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Skies Closed for Another Day

As volcanic ash continues to cloud skies over Europe, air safety agency extends airport closures to Sunday

Obama: Drop Bailout Fund

In a victory for GOP, Obama tells Dems to purge $50B fund for dismantling 'too big to fail' banks from financial bill

ACORN Chief: 'We're Not Dead'

CEO issues letter saying 'ACORN is alive,' after N.Y., Calif. probes confirm tapes released to media not accurate

GOP Grills Obama Court Pick

Controversial nominee apologizes for sending Senate Judiciary Committee members incomplete portfolio about himself, says he'll do whatever he can to win back trust

Ash Clouds Worldwide Travel

Flight disruptions will get even worse as volcano disrupts travel for tens of thousands | SLIDESHOW | VIDEO

Fort Hood Shooting Leads To Tighter Gun Restrictions

Secretary Gates signs off on new policy regulating how privately owned guns can be carried on military bases

Tea Party 'Blueprint' Drafted

Thousands descend on the nation's Capitol for tax day protests as activists offer up new 'Contract From America'

Obama's 'Like It or Not'Remark Stirs GOP Uproar

Remark suggesting the U.S. is burdened by its military might draws stern rebuke from all-too-familiar ex-foe

Conflicting reports emerge about Russia suspending adoptions

MOSCOW – A Foreign Ministry spokesman said Thursday that adoptions of Russian children by U.S. families had been suspended, although other Russian and U.S. officials disputed this.

Euro Flights Grounded

Ash clouds from Iceland volcano cancel hundreds of flights into and out of major European airports | VIDEO