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Washington Fuss Over White House Hanukkah Party

WASHINGTON — At the first Hanukkah party in the Obama White House, a Jewish student choir will sing in sweet harmony, the two young children of a soldier deployed in Iraq will light a 19th-century silver menorah fro

Presidential approval index rating at -18

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 24% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President.

Obama gives self B+

WASHINGTON – US President Barack Obama, in remarks aired late Sunday, awarded himself a B plus for his first 11 months in office, stressing in an interview with talk show queen Oprah Winfrey that there was still muc

Homegrown Terror on the Rise in 2009

The five Americans accused this week of traveling to Pakistan to wage jihad cap what appears to be a record year for homegrown terror plots, exposing a trend that experts say poses the biggest challenge America's security officials have ever faced.

Secret Document Exposes Iran's Nuclear Trigger

Confidential intelligence documents obtained by The Times of London show that Iran is working on testing a key final component of a nuclear bomb.

North Korean Weapons Seizure Could Affect Nuke Talks

The seizure in Thailand of some 35 tons of war weaponry from North Korea may prove a blow to efforts by the United States to negotiate a halt to Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions.

Italy's Berlusconi Reportedly Punched in Face at Rally

Italian news reports say a man punched Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi in the face at a rally in Milan and the leader was whisked away in a car after falling to the ground.

Denmark: Nearly 1,000 Climate Protesters Released

Danish police released hundreds of activists who were detained during a climate demonstration as environment ministers met for informal talks aimed at advancing negotiations on a new global warming pact.

Amanda Knox 'Scared,' But 'Always Hoping' After Trial

Amanda Knox told The Associated Press from her jail cell Sunday that she is scared but hopeful eight days after an Italian court sentenced her to 26 years in prison for the murder of her British roommate.

Spike in Number of Cops Killed by Gunfire in Line of Duty

Over the past decade, small spikes in gunfire deaths have been common, but experts say they are surprised by the number of officers this year who have been specifically targeted by gunmen.