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Inmates at the Mule Creek State Prison interact in a gymnasium that was modified to house prisoners in Ione, Calif. The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday in a case that pits California's  right to run its prisons against the Constitution's guarantee that individuals behind bars have a right to minimally basic medical care. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Supreme Court To Hear California Prisons Case

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U.S. Marine Corps Gen. James Amos testifies on Capitol Hill in September. Amos, now the Marine Corps' top officer, told Congress earlier this month that "don't ask, don't tell" should remain the law of the land. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Marine Leaders Would Prefer Gay Troops Not Tell

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Volunteers packed into a room during a petition-drive training session in Cairo. Mohamed ElBaradei's National Association for Change movement has gathered 900,000 signatures on a petition to amend the constitution and end the stranglehold President Hosni Mubarak's ruling party has over elections. Holly Pickett for NPR hide caption

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Will He? Won't He? Egypt's Voters Focus On Mubarak

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Aida Abdel-Fattah stands in front of her home in the Duweika area of Cairo. Abdel-Fattah's home was damaged two years ago in a landslide that killed scores of her neighbors. She and others are still waiting to be resettled by the government, as their homes crumble around them. Holly Pickett for NPR hide caption

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Discontent Swells In Hosni Mubarak's Egypt

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Speaker of the House-elect John Boehner speaks during a news conference with fellow GOP House leaders on Nov. 18. Boehner says he will do whatever it takes to eliminate the new health law. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Health Industry Cool To Complete Repeal Of Law

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U.S. Army paratroopers patrol a busy market street in downtown Herat in northwest Afghanistan in June. In the past year, insurgent attacks and crime have spiked in this part of the country, which previously had been relatively calm. It's believed that U.S.-led operations in neighboring provinces are driving insurgents north, to Herat. Chris Hondros/Getty Images AsiaPac hide caption

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Afghanistan

Even In Calm Corner Of Afghanistan, Future Is Murky

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Trucks wait to cross the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan near Spin Boldak in Afghanistan's Kandahar province. The U.S. military is trying to prevent Taliban militants from fleeing to Pakistan to regroup. Rachel Martin/NPR hide caption

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Afghanistan

Cutting Off Safe Havens Key To Afghan Fight

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