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Police commander of World Economic Forum found dead

DAVOS - The police commander heading security at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland was found dead on Tuesday, local authorities said, adding that his death appeared to be suicide.

Filmmaker who targeted ACORN arrested in alleged Senate phone scheme

The independent filmmaker who brought ACORN to its knees last year with an undercover expose was arrested this week along with three others, including the son of a federal prosecutor, and accused of trying to interf

Hoyer: No Easy Path on Health Care

House's No. 2 Dem says party is looking at ways to pass reform, doubts Obama will lay out plan during speech

Obama to propose freeze on government spending

WASHINGTON - Under mounting pressure to rein in mammoth budget deficits, President Obama will propose in his State of the Union address a three-year freeze on federal funding that is not related to national security

Record number of young Americans jobless

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Census terms has people up in arms

Use of the word Negro to describe a black person has largely fallen out of polite conversation - except on the U.S. Census questionnaire.

Weapons, Map of Military Base Seized After Man's Arrest

Authorities in central New Jersey have seized a cache of weapons and ammunition including rifles, a grenade launcher and a night vision scope from the motel room of a Virginia man.

Neighbor Says Stacy Peterson Said 'I'm Already Dead'

The fourth wife of former Illinois police officer Drew Peterson was sure her husband would kill her, even telling a neighbor days before her disappearance in 2007 that "I'm already dead," according to testimony at a hearing on Monday.

Heat's On U.N. Climate Dog

Despite allegations he's a sloppy scientist, report littered with errors, U.N.'s climate chief says he's staying put