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Parents: Detroit School Leader Sends Wrong Message

As if Detroit doesn't have enough problems these days, the president of the city's school board offered the shocking admission that he can't pen a coherent sentence.

Obama looking to give new life to immigration reform

In an effort to advance a bill through Congress before midterm elections, the president meets with two senators who have spent months trying to craft legislation.

Terror Trial Bargaining Chip?

Obama may be testing waters on 9/11 civil trial reversal for sake of bipartisan bargain to close Gitmo

Body scanners are headed to 11 major airports

WASHINGTON — Eleven major airports will begin using body scanners to screen passengers as the Transportation Security Administration launches a plan to buy 1,000 of the machines over the next two years.

U.S. Near 9/11 Trials Reversal

Top Obama advisers near decision to recommend 9/11 mastermind, four others be prosecuted in military tribunal

HBO plans TV movie on 2008 financial meltdown

LOS ANGELES – HBO plans to make a television movie about the 2008 financial meltdown, based on the book "Too Big to Fail" by a New York Times journalist, the cable network said on Thursday.

Police partner with license plate readers

A growing number of police departments are turning to mobile camera systems to fight motor vehicle theft and identify unregistered cars.

'The Vampire Diaries': Why It might be TV's most addictive show

When "The Vampire Diaries" first debuted last fall, we worried it would be nothing more than "Twilight" for TV. But we've been happily proven wrong by the show's quality storytelling and characters week after week.

Saudi Bloggers Shatter Regime's Silence and Censorship

For Ahmed Al-Omran, a 25-year-old Saudi blogger, this has been a particularly frustrating week. To begin with, an ultra-conservative cleric issued a fatwa concluding that people who oppose segregating Saudi men and women should be killed ...

$250 Social Security stimulus check shot down

WASHINGTON - A measure to give some 57 million elderly people, veterans and persons with disabilities a $250 check was rejected by the Senate on Wednesday, a setback for the powerful seniors' lobby.