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U.N. Crews Living Large on 'Love Boats'

Relief workers relax on cruise ships as Haiti lies in ruins — and you won't believe who has a hand in one of them

Virginia Gov Sings Dixie Mea Culpa

Gov. Bob McDonnell says he made 'major omission' by not noting slavery in declaring April Confederate History Month

Nuke Plan Sparks Terrorism Fears

Obama's new nuclear strategy has critics worried it will boost spread of atomic weapons to terror groups

Citations on Day of Blast

West Virginia mine where 25 people died was cited for violating federal safety measures on day of explosion

No Delay for Controversial Court Pick

Dems refuse to push back confirmation for Obama's judicial nominee after he initially failed to release docs

In down economy, older moms' births still up in US

ATLANTA – U.S. births fell in 2008, probably because of the recession, updated government figures confirm.

Sex Education Could Mean Charges for Teachers

A Wisconsin prosecutor is warning sex education teachers they could face charges if they follow a new state law that allows them to instruct students about proper contraceptive use.

White House RewritingThe Language of Terror

President's advisers to remove religious terms such as 'Islamic extremism' from national security document

Safety Violations at Mine

In past year and a half, there have been 600 violations at West Virginia mine where 25 people were killed

Poll: Tea Party Gains Popularity

Tea Partiers have been dismissed as a fringe group, but two polls suggest movement is going mainstream