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Fate of Health Care in Nelson's Hands

Sen. Ben Nelson — only known Dem holdout — will play role of Santa or Grinch, controlling passage of bill

Worst media bias vote of 2009

UNDATED - Nearly 8,000 of you participated in the public online voting for the Best Notable Quotables of 2009 (7,903 to be exact), weighing the idiocy and outrageousness of dozens of quotes from liberal reporters an

Leaders Throwing in the Towel in Copenhagen?

What began with excitement and anticipation two weeks ago ended Friday night with disappointment and anger for thousands, as world leaders and environmentalists streamed out of the Copenhagen climate conference without an agreement.

Did NFL Player Chris Henry Jump to His Death?

A witness claims an NFL player threatened to kill himself moments before taking a fatal fall from the back of a pickup truck.

Man Naked in Own Home Hit With Indecent Exposure

A Virginia man has been convicted of indecent exposure after police say he stood naked inside his house as a 7-year-old boy and his mother walked by.

Obama calls for action in Copenhagen

COPENHAGEN — A visibly angry Barack Obama threw down the gauntlet at China and other developing nations Friday, declaring that the time has come "not to talk but to act" on climate change.

Iranian forces take over Iraq oil well

NASIRIYAH, Iraq – Iranian forces took control of a southern Iraqi oil well on a disputed section of the border on Friday, US and Iraqi officials told AFP.

Infamous Auschwitz sign stolen

OSWIECIM, Poland – The Nazis' infamous iron sign declaring "Arbeit Macht Frei" —German for "Work Sets You Free" — was stolen Friday from the entrance of the former Auschwitz death camp, Polish police said.

Israel Divided on Soldier Release Deal

Prime Minister Netanyahu reluctant to sign-off on pact to secure release of kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit

Happiest states in America, Texas in top half

UNDATED - Ever wondered if you'd be happier in sunny Florida or snow-covered Minnesota? New research on state-level happiness could answer that question.