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Indiana College Lifts Century-Old Ban on National Anthem

An Indiana Christian college rooted in Mennonite traditions is lifting a century-old ban so the national anthem can be played at sporting events.

GOP Wary of Health Summit

Some Republicans fear next week's televised health care showdown with Obama could be a partisan 'trap'

Presidential Adviser Alexander Haig Dies

Former secretary of state who served three presidents and ran for the office himself dies at 85 in Baltimore• VIDEO: Remembering Alexander Haig

Petraeus: Progress, Finally

Top U.S. commander says that after more than eight years in Afghanistan, U.S. is getting resources for success• Dutch Gov't Collapses Over Differences on Afghanistan

Hamas: Dead Agent Shouldn't Have Booked Trip Online

A Hamas legislator says a member of the Islamic militant movement assassinated during a visit to Dubai put himself at risk by booking his trip through the Internet.

Turning Point Reached in War Against Taliban, Officials Say

Western officials believe that a turning point has been reached in the war against the Taliban, with a series of breakthroughs suggesting that the insurgents are on the back foot for the first time since their resurgence four years ago.

Dutch Gov't Collapses Over Differences on Afghanistan

The Dutch coalition government collapsed Saturday over irreconcilable differences on whether to extend the Netherlands' military mission in Afghanistan.

Soldiers allegedly attempt to poison food at Fort Jackson

FORT JACKSON, South Carolina - The U.S. Army is investigating allegations that soldiers were attempting to poison the food supply at Fort Jackson in South Carolina.

Obama Steps in to HelpHomeowners — and Reid?

President in Vegas will unveil $1.5B in housing help, but is also out to help vulnerable senators protect their seats

School accused of spying: Webcams used for missing laptops

PHILADELPHIA – A suburban Philadelphia school district accused of spying on students at home via school-issued computers told parents it only activated the webcams to find missing laptops.