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Politics Sep 22Obama Urges Abbas, Netanyahu to Advance Talks
Undertaking a foreign policy challenge that that has vexed world leaders for years, President Barack Obama pressed Israeli and Palestinians leaders Tuesday to do more to reach an elusive Mideast peace deal.
World Sep 02Bombing Kills Key Afghan Intelligence Official as Election Tensions Linger
The Taliban claimed credit for a suicide bombing Wednesday that killed Afghanistan's deputy chief of intelligence and at least 22 other people outside a mosque in the provincial capital Mehtar Lam, east of Kabul.
World Aug 28IAEA Report Shows Some Slowdown, but Continued Nuclear Activity in Iran
Iran has showed some signs of cooperation in slowing its uranium enrichment activity but indicators continue to point toward a covert nuclear weapon program, according to a report released Friday by the U.N. nuclear watchdog.
Politics Aug 20Lockerbie Bomber Released from Scottish Prison
Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, who was convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie airliner bombing, has been released from prison in Scotland and sent home to Libya on compassionate grounds.
World Aug 17Truck Bomb Kills at Least 20 in Russian Province
An explosives-laden truck driven by a suicide bomber detonated at a police station Monday morning in Russia's North Caucasus, killing at least 20 people and injuring more than 100 others, officials said.
Economy Aug 07U.S. Unemployment Rate Dips Slightly to 9.4%
For the first time since April 2008, the U.S. unemployment rate fell slightly in July, to 9.4 percent, down from 9.5 percent in June.
Politics Aug 06Does Sotomayor Vote Have Political Ramifications?
Nine of 40 Senate Republicans voted with the Democratic majority Thursday to confirm Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor. Amy Walter of The Hotline dissects the vote and discusses whether it is likely to have any impact on next year's elections.
Politics Aug 06Senate Confirms Sotomayor for Supreme Court
The Senate voted largely along party lines, 68-31, Thursday afternoon to confirm Sonia Sotomayor to become the first Hispanic on the high court despite strong opposition by most Republican senators.
Politics Aug 04Kim Jong Il Pardons Captured Journalists After Meeting With Bill Clinton
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il issued a "special pardon" to two jailed American journalists after meeting with former President Bill Clinton, North Korea's official news agency reported.
Economy Aug 03Despite Critics, Senate Considers $2B Boost for ‘Cash for Clunkers’
The government's "cash for clunkers" program helped prop up sagging auto sales in July, but the popular program is almost out of cash and the Senate is considering a $2 billion infusion by the end of the week.