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Lebanese and Israeli soldiers have exchanged fire on their shared border; each side has reported casualties.
In the Northern Ireland city of Londonderry on Tuesday, an Irish Republican Army splinter group detonated a bomb in a hijacked taxi outside of a police station. Buildings were damaged but nobody was injured.
According to the newly released USA TODAY/Gallup Poll, President Obama’s approval rating has dropped to 41%. According to Gallup’s daily tracking poll, his approval rating stands at 45%.
The ethics charges against Reps. Waters and Rangle highlight Washington’s new vigilance in detecting indiscretions by members of Congress.
Fifty-four percent of Americans want the Senate to confirm Elena Kagan’s nomination to the Supreme Court while 34% oppose, according to a new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll.
When the few do not represent the many: Even though Timothy McVeigh was Catholic, no one questions the appropriateness of rebuilding a Catholic facility overlooking the site of the Oklahoma City bombing. Yet, many are protesting the building of an Islamic community center near the World Trade Center site.
Fossil fuels are globally subsidized at a rate of 12 times that of renewable fuels, a new study shows.
George Packer at the New Yorker on how broken the Senate is and how difficult it would be to fix it.
In the midst of a down-turned economy and resentment of foreigners, Neo-Nazi groups are on the rise in Mongolia.
The Security and Exchanges Commission wants to levy large penalties to show that it is tough on companies that break rules; however, these penalties are often paid for by the same shareholders who were hurt by the offense in the first place.
America’s Peculiar Amnesia: People have already forgotten how George W. Bush and the Republican Congress expanded government spending.
Man gets a year in jail for grabbing helicopter as it was taking off.