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Obama to propose freeze on government spending

WASHINGTON - Under mounting pressure to rein in mammoth budget deficits, President Obama will propose in his State of the Union address a three-year freeze on federal funding that is not related to national security

Census terms has people up in arms

Use of the word Negro to describe a black person has largely fallen out of polite conversation - except on the U.S. Census questionnaire.

White House brass splits on job stats

White House advisers appearing on the Sunday talk shows gave three different estimates of how many jobs could be credited to President Obama’s Recovery Act.

Fox ready to swoop in on Conan

FOX is set to move fast to pick up Conan O'Brien for a rival late-night show, according to sources. Talks between O'Brien and Fox could start as early as this week.

3 coordinated bomb attacks hit hotels in Baghdad

BAGHDAD — In a coordinated attack as devastating as it was ruthlessly efficient, three bombs unleashed minutes apart on Monday wrecked landmark hotels in Baghdad, undermining faith in Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Ma

'Avatar' replaces 'Titanic' in record books

LOS ANGELES, Jan 24 (Reuters) - "Titanic" just hit an iceberg named "Avatar."

Group: Bin Laden wording 'indicator' of coming attack

Osama bin Laden's word choice in the latest audio message attributed to him is seen as a "possible indicator" of an upcoming attack by his Al-Qaeda network, a US monitoring group warned Sunday.

Why the GOP should still be nervous

Republicans are riding high in the wake of Scott Brown’s win, talking up an authentic resurgence for their party and a real chance for reclaiming power. Don’t bet on it.