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White House inches closer to arming Syrian rebels

The possibility of sending weapons to Syrian rebels is on the agenda for White House meetings this week, Obama administration officials confirmed Monday.

Three questions for Clarence Thomas

He wore a black beret and army fatigues, warned people that a revolution was coming and memorized the speeches of Malcolm X.

Cleveland man indicted on 329 counts in captive women case

A man accused of kidnapping and holding captive three young women in his Cleveland house for 10 years will be arraigned this week on 329 counts.

Santa Monica gunman rips apart three families, including his own

 What would compel a man to take his father's and his brother's lives and then spray bullets at his former college, killing three other people in the next 13 minutes?

Attorney: No imminent plans to put Zimmerman on stand

Despite the intense scrutiny and heated emotions surrounding his client's case, George Zimmerman's defense attorney says he has no immediate plans to ask for a change of venue or to put his client on the stand.

Senators should have known about snooping, says McCain

-- Lawmakers who are now expressing outrage over the government's surveillance of phone records and Internet activity should have paid closer attention when they were voting to reauthorize provisions in the Patriot Act, Sen.

Santa Monica shooting suspect ID'd; father, brother among victims

The suspect in a shooting spree that left four people dead in Santa Monica has been identified as John Zawahri, sources told CNN.

Iran takes key step in nuclear reactor construction

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was on hand Sunday as officials at a nuclear plant took a critical step toward completing a reactor, the semiofficial Fars News Agency reported.

North, South Korea hold talks

North Korean and South Korean officials held their first government-level talks in years on Sunday, South Korean media reported.

Apple's innovation conundrum

Apple will hold its first major product event in nine months on Monday, a stunning gap for a company that relies on regularly impressing customers with new innovations.