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Schools faces a tough test with the Supremes

The U.S. Supreme Court is about to get involved in one of the most difficult of American subjects -- middle schools and the care of their inmates who as they…

Time for a new tax revolt?

Tens of thousands of Americans had a great big tea party on Wednesday. Only instead of sipping cups of Earl Grey and Oolong, these Americans were sending tea bags to…

NSA broke law, spied on Congressman

Once again, the uber-secret National Security Agency has been caught spying on Americans on a level that exceeds limits placed on the agency by Congres, raising new concerns about just…

Is Obama screwing the pooch in Pakistan?

President Barack Obama has made rooting out extremism from Pakistan a key priority, but experts from both countries warn that his team is off to a shaky start.

Japan…

Foreclosures up again in 1st quarter

The number of American households threatened with losing their homes grew 24 percent in the first three months of this year and is poised to rise further as major lenders…

Consumer prices drop in March

Consumer prices dipped unexpectedly in March, leaving inflation over the past year falling at the fastest clip in more than a half-century.

The Labor Department says consumer prices edged…

Right-wing extremist groups on the rise

Right-wing extremists in the United States are gaining new recruits by exploiting fears about the economy and the election of the first black U.S. president, the Department of Homeland Security…

Yet another czar is born

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is naming a "border czar" to oversee issues related to drug-cartel violence along the U.S.-Mexico border and the hundreds of thousands of people who try…

Time to return to states’ rights

President Barack Obama is expanding federal powers left and right, eyeing yet other enlargements and still more billions in spending, and it shouldn't strike anyone as utterly senseless that Gov.…

The doctor is out

Medicine's frontline of defense -- the primary care physicians, the family doctors, if you will -- is crumbling. And no national health-care reform plan is likely to succeed unless that…