Metropolitan State Hospital employees and supporters gather outside the gates of the hospital in Norwalk, Calif., earlier this month to protest repeated assaults at the hands of mental patients and what they call dangerous working conditions. Nick Ut/AP hide caption

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Violence At Calif. Mental Hospitals: 'This Is The Norm'

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First Lady Betty Ford Remembered For Her Candor

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Members of the Ford family pose on the White House grounds in this undated photo. From left, standing: Son Steve; daughter Susan; son Jack; son Michael's wife, Gayle; and Michael. Seated in front: President Gerald and first lady Betty Ford. AP hide caption

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Betty Ford: An Advocate And An Inspiration

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In September 2008, then-Sen. Barack Obama disembarks from his campaign plane in Reno. Mayor Bob Cashell says presidential candidates should spend a little more face time in his town. Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Nevada, GOP Hopefuls Should Head For The Hills

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Alleged Boston Mob Boss Arrested

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Presidential Hopefuls Geek Out At GOP Conference

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Many bloggers and social media activists at the Netroots Nation Convention say they have become disenchanted with President Obama's administration. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Liberal Bloggers: Obama 'Not Our Boyfriend Anymore'

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Schwarzenegger Says He Fathered Employee's Child

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Huckabee signs a copy of his new book, A Simple Government: Twelve Things We Really Need from Washington (and a Trillion that We Don't!), at the National Press Club, February 2011 in Washington. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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From Pulpit To Politics, Huckabee Heeds The Call

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Changes Sought After Death At Calif. Mental Hospital

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Republican state Sen. Sam Blakeslee, shown at a committee hearing earlier this year, says the Atascadero hospital has "an inherently dangerous population." He's proposed new laws designed to make the hospital safer, including a bill that would make it easier to medicate patients against their will. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Violence Surges At Hospital For Mentally Ill Criminals

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At a rally at Napa State Hospital in January, workers demand better safety measures for staff and patients. One worker carries a sign with a photo of Donna Gross, a hospital worker killed last year, allegedly by a patient. J.L. Sousa/ZUMAPRESS.com hide caption

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At California Mental Hospitals, Fear Is Part Of The Job

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Richard Nixon, daughter Tricia and wife, Pat, board Air Force One after his resignation, Aug. 9, 1974. Bettmann/CORBIS hide caption

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At Nixon Library, A Raw Look At A Disgraced Leader

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Congregants at the West Los Angeles United Methodist Church gathered $8,000 on their first day of fundraising for the earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan. Courtesy of the West Los Angeles United Methodist Church hide caption

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From L.A., Japanese Church Sends Aid And Prayers

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'Crash Tax' More Bust Than Boom For Many Cities

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