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Taliban Ready to Talk Peace?

Supreme leader of Taliban signals he longer aims to rule Afghanistan, is ready for 'sincere' peace talks with West

McCain Renews Call to'Pull the Trigger' on Iran

Former rival says he didn't need Pentagon memo to know Obama lacks plan for dealing with Iran's nuke ambitions

Gates Warns U.S. Lacks Strategy on Iran Nukes

Defense Secretary Robert Gates has warned top White House officials in a secret three-page document that the U.S. does not have an effective strategy for dealing with Iran's push toward nuclear capability.

Geithner Predicts Passage of Financial Overhaul

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says a strong overhaul of the financial system will emerge from the current impasse in Congress and protect taxpayers against fraud and abuse in the financial industry.

Volcanic Ash Grounds Obama

President scraps plans to travel for Polish president's funeral because of hazardous flying conditions in Europe

Iran Calls for U.S. Nuclear Disarmament

Tehran accuses America of deceptively calling for non-proliferation while holding on to its own weapons

Scarce Jobs Not 'New Normal'

While fragile economy recovers, high jobless rates should not be the norm now, Obama economic adviser says

Debate Over Interns as Free Labor

In potential crackdown on unpaid internships, students maybe be left without opportunity to bolster their resumes

Skies Closed for Another Day

As volcanic ash continues to cloud skies over Europe, air safety agency extends airport closures to Sunday

Obama: Drop Bailout Fund

In a victory for GOP, Obama tells Dems to purge $50B fund for dismantling 'too big to fail' banks from financial bill