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ASSOCIATED PRESS John Daigh, assistant inspector general for the Department of Veterans Affairs, tells lawmakers Tuesday that the findings of a review of VA medical centers “troubled me greatly.”

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Alexandre De Paris (left) holds ten inches of Amara Bunyavong's hair. Bunyavong, 26, of Fairfax, came in to donate her hair to charity. At right is styling assistant Susan Jordan, 44, of Middletown, Va. (Mary F. Calvert/The Washington Times)

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Alexandre De Paris (right) cuts the hair of Amara Bunyavong. Bunyavong, 26, of Fairfax, came in to donate her hair to charity. (Mary F. Calvert/The Washington Times)

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** FILE ** The annual street festival of Capital Pride, organized by the nonprofit Capital Pride Alliance Inc., is held along Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest near the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Sunday, June 14, 2009. The event was part of the Washington area's annual celebration of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) community. (The Washington Times)

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getty images photographs More than 2.5 million people have been driven into refugee camps as a result of the Sudanese government's scorched-earth policy in the troubled Darfur region. The policy has flattened villages and killed about 300,000 people.

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getty images The Women's Health Care Services abortion clinic, which now serves as a memorial to Dr. George Tiller's death in Wichita, Kan., will be "permanently closed," the Tiller family has said.

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A Vatican document, which includes a section on women, urges women to age naturally without products, such as Botox shots. (Photo: The Washington Times)

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Actor Gary Sinise met with The Washington Times on Monday, May 25, 2009 before emceeing the Memorial Day parade downtown. Mr. Sinise discussed his active role in supporting the troops. He said he doesn't consider himself a political activist, but rather a concerned citizen who wants to help. (Barbara L. Salisbury / The Washington Times)

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The African-American Civil War Memorial at Vermont Avenue and U Street Northwest marks the service of more than 200,000 black troops in the Civil War.

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**FILE** Teenagers plant pledge cards promising sexual abstinence until marriage. (The Washington Times)

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**FILE** President Barack Obama with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius (Associated Press)

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After the end of the General Assembly session in Annapolis, Gov. Martin O'Malley (center) signs a bill into law Tuesday with Speaker of the House Michael E. Busch (right) and Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. in attendance. One new law gives Maryland first chance to buy the Preakness horse race to keep it in the state. (Associated Press)

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Wholesale cigarette distributor Phil Sealey (right) of Cumberland, R.I., participates in a rally to protest increased cigarette taxes outside the State House in Providence, R.I., March 31. (Associated Press)

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Saudi women look at jewelry at a gold fair last month in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Female activists in the religiously conservative kingdom are hoping for more rights in a country where women are segregated from men in nearly all aspects of public life. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

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Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says the U.S. is creating contingency plans to respond to a border threat should Mexico fail in its war against drug cartels. (Associated Press)

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A Mexican marine patrols near the U.S.-Mexico border wall in Tijuana, Mexico, on March 18, 2009. The administration of President Obama is preparing to send federal agents to the U.S.-Mexico border as reinforcements in the fight against Mexican drug cartels. The Obama administration is preparing to send federal agents to the US-Mexico border as reinforcements in the fight against Mexican drug cartels. (Associated Press)

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D.L. Hughley (Courtesy of cnn.com)

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**FILE** This is a copy of a birth certificate, purchased from the County of Los Angeles' Department of Health Services. (Associated Press/County of Los Angeles' Department of Health Services)

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** FILE ** Thousands of people turned out Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009, for a federal government job fair at the Atlanta Federal Center (the old Rich's building) in downtown Atlanta. The fair, sponsored by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Atlanta District), was for jobs with federal agencies such as Justice, Labor, Commerce, Social Security, FBI, and Food and Drug, just to name a few. (AP Photo/The Atlanta Journal Constitution, Rich Addicks)