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Nation Jan 06Most Dioceses Complying With Rules to Stop Sex Abuse, Controversial Audit Finds
A Roman Catholic Church audit released Tuesday found that almost all dioceses in the United States fully comply with a new mandatory policy aimed at preventing sex abuse by priests, although some victim advocates criticized the audit's methodology.
Politics Jan 06Dean Gets Bradley Endorsement; Clark Touts Tax Plan
Former Gov. Howard Dean picked up the endorsement of 2000 presidential candidate Bill Bradley Tuesday, and former Gen. Wesley Clark expanded on an economic plan aimed at eliminating the income tax for many middle class Americans.
Politics Jan 05Afghan Assembly Overcomes Disputes to Adopt Constitution
Afghanistan's constitutional assembly overcame weeks of bitter disagreements and debate when it voted Sunday to approve a new charter that aims to establish a democratic government in the country formerly ruled by the Taliban.
World Jan 02Security Alert Prompts More Flight Cancellations
A British Airways flight from London to Washington, D.C., was cancelled for a second day Friday as the U.S. government and its allies continued to scrutinize flights coming into the United States for possible terrorist threats.
Politics Jan 01Afghan Leaders Delay Vote on New Constitution
Delegates to the Afghan loya jirga put off consideration of a draft constitution after those opposed to interim leader Hamid Karzai boycotted efforts to vote on key provisions of the charter for the war-torn nation's first post-Taliban government.
Politics Dec 18Appeals Court Orders Dirty Bomb Suspect Released
A federal appeals court ruled that the U.S. government does not have the authority to detain accused American "dirty bomb" suspect Jose Padilla as an enemy combatant, ordering the Department of Defense to release the Chicago native within 30 days.
Nation Dec 01U.S. Reports 54 Iraqis Killed After Ambushing Soldiers
"The 4th Infantry Division repelled multiple ambush attacks," Lt. Col. William MacDonald told reporters, adding that U.S. troops wounded 18 Iraqis and captured eight.
Nation Nov 30Covering the Kennedy Assassination: Mike Mosettig
Politics Oct 21Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Heads to President’s Desk
Opponents of the legislation say it prohibits established medical procedures that should be legal in cases where a mother's life or health is threatened.
Politics Oct 03Election Offers Little Hope for Increased Stability in Chechnya
Voters in the troubled Russian republic of Chechnya go to the polls Sunday to choose a president, the outcome of which is widely expected to confirm Kremlin-backed Akhmad Kadyrov as the region's next leader.