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President Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai greet each other during a May 20 meeting at the NATO Summit in Chicago. Karzai is in Washington, D.C., this week to meet Obama and other senior U.S. officials. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Future Of U.S. Troops Looms Over Afghan Leader's Visit

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Shea Catlin, a nurse practitioner, doses out flu vaccine to give a shot at a CVS Minute Clinic in Arlington, Va., on Jan. 3. Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times/Landov hide caption

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Can You Get A Flu Shot And Still Get The Flu?

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Something Different Giancarlo Vulcano

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2 Pi: Rhymes And Radii

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A supporter of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez holds a heart-shaped sign that reads in Spanish "I vote for Chavez!" and a picture of Chavez outside the National Assembly in Caracas over the weekend. On Thursday, Chavez is scheduled to be sworn in for a fourth term. Government officials are suggesting the ceremony could be delayed as the president recovers from cancer surgery in Cuba. Ariana Cubillos/AP hide caption

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Ill In Cuba, Chavez Likely To Miss His Swearing-In

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Liza Colon-Zayas plays a troubled character named Odessa Ortiz, who finds her better self online. She's pictured above with Bill Heck, as Fountainhead. Richard Termine/ hide caption

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A Vet's Haunted Homecoming In 'Water By The Spoonful'

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