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Ted Kennedy was in good humor following brain surgery at Duke University Medical Center on Monday, joking with his wife, "I feel like a million bucks. I think I will do that again tomorrow." Kennedy's neurosurgeon said the operation was a success. The senator will now begin radiation and chemotherapy treatments.

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Jon Stewart charts the administration's "been there, done that, be back later" approach to fighting the war in Iraq. Plus a look back on operational nomenclature, the September surprise and Ted Koppel's giant head.

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An extremist pro-life organization that helped make doctors the targets of deadly attacks in the 1990s is now mobilizing a protest to shutter the last abortion clinic in Mississippi. With reproductive rights under assault across the country, pro-choice activist Sunsara Taylor reports on the high-stakes battle about to take place in Jackson, Miss.

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The US military announced Thursday that it had launched the "largest air assault since the U-led invasion" in 2003 As it turns out, however, it was little more than a photo op According to Time magazine, "there were no airstrikes no leading insurgents were nabbed there were no shots fired at all," and U forces met no resistance Can anyone say Potemkin assault? UPDATE: The L Times is now reporting that the operation has yielded 48 arrests, including at least one major insurgent ringleader, along with seizures of weapons and training manuals.

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