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The most common cause of brain injury in premature infants is a lack of oxygen in the days and weeks after birth, researchers say. Ibrahim Usta/AP hide caption

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Why Brain Injuries Are More Common In Preemies

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Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich has relished attacking the journalists questioning him during the GOP debates. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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By Attacking The Media, Gingrich Built A Following

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Ross Perot, shown on a video screen, addresses the Reform Party's national convention in July 1999 in Dearborn, Mich. The billionaire founder of the Reform Party, Perot ran for president as a third-party candidate in both 1992 and 1996. Jeff Kowalsky/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Political Climate Ripe For A Third-Party Prospect

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A haze can be seen at night hovering over the Asarco copper smelter, which turns copper ore into nearly pure copper bars. Emma Schwartz/Center for Public Integrity hide caption

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EPA Takes Action Against Toxic Arizona Copper Plant

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Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and President Obama hold a joint news conference in Australia on Wednesday. The U.S. is sending some 250 U.S. Marines to the country next year, a number that will later grow to 2,500. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Asia In Focus As U.S. Expands Australia Defense Ties

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Minhocao, known as the Big Worm, is an elevated highway in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Urban planners say it needs to be taken down completely. Daniel Mitsuo/Flikr hide caption

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Sao Paulo's Redesign: 'Big Worm' Could Come Down

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