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Gov't Waste Soars to $98B

About 5 percent of spending in federal programs in fiscal year 2009 was improper, gov't financial report reveals

Dems End Filibuster Against Nominee

GOP filibuster against a controversial appeals court nominee is quashed by Dems with Republican help

Hoffman 'unconcedes' in N.Y.-23 House race

Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman has "unconceded" in New York's special House election after reports that the vote margin narrowed between him and Rep. Bill Owens (D).

Woman pleads guilty in Elizabeth Smart case

SALT LAKE CITY — Seven years after it began, the wrenching saga of Elizabeth Smart's kidnapping is expected to move toward resolution Tuesday with an expected guilty plea from one of the two defendants charged in t

Holder On Defensive

AG stands by decision to send alleged 9/11 conspirators to NYC for trial, says team considered downsides | VIDEO

Man Arrested in Murders of Reality TV Prostitute, 3 Others

Oklahoma City police say a suspect in the killing of four people, including a Nevada prostitute featured in an HBO reality series, has turned himself in to authorities in Mayes County.

Recovery.gov Under Fire

Congressman blasts White House for 'stupid mistakes' tied to government site, including unrealistic data

New Mammogram Advice Raises Concerns

Now, women in their 40s have the added anxiety of trying to figure out if they should even be getting one at all.

Many outraged in Washington over Obama's bow

WASHINGTON (AFP) – News photos of President Barack Obama bowing to Japan's emperor have incensed critics here, who said the US leader should stand tall when representing America overseas.

Obama to China: stop censorship

BEIJING – President Barack Obama pointedly nudged China on Monday to stop censoring Internet access, offering an animated defense of the tool that helped him win the White House and suggesting Beijing need not fear a little criticism. The presiden