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Iranian Police, Militia Attack Opposition Protesters

As night fell, Iranians across the city gathered on their rooftops and chanted 'death to the dictator' and 'courageous neighbors, thank you for your support,' apparently in response to protests held around the world

Lobbyists Still Knocking

Drugmakers, hospital groups and insurance lobby coming on strong in push for Health Care reform

Free Staters at Camp: With Guns, Swords, Defiance

Free Staters in a tent colony in New Hampshire drink to a future they hope will contain less government — much less government

Hubble Images Show Debris From Jupiter Collision

Scientists used the telescope Thursday to capture what they call the "sharpest visible-light picture" so far of the expanding gash.

Police Hunt Kidnapper Whose Victim Ran Away Naked

Cops are searching for a man in the abduction of a 24-year-old upstate woman who escaped naked from his van and ran to a home for help.

Fresh Off Clashes, Sen. Boxer Slips

Poll suggests the California Democrat would face a tight race against ex-CEO Carly Fiorina for Senate seat

Military Eyes Version of 'Pain Ray' for Aircraft

Air Force has beefed up share of funding for Active Denial System, tightly focused beam of microwaves that causes an intense, but theoretically harmless, burning sensation.

Study Cited — and Ridiculed

White House report says small companies pay far more for health care; GOP calls it propaganda

Gates on a Roll, But for How Long?

Defense chief may have scored big legislative wins recently, but further military cuts remain a huge challenge