It had been left in a trash bin in Newark, Del. His death has been ruled a homicide. (Associated Press)

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Incoming House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia discusses the vote to repeal the health care law on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. "The repeal bill is going to be a very straightforward document. It is going to reflect what I think most people inside the Beltway and outside the Beltway understand about the health care bill that was passed — it is a job-killing health care bill that spends money we don't have," he said. (Associated Press)

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"With our blood and soul, we redeem the cross," Coptic Christians chant after Mass on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, at Saints Church in Alexandria, Egypt, where 21 were killed by a suicide bomber. They carried a blood-spattered poster depicting Jesus. (AP Photo)

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An Indian laborer plucks tea leaves at a tea garden in Amchong tea estate, about 45 kilometers (28 miles) east of Gauhati, India, Friday, Dec. 31, 2010. Tea growers in northeastern India say climate change has hurt the country's tea crop, leading not just to a drop in production but also subtly altering the flavor of their brew. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

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Minnesota Vikings injured quarterback Brett Favre takes a whiff of smelling salts on the sidelines Tuesday during the Vikings' 24-14 against the Philadelphia Eagles in Philadelphia. (Associated Press)

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Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett (5) reacts after suffering an injury Wednesday during the first quarter against the Detroit Pistons in Auburn Hills, Mich. (Associated Press)

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Massachusetts Republican Sen.-elect Scott Brown with wife Gail celebrates in January after his upset victory in the special election to replace deceased Democratic Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. (Associated Press)

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A girl suffering cholera symptoms receives treatment at the Doctors Without Borders temporary hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on Nov. 12, 2010. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti, File)

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FILE - This April 2, 2010 file photo shows former Minnesota Twins player and Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew in Minneapolis. Killebrew has been diagnosed with esophageal cancer. Killebrew released a statement through the Minnesota Twins on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010 saying he expects to make a full recovery from the "very serious" condition. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, file)

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** FILE ** Dr. Conrad Murray appears at a procedural hearing in Los Angeles in April 2010. (AP Photo/David McNew, Pool, File)

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Bottles of mead are on display at Starrlight Mead. Many consider mead to be the world's oldest alcoholic beverage. (Associated Press)

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Now-retired Sen. Byron L. Dorgan, North Dakota Democrat, says he "focused like a laser" to complete business affecting American Indians, including long-stalled bills on health care and crime. (Associated Press)

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Jack Acree, executive vice president with American Halal Co. Inc. (left), and Adnan Durrani, his chief halal officer, display their products at a Whole Foods store in Darien, Conn. The company helped Whole Foods develop its first nationally distributed halal food product, called Saffron Road entrees. (Associated Press)