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Demonstrators for and against make their case outside the involuntary manslaughter trial for Dr. Conrad Murray. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

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Holding a sunflower given her by a fan, Michael Jackson's sister Latoya arrives as the involuntary manslaughter trial for Dr. Conrad Murray. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

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BITTER PILL: John Castellani, president and CEO of PhRMA, cautions against cutting from 12 years to seven the length of a patent on a company's new drug. (J.M. Eddins Jr./The Washington Times)

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Conrad Murray wipes away a tear during the defense's opening arguments in his trial at Superior Court in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Dr. Murray has pleaded not guilty and faces four years in prison and the loss of his medical license if convicted of involuntary manslaughter in Michael Jackson's death. (Associated Press)

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Indianapolis quarterback Peyton Manning was expected to miss at least two months after having neck surgery Sept. 8. (Associated Press)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS The trial of Dr. Conrad Murray on a charge of involuntary manslaughter in the death of superstar Michael Jackson hinges on the doctor's administration of a powerful anesthetic, propofol, to help the insomniac singer sleep during preparation for his This Is It tour.

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Washington Capitals' Mike Knuble is a healthy scratch for the first time in his three years in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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Fox via Associated Press Jane Lynch, a proud lesbian in real life, says she is channeling Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann when her "Glee" character takes a swipe at "sneaky gays."

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Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks to a crowd during a Labor Day pancake breakfast on Sept. 5, 2011 in Manchester, N.H. (Associated Press)

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Images provided by the Food and Drug Administration show two of nine new warning labels cigarette makers will have to use on packages by September 2012 if the FDA rules are not overturned. (Associated Press)

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Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett is hoping quarterback Tony Romo is able to play Monday night after fracturing a rib and puncturing a lung against the San Francisco 49ers. (Associated Press)

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Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II wants to deputize members of the state's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit so they can serve subpoenas and carry a weapon. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks to reporters May 8, 2007, in Austin, Texas, after letting stand a bill that blocked state officials from following his executive order requiring an anti-cancer vaccine for sixth-grade schoolgirls. Some of the women in the background on the left had contracted the human papillomavirus (HPV). (Associated Press)

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Residents and patients from a local hospital take shelter in a Hindu temple on Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, after Sunday's earthquake in Gangtok, India. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

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An FBI agent carries out evidence from Solyndra headquarters in Fremont, Calif., on Sept. 8 in a probe of its collapse after receiving $535 million in federal loans. (Associated Press)

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Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul, Texas Republican, speaks during a Republican presidential candidate debate on Sept. 7, 2011, in Simi Valley, Calif. (Associated Press)

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Sen. Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat, said President Obama is more attuned to average voters than the Republican presidential candidates because the GOP field is courting the tea party. (Associated Press)

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Libyan National Transitional Council Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril speaks with a patient at the Tripoli Medical Center in Tripoli, Libya, on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Eric Feferberg, Pool)

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British Prime Minister David Cameron (center) and French President Nicolas Sarkozy (right) meet patients at the Tripoli Medical Center in Tripoli, Libya, on Sept. 15, 2011. (Associated Press)