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Powerful Earthquakes Batter South Pacific Islands

A 7.6 earthquake struck the island of Sumatra on Wednesday, a day after an underwater quake triggered a tsunami in the Samoans.

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Supreme Court Takes Case on Reach of Gun Rights

The case could establish whether the constitutional right of individuals to own firearms trumps state and local laws.

Rate of Enrollment in Medicaid Rose Rapidly, Report Says

Agency directors fear that lawmakers will need to find more money or cut benefits or payments to doctors and hospitals.

Veterans from I Troop looked through Jerry Mitchell's scrapbook of Vietnam war photos at the 11th Armored Cavalry's reunion earlier this month in Santa Clara, Calif.
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After 39 Years, Soldiers Cited for Heroism

A reunion of soldiers had a special meaning this year after their unit unveiled a presidential citation for a rescue mission in Vietnam in March 1970.

Global AIDS Detection and Treatment Rise Sharply

The number of people being tested for H.I.V. more than doubled in dozens of countries last year, leading to a major increase in those being treated.

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U.S. Critic of Karzai Is Fired From U.N. Mission

Peter Galbraith was being recalled after a dispute over the handling of fraud allegations in the election.

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An inquiry into the August 2008 war concludes that Georgia ignited the conflict, but that Russia provoked it.

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