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Officials Say Former Gitmo Detainee Now a Taliban Commander

A man who was freed from Guantanamo after he claimed he only wanted to go home and help his family is now a senior commander running Taliban resistance to the U.S.-led offensive in southern Afghanistan, two senior Afghan intelligence officials say.

RI school leader calls for talks, not mass firing

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - A superintendent who fired all the teachers in a long-troubled Rhode Island high school says she's willing to negotiate after their union promised to support reforms.

Iranians in America Report Steady Stream of Death Threats

Exiled Iranian dissidents, human rights campaigners and Iranian-American advocacy groups are fearing for their lives as they receive what they say are ongoing death threats from Iranian intelligence agents and regime sympathizers working in the U.S.

Obama Calls for 'Up or Down' Vote on Health

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama, hoping to move the health-care debate to its final stages, called on lawmakers to schedule a vote in the next few weeks.

Rove admits to error on Iraq as Bush strategist

NEW YORK - Republican strategist Karl Rove says in a new memoir that the failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq badly damaged the Bush administration's credibility and led to dwindling public support fo

Chile steps up hunt for quake victims

CONCEPCION, Chile – Rescue crews with sniffer dogs fanned out around Chile's earthquake-ravaged cities and villages on Wednesday, searching for survivors inside the mountains of rubble.

Child Directed Traffic at JFK Airport, Employees Suspended

An air traffic controller at New York's Kennedy Airport was suspended for allowing his young son to radio instructions to several pilots.

NASCAR making change to cars

NASCAR is weeks away from making a small but significant change to its car, one that could dramatically impact how races run from here on out.

President Obama wants comprehensive bill, GOP ideas

In a letter to congressional leadership on Tuesday, President Barack Obama did not explicitly advocate the use of reconciliation to pass health care reform into law.

Will Obama Use the 'R' Word?

The big mystery left in Obama's health speech is whether he will utter the magic word for Dems — reconciliation