Three of the four doctors applauding President Obama at an address on health care reform were donors to his presidential campaign. They are Dr. Mona Mangat (left) of St. Petersburg, Fla., Dr. Hershey Garner (second from left) of Fayetteville, Ark., and Dr. Amanda McKinney (right) of Beatrice, Neb. Second from right is Dr. Richard A. Evans of Dover-Foxcroft, Maine.
File - Father Damien, a Belgian priest who ministered at a leprosy settlement in Kalaupapa, Hawaii, in the 19th century, is seen here two months before he died of the contagious disease in 1889. Patients from the island will be traveling to his canonization at the Vatican this month. (Oct. 1, 2009/Associated Press)
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Syrian military intelligence appears to be providing assistance to the U.N. special tribunal investigating the murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri to shield Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (above) from blame.
Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel argued against the Association of American Medical Colleges' doctor shortage prediction. He's said it’s not a lack of physicians, but poor management and distribution of resources that account for a perceived physician shortage. (Associated Press)
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JonBenet Ramsey (above) and Aarone Thompson are two Colorado girls who lived vastly different lives, but their deaths have produced cases with striking similarities. The girls were named after their father and were 6 years old when they were last seen alive.
Dr. Jullette Saussy, director of emergency medical services in New Orleans, has to deal with a health infrastructure that was decimated in the aftermath of Katrina. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times) **FILE**
** FILE ** Jon Caldara, president of the Independence Institute, fires up the crowd at Colorado's Capitol in Denver during a 2009 rally condemning President Obama's proposed health care plan. (Valerie Richardson/The Washington Times)
** FILE ** This mouse was produced from stem cells coaxed from skin tissue of adult mice and then reprogrammed. Two teams of Chinese scientists have made a major advance in the development of a new kind of stem cell that doesn't involve destroying embryos. (AP Photo/Nature, Dr. Qi Zhou)
Jeremey Renner, actor; Brigadier General Loree Sutton, M.D., director of Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury; and Brandon Millet, president of the GI Film Festival answer questions from audience at a screening of The Hurt Locker. (Photo by Renae Kleckner)
** FILE ** Rebecca Miller, an animal keeper at the National Zoo, brushes the teeth of Summer the seal. The seals get their teeth brushed every day with a regular toothbrush and seafood-flavored toothpaste. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)