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"Los Mata Zetas," or the "Zeta Killers," described themselves in a recent video as a paramilitary group that will go after members of the Zeta drug cartel. The Mexican government, however, has described it as a rival drug cartel that is just seeking to eliminate competition from the Zetas.

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The Americas

Drug Violence Swamps A Once Peaceful Mexican City

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Drug Violence Swamps A Once Peaceful Mexican City

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Tom Waits has just released his latest album, Bad As Me.

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Music Reviews

Tom Waits: A Desperate Voice For Desperate Times

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Tom Waits: A Desperate Voice For Desperate Times

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House Republican freshmen, some of whom are shown here in April, are learning that fundraising is a big part of the job.

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Politics

House GOP Freshmen Pressured To Raise Cash

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House GOP Freshmen Pressured To Raise Cash

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A photo from 2009 shows "All Natural" Necco Wafers. But after customers rejected the changes, the Massachusetts company returned to its original recipe.

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The Salt

Necco Wafers Puts Additives Back Into Its Candy

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Necco Wafers Puts Additives Back Into Its Candy

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On an Aug. 10 tour organized by Moammar Gadhafi's governement, an unidentified man lies in a hospital bed in Tripoli. He was allegedly injured during NATO airstrikes a day earlier.

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Africa

Libyans: NATO Bombing Raids Also Killed Civilians

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Libyans: NATO Bombing Raids Also Killed Civilians

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Maj. Gen. Marcia Anderson receives her second star from her husband, Amos, during a Sept. 29 ceremony at Fort Knox, Ky., while the U.S. Army Accessions Command and Fort Knox commanding general, Lt. Gen. Benjamin Freakley, looks on.

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National

Army Names First Black Female Two-Star General

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Army Names First Black Female Two-Star General

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Children at the Black Hills campus of the Children's Home Society head into the main building for lunch. The home caters to children with special needs, many of whom are Native American.

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Native Foster Care: Lost Children, Shattered Families

Tribes Question Foster Group's Power And Influence

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Tribes Question Foster Group's Power And Influence

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Amanda Nottke, who earned her Ph.D. from Harvard, sorts through used micropipettes that will be shipped to overseas science labs.

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Used Lab Equipment Finds A Second Home Overseas

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