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Who's to blame for the middle class struggle?

The middle class is feeling squeezed, and they have plenty of blame to throw around. Some are very quick to point the finger at the poor. In fact, they were more resentful of the poor than the rich, big business and government.

'Smart guns' could be next step in gun control

A proposal to expand background checks failed in Washington, but several entrepreneurs say they have a different answer to curbing gun violence.

Heat is on FBI over handling of bombing suspect

When Russia asked the FBI in 2011 to check out Tamerlan Tsarnaev because of his shift toward increasing Islamic extremism, the bureau interviewed him and his family as part of a review that found no ties to terrorism.

Oil, money and politics; EPA snags Keystone XL pipeline

The politics of oil and ecology have put President Obama between a rock and hard place, as he faces a decision on whether or not to permit construction of a new pipeline.

Israeli official: Syria using chemical weapons

The Syrian government is using chemical weapons against rebel forces, the head of the Israel Defense Forces' intelligence research and analysis division said Tuesday.

2 arrested for al Qaeda-supported plot in Canada

Two men arrested Monday were allegedly part of an al Qaeda-supported plot to attack a passenger train, officials with the Royal Canadian Mountain Police said. The men were plotting to attack a Canadian passenger train.

BREAKING: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will not be treated as an enemy combatant

According to White House Press Secretary, Jay Carney, Boston bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, will not be treated as an enemy combatant.

Stocks: Apple, Amazon, Netflix earnings on tap

A deluge of corporate earnings in the coming days will entice investors who were mauled last week by the U.S. stock market's worst performance in 2013.

China bird flu cases now at 102

The number of bird flu cases in China jumped Sunday to 102, including 20 deaths, the World Health Organization announced.