Crystal Johnson (right), a supporter of the health care overhaul, argues with a protester outside the courthouse. Wednesday's nearly 2 1/2-hour hearing is the third time an appeals court has heard a case on the issue.
CIA Director Leon Panetta is expected to be the next secretary of defense. Pentagon officials are preparing appeals of cuts made by Secretary Robert M. Gates to present to Mr. Gates' successor. (Associated Press)
** FILE ** First lady Michelle Obama sits with toddlers as they have their lunch at CentroNia, a bilingual child care facility in Washington, Wednesday, June 8, 2011, where she announced Let's Move! Child Care, an effort to raise healthy eating and living for young children. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates (right) shakes hands with NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen at a meeting of NATO defense ministers in Brussels on Wednesday, June 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Jason Reed, Pool)
Registered nurse Marion Smith fills out paperwork at the Washington Hospital Center. Ms. Smith is a clinical specialist in the Medical Oncology Unit. The No. 1 reason why qualified students are turned away from nursing programs in the U.S. is a lack of college faculty to teach them, researchers say.
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Registered nurse Kudi Asafa checks a patient Monday at the Washington Hospital Center in Northwest. Ms. Asafa, a clinical specialist living in the District, works in the Cardiac Services Unit. The economic downturn of the past few years has only temporarily eased the nation's shortage of nurses.
Soldiers chant slogans and wave their national flag in Sanaa, Yemen, on Sunday as they celebrate with demonstrators the departure of President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Thousands of celebrants jammed the capital after the country's authoritarian leader flew to Saudi Arabia to receive medical treatment for wounds he suffered in a rocket attack.