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Women Report More Pain Than Men From Same Ailments

Women don't suffer in silence. They report feeling more pain than men from such common conditions as ankle sprains and sinus infections, a Stanford study finds. A better understanding of gender differences in pain could lead to better treatments.
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Candidates' Stance on Immigration Scrutinized Ahead Of Florida Primary

Florida is arguably the only state where Latino Republican voters matter in presidential primaries, thanks to the fiercely party-loyal bloc of Cuban Americans in South Florida. And the candidate squarely in the crosshairs of Latino and pro-immigrant groups in the Sunshine State is Mitt Romney.
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U.S. Prepares To Redefine Mission In Afghanistan

More than a decade after the U.S. charged into Afghanistan, American troops are still in the lead combat role. But with the U.S. military planning to withdraw by the end of 2014, the Americans now want to see Afghan troops at the forefront of the fighting.
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Op-Ed: Canada Must Change XL Pipeline Debate

President Obama rejected Wednesday a proposal to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast — generating intense debate in both countries. Murray Mandryk, political columnist for the Leader-Post of Sasketchewan, offers a Canadian perspective on the controversy.
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What To Expect From 2012 State Of The Union

President Barack Obama delivers his third State of the Union speech in the House chambers Tuesday night. In his 2012 address, he is expected to focus on jobs and the government's efforts to boost the economy and reduce economic inequality.
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Remembering Joe Paterno: What Is His Legacy?

Penn State football coach Joe Paterno died Sunday at the age of 85. The legendary coach's reputation was deeply tarnished after sex abuse charges were filed against a former assistant coach. Writers and fans continue to debate how Paterno should be remembered.

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