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War Zone Visit A McCain Trademark

Trips to war zones have become a signature for Sen. John McCain. While some senators use poster board displays on the Senate floor to make their points, McCain goes them one better and by posing in dangerous places alongside wary men with semiautomatic rifles.
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A Kiss Is But A Kiss, But To French Kiss Is 'Galocher'

For centuries, the French have been sans a term for "French kiss." The latest edition of a popular dictionary attempts to rectify that.
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Public Servant Herman Boudreau, Heroic Under Enemy Fire

While serving in the Army in World War II, Herman Boudreau fought the Japanese resistance during more than two years in the South Pacific. He went on to serve in the Maine National Guard and the Maine State Police, as chief of police in Freeport and as an auxiliary police officer in Brunswick.
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El Salvador Upholds Abortion Rules In Highly Charged Case

Melissa Block speaks with New York Times reporter Karla Zabludovsky about El Salvador's national policy restricting abortions under any circumstances — a decision that puts one 22-year-old at particularly high risk.
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Father Of Chechen Killed In Florida Says His Son Was Executed

Abdul-Baki Todashev says Ibragim Todashev, who was being questioned about his ties to one of the Boston bombing suspects, was "100 percent unarmed" and that the FBI killed him execution-style.

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