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Muslim Women's Shelter Provides Refuge, Support

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Montana OKs Physician-Assisted Suicide

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To Avoid Raising Taxes, States Try To Rack Up Fees

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Budget Office Director Peter Orszag (far right) has found a way to turn walking into a competitive sport on Capitol Hill. Here, he walks through the Eisenhower Executive Office Building with Vice President Biden, President Obama and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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White House Stresses Results That Can Be Measured

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Mike Socolick, right, and his girlfriend Maria Perremuto, both from the Staten Island borough of New York, share a moment shortly after midnight in New York's Times Square New Year's Day Friday Jan. 1, 2010. Tina Fineberg/AP hide caption

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GOP Hopes 'Fresh Face' Will Unseat Calif. Incumbent

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Obama Hears First Briefings On Jet Bombing Attempt

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Ugandan Home Brews Result In More Than Hangovers

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Despite Challenges In 2009, Progress On Proliferation

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Hispanic Caucus Aims To Shift Focus To Immigration

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Judge Throws Out Case Against Blackwater Guards

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Military Deaths In Afghanistan Spike

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