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The Obama administration on Thursday widened the scope of its crackdown on suspected extremist leaders in Pakistan by placing on its terrorist blacklist a top lieutenant in the Pakistani Taliban believed responsible for training the suicide bomber who killed seven CIA agents at an Afghan base in late 2009.
Lawyers for a Palestinian terrorism suspect being held at Guantanamo Bay have won the right to review evidence and call witnesses in a criminal investigation about a secret CIA prison in Poland where terror suspects allegedly were abused.
Concluding a momentous Washington visit, Chinese President Hu Jintao on Thursday denied his country is a military threat despite its arms buildup and pressed his U.S. hosts to seek closer cooperation between the global powers.
An influential group of conservative House Republicans issued a blueprint Thursday for slashing the budgets of PBS, Amtrak and the National Endowment for the Arts — and dozens of other government programs and agencies — in a bid to roll back spending and shrink the national debt.
The State of the Union company picnic is looming on Capitol Hill. Come Tuesday, there will be sack races, an egg toss, a group sing, and oh yes, a big speech from President Obama in there somewhere.
The Kennedy family joined members of JFK's administration, civil rights activists, astronaut Buzz Aldrin and members of the first class of the Peace Corps — which JFK established — to mark the 35th president's legacy at the Capitol on Thursday.
Maryland lawmakers reintroduced a gay-marriage bill on Thursday, making it the second state after Rhode Island to start the process this year of changing its marriage laws.
As protests continue on the streets of Tunisia, U.S. policymakers are weighing their response to the crisis, seeking to chart a course supportive of demands for democratic reform without sacrificing other U.S. goals — or allies — in the region.
The foreign ministers of Turkey and Qatar have left Lebanon and suspended efforts to resolve the country's deepening political crisis, according to a statement released Thursday.