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Muslims Not 'Free of Being Mocked,' Danish Cartoonist Says

Muslims need to develop an appreciation of satire and understand that they are not "free of being mocked or being offended," says the Danish caricaturist whose cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad incited rage throughout the Muslim world four years

Empire State Goes Red for Communist China, Sparking Protest

Many are seeing red over the decision to turn New York City's highest beacon —and one of America's symbols for free enterprise — into a shining monument honoring communist China's revolution Wednesday night.

Hamas Leader: Palestinian Prisoner Release Being Negotiated

Mahmoud Zahar, the senior Hamas leader in Gaza, said Wednesday that the release of a tape showing that Gilad Shalit was alive was the first stage of a broader deal now being negotiated with Israel on the release of 1,000 Palestinian prisoners.

FBI: Bloody Silhouette of Child Found in Anthony's Car

An FBI forensics lab identified a blood stain outline of a child in the fetal position in the trunk liner of accused child killer Casey Anthony’s truck, according to newly released documents.

Wreckage May Be Military Jet Missing for 54 Years

Military officials are investigating a historian's report that the wreckage of an Air Force jet lost at sea 54 years ago has been found off the Southern California coast.

ACORN May Face Trial for First Time for Alleged Voter Fraud

ACORN itself is now on trial for the first time as a criminal defendant in an American courtroom as Nevada prosecutors allege the group illegally paid workers to sign up voters as part of an alleged quota system.

H1N1 Picks Up Steam One Week Before Vaccine Comes Out

H1N1 virus picks up steam one week before vaccine becomes available to public.