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Battle Brews on 'Don't Ask'

Marine general says he won't force his troops to bunk with gays on base and would give them separate rooms

Big Business Braces forHealth Law Cost Hikes

AT&T becomes latest firm to announce costly impact of health overhaul, saying additional $1B in first quarter expenses could force benefit cuts for retired workers•

Sarah to the Rescue

After riding to fame on McCain's coattails, Palin tries to help Ariz. senator win toughest re-election bid ever• YOU DECIDE: Can McCain Save His Senate Seat?

Secularist Coalition ClaimsVictory in Iraqi Elections

Ayad Allawi wins most seats in parliamentary elections, beating Shiite bloc headed by country's PM Nouri al-Maliki

UN says Iraq election credible, blast follows

BAGHDAD - The top official for the United Nations in Iraq says the UN has determined Iraq's March 7 parliamentary elections were credible and called on all sides to accept the results.

Obama: It's a START

Obama says nuke treaty to replace START accord shows U.S., Russia ready to leave 20th century behind | VIDEO

Appeals for $$ for Threatened Pols

Obama's campaign operation is raising money off the threats to Dem lawmakers to help 'defend health reform'

Playing Politics on Threats?

As feds probe threats against Congress in health law's wake, lawmakers trade accusations of exploiting incidents

Saudis Eye Al Qaeda in Foiled Plot

EXCLUSIVE: Several suspects in plot against Saudi oil, security facilities linked to Al Qaeda in Yemen, official says

Polar Bears on Thin Ice

LIVESHOTS: San Diego Zoo stirs uproar from critics with climate change portion of new polar bear exhibit | VIDEO