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In this picture released by Iran's official Islamic Republic News Agency, bodies of victims of bomb blasts lie on the street, in the city of Zahedan, 940 miles southeast of the capital Tehran Thursday, July 15, 2010. Twin bombings killed more than 20 people outside a mosque in southeastern Iran on Thursday _ including members of the powerful Revolutionary Guard _ in attacks that came less than a month after Iran hanged the leader of a militant insurgent group in the region. (AP Photo/Islamic Republic News Agency, IRNA)

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A victim of Thursday's bomb blasts lies injured in a hospital at the Iranian city of Zahedan, 940 miles southeast of the Tehran, Friday, July 16, 2010. A Sunni insurgent group said it carried out a double suicide bombing against a Shi'ite mosque in southeast Iran to avenge the execution of its leader, as Iranian authorities Friday said the death toll rose to 27 people, including members of the elite Revolutionary Guard. (AP Photo/Fars News Agency, Ali Azimzadeh)

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Members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard talk as they prepare for Friday prayers, at the Tehran University campus in Tehran, Friday, July 16, 2010. A Sunni insurgent group said it carried out a double suicide bombing against a Shi'ite mosque in southeast Iran to avenge the execution of its leader, as Iranian authorities Friday said the death toll rose to 27 people, including members of the elite Revolutionary Guard. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS South Korean soldiers pass a signboard near the demilitarized zone of Panmunjom, showing distances to Pyongyang and Seoul.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS COUNTERPUNCHING:Michael S. Steele is giving as good as he gets from Democratic Party critics in personal attacks.

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A Pakistani boy who was injured in a suicide bombing is admitted to a local hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan on Thursday, July 15, 2010. The apparent suicide bombing near a bus terminal in Pakistan's Swat Valley killed several people and wounded at least 58 on Thursday, officials said, a sign that Islamist militants remain active in the northwest region despite a massive army operation.(AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

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Pakistani soldiers and police officers guard the site of an apparent suicide bombing in Mingora, capital of Pakistan's troubled Swat valley on Thursday, July 15, 2010. The apparent suicide bombing near a bus terminal in Pakistan's Swat Valley killed three people and wounded at least 35 people Thursday, officials said, a sign that Islamist militants remain active in the northwest region despite a massive army operation against them. (AP Photo/Naveed Ali)

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People look at a boy injured in a suicide attack, arrives at a local hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan on Thursday, July 15, 2010. An apparent suicide bombing near a bus terminal in Pakistan's Swat Valley killed five people and wounded at least 58 on Thursday, officials said, a sign that Islamist militants remain active in the northwest region despite a massive army operation.(AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

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Pakistani rescue workers and hospital staff attend people injured in a suicide attack at a local hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan on Thursday, July 15, 2010. An apparent suicide bombing near a bus terminal in Pakistan's Swat Valley killed five people and wounded at least 58 on Thursday, officials said, a sign that Islamist militants remain active in the northwest region despite a massive army operation.(AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

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Recruited Afghan soldiers march for an oath-taking ceremony with a Turkish military officer, front center, at the Ghazi Military Training Center, where they are being trained by Turkish military officers of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday, July 15, 2010. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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A U.S. helicopter lands near recruited Afghan soldiers during an oath taking ceremony at the Ghazi Military Training Center, where they are being trained by Turkish military officers of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), in Kabul, Afghanistan on Thursday, July 15, 2010. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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U.S. Gen. David Petraeus, commander of the NATO and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, salutes during an oath-taking ceremony of recruited Afghan soldiers at the Ghazi Military Training Center, where the newcomers are being trained by Turkish military officers of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday, July 15, 2010. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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Recruited Afghan soldiers march after taking an oath during a ceremony at the Ghazi Military Training Center, where they are being trained by Turkish military officers of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday, July 15, 2010. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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Recruited Afghan soldiers march through a colored fog bomb after taking an oath during a ceremony at the Ghazi Military Training Center, where they are being trained by Turkish military officers of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday, July 15, 2010. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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Recruited Afghan soldiers place their hands on a copy of the Quran, Islam's holy book, during an oath taking ceremony at the Ghazi Military Training Center, where they are being trained by Turkish military officers of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday, July 15, 2010. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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** FILE ** In this Nov. 10, 2008, file photo, detainees are seen outside their cell block at the U.S. detention facility at Camp Cropper in Baghdad, Iraq. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)

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Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is trying to limit reporters' access to Pentagon officials, both military and civilian. (Associated Press)

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"If we had embedded a covert agent into al Qaeda close to [Osama] bin Laden, 9/11 might never have happened," says former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge. (The Washington Times)

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Ugandan police found an unexploded suicide vest containing ball bearings in a disco hall in Kampala, suggesting that militants had planned a third bombing. Officials arrested five people and hinted that Somali nationals were among those detained. (Associated Press)

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A video shows one of al-Shabaab's most famous members, Abu Mansour al-Amriki, or "the American," who is thought to have held a senior role advising the terrorist group. Al-Shabaab members began pledging allegiance to al Qaeda last year. (Associated Press)