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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)

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FILE - This Oct.18, 2010 file photo shows fertility specialist Dr. Michael Kamrava before the California Board of Medical Examiners on possible suspension of his medical license, in Los Angeles. Kamrava said Thursday Nov. 18, 2010 that "Octomom" Nadya Suleman was implanted with 12 embryos as part of a study on fertility methods.(AP Photo/Reed Saxon/File)

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An undated photo provided by Dr. Christopher Cannon shows Dr. Christopher Cannon of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Cannon is the leader of a study on an experimental Merck drug that safely boosted good cholesterol to record highs while dropping bad cholesterol to unprecedented lows in a study that stunned researchers and renewed hopes for an entirely new way of lowering heart risks. The study results were presented Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010 at an American Heart Association conference in Chicago. (AP Photo/Dr. Christopher Cannon) NO SALES

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This illustration provided by Ardian's Symplicity Catheter System shows the Symplicity Catheter System, which delivers low-power RF energy to deactivate the renal sympathetic nerves. A study reported Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010 at the American Heart Association conference in Chicago says that some people who couldn't get their blood pressure under control despite taking a fistful of pills every day found relief from an experimental treatment that shows promise as a possible permanent fix for the condition. The treatment uses radio waves to zap nerves near the kidneys that fuel high blood pressure. It is done through a tube pushed into a blood vessel in the groin, much like the angioplasty procedures for opening clogged heart arteries. (AP Photo/Ardian's Symplicity Catheter System)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Four Loko is among the caffeinated alcoholic beverages that federal authorities say have created a "very important public health issue."

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A child with cholera symptoms is treated by volunteer American doctors at a hospital in Archaie, Haiti, Monday Nov. 15, 2010. Nearly 1,000 people have been killed and thousands have been hospitalized for cholera across Haiti, with symptoms including serious diarrhea, vomiting and fever. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

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A woman suffering cholera symptoms is carried to St. Catherine hospital, run by Doctors Without Borders, in the Cite Soleil slum in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday Nov. 15, 2010. Thousands of people have been hospitalized for cholera across Haiti with symptoms including serious diarrhea, vomiting and fever and hundreds have died. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

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Kristen Miller, a colonoscopy patient, views with Dr. Stephen Hanauer, gastroenterology chief at the University of Chicago Medical Center in Chicago, an interactive computer program describing benefits and risks of the procedure in October 2010. (AP Photo/Brian Kersey)

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The first lady of the United States Michelle Obama (left) serves food to U.S. airmen and their relatives at Ramstein Airbase in Ramstein, Germany, on Nov. 11, 2010. Michelle Obama makes a series of stops within the Kaiserslautern Military Community on Veterans Day to thank U.S. servicemen and women for their work. (Associated Press)

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Thomas A. Ferguson is acting undersecretary of defense for intelligence (USDI) and a former Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) space analyst.