Fireworks explode over Beijing's Tiananmen Square on Sept. 12 during rehearsals for massive National Day celebrations to be held Oct. 1. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.
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Martha Martin of Durham, Maine, works three jobs and still can't keep up with her family's medical bills. She has medical insurance, but she and her husband can't make all of the payments.
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