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Intel Short in Afghanistan?

LIVESHOTS: Stinging report from NATO official says intelligence community only 'marginally relevant'• Report: Freed Gitmo Detainees Rejoin Al Qaeda

Home Sales in Record Plunge

Pending home sales unexpectedly dropped in November, a big correction after several months of positive gains

Obama, Security Chiefs Meet

President to meet with 20 high-ranking officials, unveil plan to improve watchlists and thwart future terror attacks

Al-Qaida double-agent killed CIA officers

The suicide bombing on a CIA base in Afghanistan last week was carried out by a Jordanian doctor who was an al-Qaida double-agent, Western intelligence officials told NBC News.

NYC Funds Guide on How to Shoot Heroin Safely

The city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene spent $32,000 of tax money on 70,000 copies that offer information on how to prepare drugs carefully and care for veins to avoid infection.

Freed Guantánamo inmates are heading for Yemen to join al-Qaeda fight

UNDATED - At least a dozen former Guantánamo Bay inmates have rejoined al-Qaeda to fight in Yemen, The Times has learnt, amid growing concern over the ability of the country’s Government to accept almost 100 more fo

New mammogram guideline released, fuels confusion

UNDATED - Breast cancer screening just got more confusing today, as two medical organizations announced annual mammograms should begin at age 40, and earlier for high-risk women.

Presidential appointee, transgender aide starts Tuesday

WASHINGTON - One of the executive branch's first transgender appointees will start working in the Commerce Department on Tuesday.

Cable bill set to rise

UNDATED - The performances on “American Idol” may be erratic and the plot twists on “Lost” may be unpredictable, but one facet of television is certain: the costs just keep going up.

Security guard killed, U.S. Marshall shot in federal building in Las Vegas

A gunman opened fire in the lobby of a federal building in downtown Las Vegas on Monday, killing a court officer and wounding a deputy U.S. marshal before he was shot to death.