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Reversal On Health Mandate Came Late For Gingrich And Romney

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Antiviral Drugs Sparkle In The Race To End AIDS

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'Smart Decline': A Lifeline For Zombie Subdivisions?

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60 Years After Leaving, Porpoises Again Play In SF Bay

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Israelis Clash Over Strict Religious Codes

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IBM Sees A Big Boost As It Turns 100

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In North Korea, A Dramatic Farewell To Kim Jong Il

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A Checkerboard Cake With Slovak Roots

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Dear NHL: Hit The Puck, Not The Players

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