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Iran Eases Grip on Al Qaeda

Al Qaeda operatives who have been detained for years are making their way in and out of Iran, raising new questions about relationship between Iran and the terror group

Obama: War Will Get Worse

President says before war in Afghanistan gets better, there will be 'hard fighting over the next several months'

Ariz. Drug Cases Set Feds Scrambling

Federal prosecutors, facing rapid rise in cases along the Southwest border, have to turn down hundreds of them

Luckiest 10-Year-Old Alive

Dutch child is only confirmed survivor after jetliner carrying 104 people crashes on landing at Tripoli airport | VIDEO

Obama: I'm OK With Karzai

Obama plays host for Hamid Karzai, says tensions with Afghan counterpart are 'simply overstated' | VIDEO

Obama Cutting Back on Newsers?

Candidate Obama may have pledged transparency, but the president's passing on big press conferences

Libyan jet with 104 crashes; child sole survivor

TRIPOLI, Libya – A Libyan plane carrying 104 people crashed Wednesday on approach to Tripoli's airport, leaving a field scattered with smoldering debris that included a large chunk of the tail painted with the airli

Senators to query Kagan, but don't expect answers

WASHINGTON – Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan got a pledge from a key Democrat to help smooth her path to confirmation, while the top Senate Republican said she must prove she wouldn't be a rubber stamp for the Whi

Next Up for 'Reform': Potty Parity

Congress holds hearings to address the quality and equality of restroom facilities in federal buildings

Poll: 2010 Close, 2012 Split

Most GOPers would back their candidate and most Dems would back theirs — but what about the independents?