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Pentagon Too PC on Fort Hood?

Lawmaker says failure to mention extremism in shooting report could hamper efforts to prevent future attacks

Melting Pot for Tea Partiers

While the tea parties have taken heat for supposed lack of diversity, minority activists say that's changing

Democrats face loss of Kennedy seat, health care vote

MASSACHUSETTES - Democrats face the possibility of losing their most iconic U.S.

Chrysler to recall 24,177 vehicles on brake issue

Chrysler Group LLC will recall 24,177 vehicles due to a potential defect in a brake system that could result in sudden brake failure, the automaker said in a filing with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administr

All Eyes on Bay State Battle

Two million voters predicted to choose between Martha Coakley and Scott Brown for Sen. Ted Kennedy's seat• LIVESHOTS: Stakes Are High in Massachusetts

Haiti Chaos Hampers Aid Effort, Death Toll Soars

Relief workers say pockets of violence in Haiti's devastated capital are hindering a slow increase in much-needed aid delivery, and some residents have banded together to protect the few possessions they have left.

Questions Raised Over 3 Gitmo Detainee Suicides

Three Guantanamo Bay detainees whose deaths were ruled a suicide in 2006 apparently had been transported from their cells hours before their deaths to a secret site on the island, an article in Harper's magazine asserts.

More and more states on budget brink

California is hurtling into the budgetary abyss — and it's not alone.

Security System Stable in Haiti, U.S. Officials Say

U.S. officials responsible for overseeing the flow of aid and resources to the victims of last Tuesday's earthquake in Haiti say the security system is stable, despite reports of widespread looting and chaos.

Man arrested after airport Twitter joke

An air passenger was arrested under the Terrorism Act and held in a police cell for seven hours after joking on Twitter he would blow an airport 'sky high' if his flight was delayed.