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First lady Michelle Obama promotes the Let's Move! campaign and the NFL's Play 60 anti-obesity initiative on Sept. 8 in New Orleans. Gerald Herbert/AP hide caption

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Children's Health

Checking Up On Michelle Obama's Anti-Obesity Effort

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Checking Up On Michelle Obama's Anti-Obesity Effort

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In a speech to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Monday, President Obama talked about the importance of working together on job creation and growing the economy. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Politics

Obama's Rhetoric: A 'Bear Hug' To Business?

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Obama's Rhetoric: A 'Bear Hug' To Business?

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President Obama and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, seen here in August 2009, have little to laugh about now. The protests and uncertainty in Egypt pose a foreign policy dilemma for Washington: stick with the Mubarak government or back the pro-democracy movement? Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Anti-Government Protests Roil Egypt

In Egyptian Uprising, A Tale Of Two Risks For U.S.

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In Egyptian Uprising, A Tale Of Two Risks For U.S.

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Metastatic breast cancer cells found in a lymph node. National Cancer Institute hide caption

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National Cancer Institute

Research News

Certain Breast Cancer Patients May Nix Node Surgery

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Certain Breast Cancer Patients May Nix Node Surgery

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Pakistani police escorted the man identified by local authorities as Raymond Davis on Friday into court in the city of Lahore, where a judge ordered him held another eight days. The U.S. Embassy says the detained American is a diplomat enjoying immunity from criminal prosecution and arrest. Davis is due back in court Monday. Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Asia

Jailed American's Case Stokes Fury In Pakistan

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Jailed American's Case Stokes Fury In Pakistan

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Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) prepares for another abortion battle. Harry Hamburg/AP hide caption

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Shots - Health News

GOP Takes Latest Abortion Fight To The Tax Code

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GOP Takes Latest Abortion Fight To The Tax Code

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Phil Miatkowski, a student at Lake Forest College in 2008, created a Facebook group to keep his friends informed about legislation in Illinois. Colleges and universities are trying to enhance social networking opportunities for students to help reduce dropout rates. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP hide caption

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Education

Can Social Networking Keep Students In School?

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Can Social Networking Keep Students In School?

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Members of the U.S. Figure Skating Team pose at Idlewild International Airport in New York before boarding a Sabena jet to Brussels, Feb. 14, 1961, on their way to the World Championships in Prague. The plane crashed Feb. 15 near the airport at Brussels, killing all onboard. Matty Zimmerman/AP hide caption

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Sweetness And Light

The Deadly Plane Crash That Nearly Killed A Sport

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The Deadly Plane Crash That Nearly Killed A Sport

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