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Nov. 20, 2008

Medical Mystery

It is an extremely rare genetic condition called Laron Dwarfism -- but it may help researchers unlock a cure for cancer and other deadly diseases. ABC News correspondent Jeffrey Kofman travels deep into southern Ecuador, where one-third of the world's 300 people with the disorder live. They do not grow taller than four feet, but researchers who study Laron dwarfism say they have not found a single case of cancer or diabetes among these people.

Rich Man, Poor Man Over the last month, corporate executives have come to Washington, hat in hand, asking for their share of the $700-billion bailout. This week, it's been the CEOs of the Big Three automakers. Lawmakers were already reluctant to help the auto industry, but the executives didn't help their cause when they arrived from Detroit by private jet. ABC News chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross reports on the irony of big-money men who are looking for a handout.

Sandwich Board Ban

It has been a British tradition for decades -- taking to the streets with a message or advertisement strapped to your chest. But to some, the sandwich board set has become a nuisance to pedestrians. ABC News correspondent Nick Watt reports on a Sign of the Times.

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