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In this Dec. 9, 2010 photo, Stephen Farrar shows some of the medications he must take on a daily basis, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Across the country, thousands of HIV-positive people who once would have qualified for state-administered programs that provide free AIDS drugs to low-income people, have been placed on waiting lists or removed from the rolls, as the dismal economy has driven up the need for the program just as states are grappling with budget crises and as people are living longer with HIV. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

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Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona, seen here with fellow Republican Sen. George LeMieux (left) of Florida, gestures during a news conference Wednesday on ratification of the New START treaty.

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Associated Press Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates addresses U.S. troops while visiting Forward Operating Base Howz-E-Madad in Afghanistan's Kandahar province on Dec. 8.

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Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II has assumed a high profile in leading a legal challenge of the constitutionality of President Obama's health care law. (Associated Press)

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Dot Jones, Jane Lynch and Matthew Morrison are shown in a scene from "Glee." The program was nominated for a Golden Globe for best television series in the comedy or musical category on Tuesday. Miss Lynch and Mr. Morrison were nominated for acting honors, along with the show's Lea Michele and Chris Colfer. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Army Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin leaves the military courthouse at Fort Meade, Md., on Sept. 2, 2010. (AP Photo/David Dishneau, File)

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Chart shows breakdown of percentage of Medicaid costs associated with each enrollment group; and the decade long trend between enrollment and Medicaid spending.

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FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2010, file photo, 13-year-old Carlos Olivas paces in front of the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix to help raise money for his friend Francisco Felix who was denied a liver transplant because Medicaid suddenly won't pay for it. In Arizona, lawmakers stopped paying for some kinds of transplants, including livers for people with hepatitis C. When the cuts took effect Oct. 1, Medicaid patient Francisco Felix, 32, who needs a liver, suddenly had to raise money to get a transplant. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

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ADDS chart; graphic describes what happens to the brain of a football player to possibly cause a concussion

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In this photo taken Dec. 7, 2010, Sawyer Rummelhart, 4, points to the "The Smurf's Village" app on his mothers iPad, at his families home in Gridley, Calif.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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In this CD cover image released by Epic Records, newly completed recordings from Michael Jackson entitled "Michael," is shown. The CD will be released on Dec.14. (AP Photo/Epic Records)

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Sen. Joe Lieberman and Sen. Susan Collins appear at a news conference after the defeat of a cloture motion of the Defense Authorization Bill containing repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" provision on Capitol Hill. (Associated Press)

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Celebrate the holidays with Piper-Heidsicek Vintage 2001 Rare Champagne; give her elegant beaded eyeglass chains by GemCandy: make a promise for future shared times with Glenrothes 1998 Vintage Speyside Scotch Whisky; bring the spa home with Lush all natural bath, shower and skin care products and the ANSR:Beam facial light and treat her to every day luxury with Giorgio Armani Skin Serum and Aqua di Gioia perfume.

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BUDGETEER: Rep. David R. Obey, Wisconsin Democrat and Appropriations Committee chairman, wrote the House version of the spending bill. (Associated Press)

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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.