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Russian President Criticizes Ruling Party Over Vote

Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev on Saturday sharply criticized officials in the ruling Kremlin-backed party for manipulating recent regional votes, saying it must learn to win fairly.

Hasan Won't Plead Guilty, May Use Insanity Defense

The defense attorney for the Army psychiatrist charged with killing 13 people at Fort Hood reportedly has said his client will probably plead not guilty and that an insanity defense is possible.

Scientists Circulate Proton Beams in Big Bang Machine

Scientists switched on the world's largest atom smasher Friday night for the first time since the $10 billion machine suffered a spectacular failure more than a year ago.

Army Reversal on Coverage of Palin

Book signing at Fort Bragg will now be open to media despite claims it will turn into political grandstanding

Female Health Care Under Attack for the 2nd Time in a Week?

For the second time this week, new guidelines on women’s preventative health-care services have created a firestorm of controversy, as many question whether these are the first steps towards health-care rationing in the U.S.

Oprah ending talk show

CHICAGO - "After much prayer and months of careful thought, I have decided that next season, season 25, will be the last season of The Oprah Winfrey Show," the daytime queen said.

Lou Dobbs considering political career

PHOENIX – A week after abruptly quitting his longtime job as a CNN television news host and commentator, Lou Dobbs said on Thursday he is considering career options including possible runs for the White House or U.S

Al Qaeda's Message Spreading Through English-Language Sites

Increasing numbers of English-language Web sites are spreading Al Qaeda's message to Muslims in the West.

No Afghan Decision Before Thanksgiving

Obama won't make the call on U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan until after Thanksgiving holiday, aides say

Health Care: Time Is Money

Adding expenses beyond 10-year mark drastically skews the overall cost of supposed $848 billion price to overhaul America's health care system