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Obama Backs Senate's Tax on 'Cadillac' Health Plans

In a meeting at the White House, Obama expressed his preference for the insurance tax contained in the Senate's health overhaul bill, Democratic aides said

Schwarzenegger wants more federal money for California

SACRAMENTO, California - California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on Wednesday vowed to pry more dollars from the federal government, which he said took more than it gave, but left details on how to close a $19.9 b

Star could wipe out Earth

A STAR primed to explode in a blast that could wipe out the Earth was revealed by astronomers yesterday.

Protection or Profiling?

Heightened airport security measures receive backlash from Muslim groups who say they trigger racial profiling• Nigerian Indicted in Airline Bomb Attempt

Pelosi takes swipe at President Obama's campaign promises

WASHINGTON - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, piqued with White House pressure to accept the Senate health reform bill, threw a rare rhetorical elbow Tuesday at President Barack Obama, questioning his commitment to his 2

One in 5 ex-Guantanamo detainees joining militants

WASHINGTON – A classified Pentagon assessment shows one in five detainees released from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay has joined or is suspected of joining militant groups like al Qaeda, U.S.

Holocaust Museum Shooter Dies in Prison Hospital

The 89-year-old man charged with a deadly shooting at Washington's Holocaust museum died Wednesday in a prison hospital, authorities said.

Phantom zip codes also found in Virginia

VIRGINIA - As much as $9.5 million in federal stimulus dollars went to 14 zip codes in Virginia that don’t exist or are in other states, Old Dominion Watchdog (

Obama promised televised C-SPAN health care discussion during campaign

President Obama vows to have health care discussion covered by C-SPAN.