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The body of the West Virginia soldier who outlived every other American who served in World War I will be buried Tuesday at Arlington National Cemetery, a family spokesman said Thursday.
The Republican congressman who has organized controversial hearings into radical Islam called Muslims "part of the mosaic" of America on Wednesday and said they shouldn't feel threatened or intimidated by his inquiry.
When China launched threatening war games off Taiwan 15 years ago on the eve of an election on the self-governing island, the U.S. deployed two aircraft carriers, and China quickly backed down.
Each morning over the past several weeks, Americans have watched gasoline and diesel prices skyrocket, igniting worries about the potential for a record-setting spring and summer of high fuel and food costs. Prices have not spiked this quickly since Hurricane Katrina in 2005; in fact, we are experiencing the second highest weekly spike in prices since 1990, according to the Energy Information Administration.
Republicans said Wednesday that the resignation of NPR's top executive in the wake of an undercover video sting will not blunt their determination to cut off all taxpayer funds for public broadcasting.
Republicans' plan to make $57 billion in deep spending cuts won more support than Democrats' $4.7 billion shallow cuts proposal in competing Senate votes Wednesday, though neither gained anywhere near enough support to pass.
The Senate on Wednesday first rejected House Republicans' broad spending-cuts bill, then turned around and defeated the much shallower cuts backed by Democrats and President Obama, and both sides said it constituted progress.
Tina Brown wanted to create a big splash with the first issue of the "new" Newsweek - the magazine Sidney Harman bought for a dollar and put her in charge of returning it to relevance. What could be more original than putting a fresh face on the cover? So here's Hillary Rodham Clinton, 11 years older than the last time Tina Brown launched a magazine, called Talk, and put her there.
Australia's prime minister told a joint session of Congress on Wednesday that Australian troops in Afghanistan would remain with the U.S.-led coalition for years to come, knocking down recent reports that the country was contemplating an early exit from the war-torn country.