ELECTED. Alan Garcia, 57, President of Peru from 1985 to 1990; to a new term as President, in a victory over fellow leftist Ollanta Humala, an ally of Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez; in Lima. By choosing Garcia—whose earlier tenure saw the explosion of guerrilla violence and 7,500% inflation—many Peruvians said they were rejecting the anti-Americanism of Chávez, whom Garcia dubbed a "midget dictator with a big wallet."

APPROVED. Gardasil, the world's first cancer-fighting vaccine, designed to protect women from four strains of the human papilloma virus (HPV), two of which are believed to cause 70% of cervical-cancer cases;...

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