Cindy Richards and her husband Scott Fisher at their home in Oak Park, Illinois on Wednesday, September 23, 2009. Richards is a freelance writer/editor and part time journalism instructor who buys her own health insurance to cover herself and her family.
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In this 2004 photo, Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Nayef (left) visits the scene of clashes outside a special security forces camp in eastern Riyadh. Prince Mohammed, who is responsible for the kingdom's counterterrorism program, escaped a suicide bomb attack in Jidda, but the case is worrying Western security officials.
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Venezuelan students spend the fifth day of a hunger strike outside the headquarters of the Organization of American States in Caracas, Sept. 28, 2009. Students across the country held a hunger strike in support of Julio Cesar Rivas, a student who was arrested during anti-government demonstration in August. Rivas was later released from prison, though the charges against him have not been dropped.
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