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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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File-In this photo taken Friday Dec. 19, 2008, a patient lays in her bed in the hospice at the Tapalogo project in Phokeng, Rustenburg, South Africa. The bleak burden of AIDS in South Africa is extraordinary, but there is reason for hope, a researcher who has mapped the cost of controlling the epidemic said in an interview. A report Robert Hecht helped prepare, which was released Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, concludes reversing the country's deeply entrenched AIDS epidemic is "extremely difficult, if not impossible, in the coming years." The nation of almost 50 million has more people than any other country with the virus that causes AIDS, an estimated 5.7 million HIV-positive citizens. (AP photo/Denis Farrell-File)

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A policeman demonstrates Thursday at a police base in Quito, Ecuador, next to a bonfire during a protest of police officers and soldiers against a new law that cuts their benefits. President Rafael Correa tried to speak to a group of protesting police officers but was shouted down. (Associated Press)

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A lie-in for "civility" takes place at Rutgers University in response to the suicide of freshman Tyler Clementi, who jumped off a bridge after a recording of him in a gay encounter was broadcast online. (Asssociated Press)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS House Minority Leader John A. Boehner of Ohio addresses the American Enterprise Institute in Washington about ways to make Congress more fiscally responsible.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010. prior to the Senate vote on the defense authorization bill.

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Riot police hit out at demonstrators during protests in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010. Spanish workers staged a general strike Wednesday to protest austerity measures imposed by a government struggling to slash its budget deficit and overcome recession.(AP Photo/David Ramos)

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Riot police take to the streets during riots in Barcelona, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010. Spanish workers staged a general strike Wednesday to protest austerity measures imposed by a government struggling to slash its budget deficit and overcome recession. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

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Riot police confront demonstrators during riots in Barcelona, on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010. Spanish workers staged a general strike Wednesday to protest austerity measures imposed by a government struggling to slash its budget deficit and overcome recession.(AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

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A demonstrator reacts after being hit by riot police during riots in Barcelona, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010. Spanish workers staged a general strike Wednesday to protest austerity measures imposed by a government struggling to slash its budget deficit and overcome recession. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

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Protesters vandalize a police car during riots in Barcelona on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010. Shortly after, the car was set on fire. Spanish workers staged a general strike Wednesday to protest austerity measures imposed by a government struggling to slash its budget deficit and overcome recession. (AP Photo/Paula Fernandez)

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A riot police runs as a patrol police car burns during riots in Barcelona, on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010. Spanish workers staged a general strike Wednesday to protest austerity measures imposed by a government struggling to slash its budget deficit and overcome recession. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

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Demonstrators march down a main boulevard in Brussels on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010. Labor unions organized the march of nearly 100,000 workers of the European Union institutions to protest the budget-slashing plans and austerity measures of governments seeking to control spiraling debt. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

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Demonstrators march as hold a bunner tha read in Greek, "No to the frugality yes to the employment and to the development" outside of Finance Ministry during an anti-austerity protests in capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010. Anti-austerity demonstrations erupted across Europe to protest the budget-slashing, tax-hiking, pension-cutting austerity plans of European governments seeking to control their debt. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

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Riot police detain protesters in Brussels, Belgium on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010. Labor unions prepared a march of nearly 100,000 workers on the European Union institutions to protest the budget slashing plans and austerity measures of governments seeking to control spiraling debt. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

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A riot police runs as a patrol police car burns during riots in Barcelona on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010. Spanish workers staged a general strike Wednesday to protest austerity measures imposed by a government struggling to slash its budget deficit and overcome recession.(AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

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A riot police runs as a patrol police car burns during riots in Barcelona, on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010. Spanish workers staged a general strike Wednesday to protest austerity measures imposed by a government struggling to slash its budget deficit and overcome recession. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

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Riot police hit out at demonstrators during protests in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010. Spanish workers staged a general strike Wednesday to protest austerity measures imposed by a government struggling to slash its budget deficit and overcome recession.(AP Photo/David Ramos)

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Protesters vandalize a police car during riots in Barcelona on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010. Shortly after, the car was set on fire. Spanish workers staged a general strike Wednesday to protest austerity measures imposed by a government struggling to slash its budget deficit and overcome recession. (AP Photo/Paula Fernandez)

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A demonstrator reacts after being hit by riot police during riots in Barcelona, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010. Spanish workers staged a general strike Wednesday to protest austerity measures imposed by a government struggling to slash its budget deficit and overcome recession. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)