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Defense Secretary Robert Gates (left) and Afghan President Hamid Karzai this month in Kabul. Musadeq Sadeq/AP hide caption

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Administration Sees Progress In Afghanistan War

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke with Romanian President Traian Basescu (center) and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi on Thursday ahead of a two-day EU summit in Brussels, Belgium. Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP hide caption

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Europe's Debt Crisis Tops Agenda at EU Meeting

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A large collection of 20th century motorcycle toys, valued between $4,000 and $6,000. Courtesy of Sotheby's hide caption

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Malcolm Forbes' Toy Auction Could Bring In Millions

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U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson, shown at the court in Richmond, Va., declared a key provision of the Obama administration's health care law unconstitutional Monday. Courtesy U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson/Associated Press hide caption

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Health Care Rulings Reignite Judicial Bias Debate

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To enjoy meals, slow down and ignore the rules, says poet Maya Angelou. Here, she celebrates her 82nd birthday at her home in Winston-Salem, N.C. Steve Exum/Getty Images hide caption

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Maya Angelou's Cooking Advice: Ignore The Rules

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