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In Oe-sillo, East Timor, a health official from the Leprosy Mission tests a patient's sense of touch on his feet. (Associated Press)

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Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said Wednesday that repeal of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy would have "enormous consequences for our troops." (Associated Press)

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The U.S. government is trying new approaches to get students to choose healthier foods. It is giving $2 million to food-behavior scientists to find ways to use psychology to improve youngsters' use of the federal school lunch program and fight obesity. (Associated Press)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Michelle Obama speaks at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver. The first lady is venturing out this week to support a group of candidates, mostly senators, needed by President Obama to get his agenda through Congress.

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Republican Assemblyman Van Tran speaks at Tea Party rally in Garden Grove. His race against Ms. Sanchez is unusual in pitting two minority candidates against each other.

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In this photo taken on Wednesday July 7, 2010, leprosy patient Candido Meni, 42, second from left, watches as doctors interrupt a cock fight to examine leprosy patients in Hauana, south of Oe-cusse town, East Timor. East Timor is one of just two places worldwide where leprosy is still widespread, and the country has now declared war on the age-old scourge. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

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This April 2010 photo provided by Canturi Jewels shows international fine jewelry designer Stefano Canturi creating a custom-designed Barbie in his studio in Sydney, Australia. The Barbie is wearing a necklace featuring a one-carat pink diamond, which will make the doll the world's most expensive Barbie when it goes on the auction block. On Oct. 20, 2010, Christie's in New York will sell the Barbie for an estimated $300,000 to $500,000. All proceeds will benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (AP Photo/Canturi Jewels) NO SALES

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This Sept. 30, 2010 photo shows Evelyn Lauder, left, and Elizabeth Hurley as they pose for a photo after an interview with the Associated Press in New York. The breast cancer awareness-movement's dynamic duo, Evelyn Lauder and Elizabeth Hurley, are both well into their second decade of promoting the pink ribbon, matching lipsticks and mammograms. But the audience for their messages is evolving in front of their eyes: Instead of convincing people to talk about breast cancer, they find themselves courting a generation of young women who've never thought the subject was taboo in the first place. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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Afghan soldiers attached to Bravo Company 2-502 Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, prepare lunch at an outpost near Forward Operation Base Howz-e-Madad in the Zhari district of Afghanistan's Kandahar province on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has already taken part in one debate, qualifying her for public campaign funds.

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In this Sunday, June 26, 2005 file picture, a CH-47 Chinook helicopter lifts off after dropping off soldiers in the village of Bagh in the Khakeran Valley, Zabul province, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Tomas Munita, File)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Minnesota Twins' Justin Morneau, left, takes in the baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays from the dugout along with Nick Punto Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010, in Minneapolis.

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Former President Jimmy Carter waves from a vehicle as he leaves MetroHealth Hospital Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010, in Cleveland. Mr. Carter left the hospital where he spent two days recovering from a viral infection doctors say likely gave him stomach problems. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

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A U.S. Army helicopter prepares to leave a forward operating base in Afghanistan. Republican lawmakers say there are not enough troops to man a counter-rocket, -artillery and -mortar battery used effectively by soldiers in Iraq to intercept enemy rounds headed for forward operating bases. (Associated Press)

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Associated Press Sen. Charles E. Schumer, whose campaign-finance reform bill died recently in the Senate, reported raising $23.2 million.

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FILE - This Aug. 18, 2009, file photo shows Dr. Stanley Herring, team doctor for the Seattle Seahawks and Mariners, medical director of spine care at University of Washington Medicine and co-medical director of the Seattle Sports Concussion Program, at Seahawks practice in Renton, Wash. Herring is among the leading proponents of a law requiring a doctor's approval for youth athletes suspected of having a concussion to return to play. It's known as the Zackery Lystedt Law, named for one of his patients _ a then-13-year-old boy who returned to a football game only minutes after a concussion and wound up with a brain injury that's confined him to a wheelchair.(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

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Johnson & Johnson Chairman and CEO William Weldon, left, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010, before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing to examine the circumstances surrounding the recall of medicines produced by Johnson & Johnson/McNeil Consumer Healthcare. Johnson & Johnson Consumer Group Chair Colleen Goggins is at right. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)

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FILE - In this May 18, 2009 photo, former New York City Health Commissioner Thomas Frieden, right, addresses a City Hall news conference on the swine flu outbreak with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, in New York. Now director of the CDC, Frieden has chosen six priorities _ winnable battles, he calls them. The six public health problems are smoking, AIDS, obesity/nutrition, teen pregnancy, auto injuries and health care infections. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

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U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger smiles after speaking during a news conference about Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp., Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010, in Philadelphia. The U.S. Justice Department says the pharmaceutical maker has agreed to pay $422.5 million stemming from illegal marketing of the anti-epileptic drug Trileptal and five other drugs. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)