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The leaked WikiLeaks cables highlight two pervasive challenges the U.S. faces in Afghanistan: corruption and dealing with President Hamid Karzai. Shah Marai/Getty Images hide caption

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Cables Shine Light On Complex U.S.-Afghan Ties

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Many small businesses have complicated health needs that make buying insurance challenging, says health insurance broker Debbie Stocks (left). Stocks meets with Phyllis DeMaurizi and her partner Rick Michaels, who own Rick's Custom Frame + Gallery. Jenny Gold/KHN hide caption

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Health Insurance Brokers Fight For Their Future

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In this handout image provided by the White House, President Obama (center) and Vice President Biden (across the table from Obama) meet with congressional leaders in the President's Private Dining Room on Tuesday. The White House/Getty Images hide caption

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Liberals: Obama Doesn't Compromise, He Caves

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Leaked U.S. diplomatic cables contained information on the inner workings of the State Department, including some frank assessments of world leaders. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Ex-Diplomats Fear Leak Will Lead To Cautious Cables

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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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