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Pope Meets Fidel Castro, Wraps Up Visit To Cuba

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Vertiente Elio Villafranca & Arturo Stable
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Spring Brings Some Green Shoots In Housing Market

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To Be Heard, Egypt's Bedouins Take Tourists Hostage

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Researchers have analyzed the fossil imprints of of raindrops, like the ones shown here, to study the atmosphere of the Earth, as it was 2.7 billion years ago. The rule at the top is 5 centimeters, or about 2 inches, long. W. Alterman/University of Pretoria hide caption

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Raindrops In Rock: Clues To A Perplexing Paradox

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Justices Ask: Can Health Law Stand If Mandate Fails?

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A home at left stands untouched while the one at right smolders after burning in the Lower North Fork Wildfire in the foothills southwest of Denver on Tuesday. David Zalubowski/AP hide caption

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In Colorado, Chaotic Evacuation After Initial Blaze

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The U.S. military is trying to improve treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. But many veterans say they're still under pressure to deny they have problems. Here, military personnel attend a presentation on PTSD at Fort Hamilton Army Garrison in Brooklyn, N.Y., in December 2009. Chris Hondros/Getty Images hide caption

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Staff Sgt. Bales Case Shows Stigma, Paradox Of PTSD

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For The Two Sudans, The Threat Of War Looms

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Battling 'Red Tide,' Scientists Map Toxic Algae To Prevent Shellfish Poisoning

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