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Army Tells Dad His Soldier-Son Killed ... But He Wasn't

An Army unit is reviewing how it delivers information to families after a call to a western New York couple led them to believe their son had been killed in combat.

Critics: News Outlets Largely Ignoring ACORN Scandal

Employees at no fewer than three ACORN offices have been caught on videotape advising a man and a woman posing as a pimp and a prostitute on how to skirt federal law to obtain housing — but mainstream media is ignoring it, critics say.

ACORN Brothel Advice Full of Holes, Analysts Say

Legal and tax analysts say there's a chance the advice, however astonishing, could be used to set up an illegal brothel in the short-term — but that the racket might not last long.

Senate Cuts ACORN Loose

Vote blocks housing grants after hidden videos capture employees advising a 'pimp' and 'prostitute' | VIDEO

Obama Won't Be 'Banker-in-Chief'

President marks anniversary of Lehman crisis by saying he backs free market, but won't let economy be threatened

Schools Wrestle With Pledge Policy in Classroom

Teachers and administrators around the country are scratching their heads over the Pledge of Allegiance — asking whether educators should be forced to tell students that the patriotic tribute is only optional.

50 Million New Patients? More Primary Docs a Must

Among the many hurdles facing President Barack Obama's plan to revamp the nation's health care system is a shortage of primary care physicians.

Authorities Sift Through Incinerator in Search for Yale Coed

Investigators sifted through trash at a Hartford, Conn., incinerator Sunday, looking for any signs of missing Yale graduate student Annie Le, the New Haven Independent reported.