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Politics Jul 07Obama Calls for Stronger U.S.-Russian Relationship
As he wraps up his two-day trip to Moscow, President Barack Obama urged the resetting of the U.S.-Russian relationship while citing the common interests that could form the basis for stronger political and economic ties.
Politics Jul 06Obama Leadership Faces Test at Moscow Summit
President Barack Obama opened a U.S.-Russia summit in Moscow Monday with a prediction of "extraordinary progress" in the areas of nuclear arms reduction and other key bilateral issues.
Nation Jul 02Marines Launch Offensive to Seize Afghan Valley
Thousands of U.S. Marines marked the start of a new offensive in Afghanistan Thursday, pouring from into Taliban-controlled villages in southern Afghanistan to clear insurgents from the area ahead of the nation's Aug. 20 presidential election.
Health Jul 02Report: Obesity Rates Rise Nationwide
The U.S. is getting heavier every year. That's the message of a new study released Thursday by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Economy Jul 02Employers Shed More Jobs Than Expected in June, Unemployment Reaches 9.5 Percent
Employers cut more jobs than expected in June, nudging the unemployment rate closer to double digits and quashing hopes for a quick economic recovery.
Health Jul 01Obama Rallies Support for Health Care Reform at Va. Town Hall Meeting
President Barack Obama sought to rally public support for his health care agenda Wednesday at a town hall meeting in Annandale, Va., where he emphasized his focus on passing reform legislation this year.
Politics Jun 30Franken Wins Minnesota Senate Case in Court; Coleman Concedes
More than seven months after Election Day, the U.S. Senate race in Minnesota drew to a final conclusion on June 30, when the state Supreme Court backed Al Franken's victory and Norm Coleman conceded the race. Here is a recap…
Politics Jun 29Firefighters Case Prompts Reaction on Sotomayor’s Role in Lower Court Decision
The Supreme Court's Ricci v. DeStefano decision was highly anticipated not only because of its potential impact on civil rights and affirmative action, but also due to high court nominee Sonia Sotomayor's role in the case as an appeals court…
Politics Jun 29Supreme Court Rules 5-4 for White Firefighters in Job Promotions Bias Case
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that white firefighters in New Haven, Conn., were unfairly denied promotions due to their race, reversing a decision that high court nominee Sonia Sotomayor supported as an appeals court judge.
Politics Jun 29Madoff Sentenced to 150 Years in Prison
Financier Bernard Madoff was sentenced Monday to 150 years in prison after pleading guilty in March to bilking investors out of as much as $65 billion over two decades.