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CIA Steps Up Drone Use

White House reportedly OKs plan to widen drone use in Pakistan in hopes of eliminating any haven for militants• URGENT: Gunfire, Explosion Reported in Pakistani City

GOP Sees Edge on Medicare

Senate GOP keeping focus on Medicare cuts in health care bill, sensing a political advantage on issue

Punish Messenger, Ignore Message?

Dem senator calls leak of climate scientists' e-mails a 'crime' that should be investigated, as GOP critics wonder — what about investigating e-mails' contents?

Target: Al Qaeda

Despite talk from top brass about importance of fighting Taliban, Al Qaeda remains No. 1 priority for U.S. military• Afghan President Willing to Talk to Taliban

From Foxy Knoxy to Plain Jane?

U.S. student on trial for murder in Italy ditches her polished look — a tactic lawyers say may earn her some sympathy• Knox: Don't Want Killer's Mask on Me

AT&T dead last in Consumer Reports wireless survey

Respondents in the annual survey hammered AT&T in just about every category, from voice service to the frequency of dropped calls. The big winner: AT&T's nemesis, Verizon Wireless.

Knox Says She Doesn't Want Killer's Mask Forced on Her

American Suspect Amanda Knox has dramatically pleaded her innocence in the Meredith Kercher murder trial as an Italian jury prepares to decide her fate.

Decorated Veteran, 90, Fights to Raise Flag in His Yard

A veteran of three wars who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor is now facing the fight of his life after he was ordered to take down his American flag and remove the flagpole he put up in his yard in Richmond, Va.

Jon Stewart Scoops Network News on Climate-Gate

'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart' produced its 'reporting' on Climate-gate Tuesday night, before the big three broadcast TV news

More troops headed to Afghanistan

President Obama made his long awaited announcement on troop levels in the war in Afghanistan. The president addressed the nation from the U.S.