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N.C. Police Charge Mother in Missing Girl Case

The mother of a 5-year-old girl who disappeared in North Carolina was charged Saturday with human trafficking and other offenses, though authorities said they still did not know the girl's whereabouts.

Football Players Clad in Camouflage Salute Military

South Carolina and Maryland emerged from their locker rooms Saturday wearing camouflage uniforms with military values such as 'Duty,' 'Honor,' and 'Courage' on the back in place of names to honor those who have served.

First U.S. Marijuana Cafe Opens in Oregon

The United States' first marijuana cafe opened on Friday, posing an early test of the Obama administration's move to relax policing of medical use of the drug.

Families of 9-11 Victims Divided Over Detainee Trial Plan

Attorney General Eric Holder's announcement to bring Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to trial at a New York City courthouse Friday was received by families of Sept. 11 victims with mixed reaction.

Chavez Urges Venezuelans to Trim Their Waistlines

President Hugo Chavez said in a televised speech Friday that "there are lots of fat people" in Venezuela and advised his supporters to exercise and eat healthy to trim their waistlines.

Jon Gosselin countersues TLC

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Jon Gosselin is reportedly responding to TLC's lawsuit against him with a countersuit for $5 million.

Second hero emerges in Fort Hood tragedy

UNDATED - Shortly after last week's Ft. Hood shooting massacre, Sgt. Kimberly Munley of the Killeen, TX, police department was widely credited as the heroic cop who brought Maj.

Obama: We'll 'Engage' Asia

Obama, calling himself 'first Pacific president,' urges greater cooperation between U.S., Asia in Tokyo speech

ACORN suing government

UNDATED — ACORN says cutting their government funding was unconstitutional and they are suing. The agencies funding was cut after a video surfaced with two people posing as a pimp and a prostitute.

After spending binge, White House says it will focus on deficits

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama plans to announce in next year's State of the Union address that he wants to focus extensively on cutting the federal deficit in 2010 – and will downplay other new domestic spendi