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Many small businesses have complicated health needs that make buying insurance challenging, says health insurance broker Debbie Stocks (left). Stocks meets with Phyllis DeMaurizi and her partner Rick Michaels, who own Rick's Custom Frame + Gallery.
Mono Lake, Calif., is home to a bacterium discovered by NASA scientists that can eat and grow on arsenic instead of phosphorous, one of the basic building blocks of life. The finding has implications for NASA's ongoing search for signs of life elsewhere in the universe.
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Marines on patrol in Afghanistan's Helmand province walk near a blast crater from a homemade explosive device. Roadside bombs are the leading killer of U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. The American military has turned to mathematics and social network analysis to help identify bombers and their supporters.
In this handout image provided by the White House, President Obama (center) and Vice President Biden (across the table from Obama) meet with congressional leaders in the President's Private Dining Room on Tuesday.
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Our brains have chemical pathways that make us feel good when we eat, and really good when we eat sweet or fatty foods with high calories. Scientists see these same chemical pathways used in cases of drug addiction.
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In exile since 2008, former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has announced his return to politics with the launch of a new political party and a potential run for the presidency. Here, he addresses members of the British Pakistani community in Birmingham in October.
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Inmates at the Mule Creek State Prison interact in a gymnasium that was modified to house prisoners in Ione, Calif. The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday in a case that pits California's right to run its prisons against the Constitution's guarantee that individuals behind bars have a right to minimally basic medical care.
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Mexico's President Felipe Calderon (left) starts a wind turbine that will help power the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Cancun. Officials will spend the next two weeks debating how to mobilize money to cope with climate change as temperatures climb, ice melts and seas rise.
U.S. Marine Corps Gen. James Amos testifies on Capitol Hill in September. Amos, now the Marine Corps' top officer, told Congress earlier this month that "don't ask, don't tell" should remain the law of the land.
Megan Lindsey (right) and her friend Alexandria Bodfish at soccer camp at University of Notre Dame. Megan, 14, suffered concussions twice this fall while playing soccer.
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