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Senate rejects proposal to ban earmarks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Senate on Tuesday rejected a proposed ban on the pet spending projects known as earmarks that have become a symbol of wasteful spending for many voters. Read more

U.S. regrets leaks, says will tighten security

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government said on Monday it deeply regretted the release of any classified information and would tighten security to prevent leaks such as WikiLeaks’ disclosure of a trove of State Department cables. Read more

Tiger Woods gets the Law & Order treatment

Tiger Woods gets the Law & Order treatment

Tiger Woods may want to skip this week’s episode of “Law & Order: Los Angeles.” The plot on Wednesday’s show includes a philandering golf star and his club-wielding wife. When police arrive, the bleeding athlete says his spouse was merely attempting to rescue him — in this case, from their swimming pool rather than a […]

Obama, Republicans in tax face-off at White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama faces off with Republican congressional leaders over taxes on Tuesday in a test-of-wills that could foreshadow how the White House works with the opposition party in the coming two years. Read more

Pentagon study shows gay service would not harm military

Pentagon study shows gay service would not harm military

The Pentagon study that argues that gay troops could serve openly without hurting the military’s ability to fight is expected to re-ignite debate this month on Capitol Hill over repealing the 17-year-old “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. Officials familiar with the 10-month study’s results have said a clear majority of respondents don’t care if gays […]

Police worked to keep armed student calm

Police worked to keep armed student calm

Trapped in their classroom with a student gunman, a group of terrified Wisconsin high schoolers worked desperately to keep their captor calm by chatting and laughing with him about hunting and fishing. The 15-year-old gunman eventually shot himself as police stormed the room at Marinette High School hours later Monday evening, and he was hospitalized […]