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Sex Offender Supervision Blasted in Dugard Case

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation failed to properly supervise convicted rapist Phillip Garrido and missed opportunities to discover the alleged kidnapping victim, Jaycee Dugard, held for 18 years.

A 'Fine' Health Care Fix?

Despite claims reform will make health insurance affordable, House plan assumes millions would rather pay $167B in fines than buy coverage

Study: H1N1 Poses 'Special Threat' to Obese People

Swine flu can cause severe disease in people of all ages and appears to pose a special threat to those who are obese, according to an analysis of H1N1 cases in California released on Tuesday.

U.S. to Karzai: Reduce Corruption or Else

Obama reportedly gives ultimatum to Afghan president to sideline his brother, reduce corruption or risk U.S. support

Obama Dealt a Blow asDems Fall Short in Races

Election of Republican governors in Va., N.J. could mean trouble for Obama, who carried both states in 2008

Ohio Rapist Charged With Murder; More Bodies Found

Ohio police charged a convicted sexual predator with 5 counts aggravated murder hours after four more bodies were taken from his backyard and a skull removed from the man's basement.

'Ramifications' for 2010?

White House downplays closely watched gubernatorial races, but shows an interest in N.Y. congressional race

Governor Treen remembered at memorial

BATON ROUGE — Hundreds turned out for a memorial service yesterday at the state capitol to remember former Louisiana Governor David Treen. Friends and relatives of the late governor called him a statesman and a very important part of lo

H1N1 Vaccine at Gitmo?

Pentagon says Guantanamo Bay detainees will be receiving the H1N1 vaccine despite White House claim that the vaccine is not 'on the way' to naval base

Glimpse into battle over GOP's future

UNDATED — Governor’s races today in Virginia and New Jersey have been anticipated as barometers of next year’s midterm congressional elections. A U.S. House race in upstate New York may prove more meaningful.