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Defense Secretary Robert Gates talks with troops during a visit April 7 at Camp Victory in Baghdad. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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A 'Radical' Plan To Cut Military Spending

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In Alabama, Looking For Strength Among The Ruins

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Residents survey the destruction after a tornado hit Pratt City, Ala., on April 27. Short-term forecasting of twisters like the ones that swept the South this week has grown increasingly accurate, but long-term forecasting remains highly unreliable. Butch Dill/AP hide caption

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U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., right, hears from a constituent during a "listening session" Tuesday at Gateway Technical College in Kenosha, Wis. Ryan's plan to fundamentally restructure Medicare and cut social safety net programs has proved to be a tough sell to many Republican voters the last few weeks. Jeffrey Phelps/AP hide caption

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Medicare's Math Problem: Taxes - Benefits = Trouble

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'Brood 19' Cicadas Poised To Swarm The South

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Gregory Peck Stamp Delivers 'Mockingbird' Memories

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Rep. Tim Walz Vows A Hard Vote On The Debt Ceiling

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Stunned Residents Wander Tuscaloosa's Rubble

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Sacramento's Last-Ditch Effort To Keep Its NBA Team

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Whatever Your Sport, It's Time To Get Your Game On

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A damaged truck in a tornado-ravaged area near Rainsville, Ala. Mark Almond/AP hide caption

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Small Towns Struggle After Storms' Destruction

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How Log Cabin Republicans Keep Out Of The Closet

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GOP Candidates Flirt With N.H. Voters

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A Tea Party supporter, left, argues with a critic before a rally where former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin spoke at the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison on April 16. Darren Hauck/Getty Images hide caption

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Wisconsin's Political Split Hardens Into Great Divide

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