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Can Nancy Pelosi Get the Votes?

Are there enough votes in the House to pass the Senate's health-care bill? As of today, it's clear there aren't.

Texas education board's social studies vote may have wide impact

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas' state education board, rocked by primary elections that may push the influential panel's far-right leanings toward the center, is set to take its first vote on a new social studies curriculum

Minority births on track to outnumber white births

WASHINGTON – Minorities make up nearly half the children born in the U.S., part of a historic trend in which minorities are expected to become the U.S. majority over the next 40 years.

Jailed Jordanian Cleric Is Al Qaeda Recruiters' Poster Boy

A jailed Jordanian cleric who is behind bars for promoting terrorist attacks appears to be the face of Al Qaeda’s newest recruitment campaign.

FBI Probes N.J. Man Linked to Al Qaeda, Yemen Attack

The FBI is investigating the case of an Al Qaeda member from New Jersey who's accused of trying to shoot his way out of a hospital in Yemen.

In Hard Economic Times, U.N. Hires More Staff

By the time it’s over, Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon should have easily improved on his longstanding record as the biggest-spending U.N. secretary-general in history, by a respectable margin

Report: Captured Taliban No. 2 'Singing Like a Male Canary'

The former operations chief and second in command of the Afghan Taliban has been "singing like a male canary" since his arrest last month in Karachi, Pakistan, counterintelligence officials said Wednesday.

Mexico's Slim Becomes 'World's Richest' Person

Mexican telecom tycoon Carlos Slim is the world's richest person, jumping past Americans Bill Gates and Warren Buffett to become the first person from a developing nation to top the list, according to Forbes magazine.

Dems Turn to 'Talking Points'

White House tells House Democrats exactly what to say to sell the idea of health care reform, before it's even finalized

Who Needs a Baseball Season?

The first game is weeks away, but a N.J. mathematician claims he already knows who will be in postseason