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Sen. George V. Voinovich, Ohio Republican, a budget hawk, said he will vote against the compromise. (Associated Press)

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University of Maryland Medical Center ICU nurse Nicole Storck puts on gloves before entering a patients room, Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, in Baltimore. Every doctor, nurse and visitor who enters an intensive care patient's room at the University of Maryland Medical Center dons a bright yellow surgical gown and gloves so germs don't spread. Patroling the ICU like a cop on the beat is an infection preventionist, part of the change under way in U.S. hospitals to slash hospital-spread infections that claim an estimated 99,000 lives a year. (AP Photo/Rob Carr)

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In this product photograph provided by Allergan, Inc., the LAP-BAND System is displayed. An FDA panel will vote whether to recommend expanding the use of a stomach shrinking band currently approved just for the morbidly obese. (AP Photo/Allergan, Inc.) NO SALES

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A Nov. 22, 2010 photo released by the New York City Fire Department, shows an Organ Preservation Specialist demonstrating how a donor would be handled inside the FDNY's new Organ Preservation Unit. As part of a new six month pilot program, the vehicle will be staffed with personnel trained to get a donor family's consent, perform medical procedures necessary to keep the donor organ viable, as well as to transport the donor to the hospital so the organs can be harvested for transplant. If someone dies at home, the team will have roughly 20 minutes to start preservation procedures. (AP Photo/FDNY)

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Associated Press Former Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell will keynote a Northern Virginia Tea Party banquet on Tuesday.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS Sabid Ali Sheikh hunts for rats in a Mumbai neighborhood situated between a 50-acre slaughterhouse and a city dump. He has to kill 30 rats a night, six nights a week, or he won't get his $271-per-month pay.

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Afghan acting Health Minister Suraya Dalil speaks during a ceremony marking the World AIDS Day in Kabul, Afghanistan on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010. The Afghan Ministry of Health has recorded 636 HIV positive cases and estimates around 2000 - 3000 HIV and AIDS cases in the country, Dalil said. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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A little girl embraces a balloon as Filipino health workers and volunteers, not in the photo, mark World AIDS Day in Manila, Philippines Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010. Citing 2008 figures, WHO (World Health Organization) said some 33.4 million are living with HIV, with 2.7 million newly infected with the virus and 2 million dying of AIDS. The Philippines has a low prevalence of HIV infection with 5,729 cases, according to the data from the Department of Health. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

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Defense Secretary Robert Gates, and Joints Chiefs Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen, speak to reporters on gays in the military, Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010, at the Pentagon. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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Pentagon military and civilian staff members listen as Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen, speak to reporters on gays in the military, Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010, at the Pentagon. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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** FILE ** Blood vials await examination for the AIDS virus at Brooklyn's Interfaith Medical Center on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 1997, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Nadel)

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U.N. soldiers helped Haitian police guard polling places, where thousands demonstrated Monday after 12 of 18 candidates called for protests to demand the election be voided.

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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2008 file photo, Dr. Drew Pinsky, better known as radio and TV personality "Dr. Drew," poses for a photo at the Westwood One studios in Culver City, Calif. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

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U.S. Army and Afghan army soldiers attached to the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, congratulate each other during a training program graduation in Panjwai district in Afghanistan's Kandahar province on Monday, Nov. 29, 2010. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

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In this publicity image released by SIRIUS XM Radio, Talk show host Laura Schlessinger, also known as Dr. Laura, is shown. (AP Photo/SIRIUS XM Radio)

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Heather Hall, right, gets help with her lipstick from her mother Melodie Myrick at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington Monday, Nov. 22, 2010. Heather's mother Melodie gave a kidney several years ago, and Heather's Aunt Michelle Hall, gave a kidney recently so Heather could receive a new kidney. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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A crushed AIDS drug is shown in the palm of a smoker's hand in the Kwadebeka Township near Durban, South Africa. AIDS patients in South Africa are being robbed of their lifesaving drugs so that they can be mixed with marijuana and smoked, authorities and health experts say. (Associated Press)

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In a May 2006 file photo, Gilead Sciences Inc. Chief Executive John Martin holds a Truvada pill bottle in a lab in Foster City, Calif. Scientists have an exciting breakthrough in the fight against AIDS. Daily doses of Truvada, a pill already used to treat infection with HIV, the virus that causes the disease, helped prevent healthy gay men from catching it through sex with an infected partner. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

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FILE- In this Monday Oct. 18, 2010 file photo showing fertility specialist Dr. Michael Kamrava, right, and his attorney Henry R. Fenton prepare for a hearing before the California Board of Medical Examiners on possible suspension or revocation of his medical license, in Los Angeles. He is accused of "grossly negligent'' treatment of `"Octomom'' Nadya Suleman and another patient. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)