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Conn. School Official Defends Religious Symbols Ban

A school superintendent in Connecticut is defending a principal's ban on Christmas parties in class and the display of secular symbols, saying the issue of religious celebrations is 'especially difficult' during December.

Obama Ignores Climate-Gate

Data scandal prompts calls for Obama to skip climate summit, but White House doubles down on commitment

Son Lost in Saddam-Led Attack Found Alive 21 Years Later

DNA tests showed a man named Ali who returned from Iran was the sole surviving child of 58-year-old Fatima Mohammed Salih, who had lost her husband and other 6 children in the 1988 chemical attack on the Kurds.

American Student Amanda Knox found guilty

PERUGIA, Italy — An Italian jury found American college student Amanda Knox guand guilty of murdering her British roommate sentenced her to 26 years.

8 Extreme Solutions to Global Warming

While the politicians fiddle in Copenhagen, many believe the only way to solve the global warming problem is by taking radical, creative new steps

Marines Launch 1st Major Afghan Operation Since Surge

U.S. Marines launch first major Afghan operation since US troop surge announced.

Web Site Aims to Uncover Fakers in Fatigues

Military impostors, beware: A new Web site designed to root out fraudulent veterans and fakers in fatigues has been launched.

U.N. to Investigate Leak of Fudged Climate Data E-Mails

The United Nations will conduct its own investigation into e-mails leaked from a leading British climate science center in addition to the probe by the University of East Anglia.

Taliban Detainee Claims Bin Laden Seen in Afghanistan

A Taliban detainee in Pakistan claims Al Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden was seen in Afghanistan in January or February of this year, the BBC reports.