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  • ** FILE ** In this Oct. 3, 2011, file photo Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain stops to address the media as he arrives for a meeting with developer Donald Trump in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    Cain tells aides he's reassessing his campaign

    Herman Cain told aides Tuesday he is assessing whether the latest allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior against him "create too much of a cloud" for his Republican presidential candidacy to go forward.


  • Protesters condemn the weekend NATO strikes on Pakistani border posts as they demonstrate in Lahore, Pakistan, on Monday, Nov. 28, 2011. (AP Photo/K.M.Chaudary)

    Pakistan to boycott meeting on Afghanistan

    Pakistan pulled out of a meeting next week in Germany on the future of Afghanistan to protest the deadly attack by U.S.-led forces on its troops, widening the fallout on Tuesday from an incident that has sent ties between Washington and Islamabad into a tailspin.


  • Myanmar's army still torturing ethnic minorities

    Deep in jungles far from the international spotlight, Myanmar's army continues to torture and kill civilians in campaigns to stamp out some of the world's longest-running insurgencies.


  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Only BBA can end overspending

    Congress' recent defeat of the proposed balanced-budget amendment to the Constitution is a travesty imposed on hardworking taxpayers.


  • "It's very clear to me that we're seeing the rights of employers and employees under attack," said Rep. John Kline, Minnesota Republican. (Associated Press)

    GOP seeks to head off NLRB rules

    House Republicans are waging a pre-emptive strike against the National Labor Relations Board on Wednesday to keep the group from speeding up the process for organizing unions and to prevent multiple unions at a single company.


  • Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio (AP Photo)

    Arizona's Sheriff Arpaio endorses Perry

    One of the nation's leading immigration hard-liners threw his support behind three-term Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Tuesday, saying Mr. Perry has done more to combat illegal immigration and secure the border than any other candidate in the Republican presidential field.


  • Supporters of the Pakistani religious party Jamaat-ud-Dawa offer prayers for Pakistani soldiers who lost their lives during the NATO airstrikes on Pakistani military posts along the Afghanistan border, in Karachi, Pakistan, on Monday, Nov. 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

    Pakistan to boycott meeting over NATO raid

    Pakistan on Tuesday pulled out of an upcoming meeting in Germany on the future of Afghanistan to protest the deadly attack by U.S.-led forces on its troops, widening the fallout from an incident that has sent ties between Washington and Islamabad into a tailspin.


  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Equal treatment for wind power

    The call for an end to all energy subsidies from Rep. Mike Pompeo, Kansas Republican, and Rep. Raul R. Labrador, Idaho Republican, could be a laudable goal if it treated all energy resources fairly and treated energy fairly relative to other sectors ("Era of energy subsidies is over," Commentary, Monday). Unfortunately, their proposed legislation doesn't work that way. It unfairly singles out the most promising source of new manufacturing jobs while protecting billions of dollars in incentives for other energy sources and all non-energy sectors. Honest reform of tax incentives must start with a level playing field. The Pompeo/Ladrador proposal fails to do that.


  • **FILE** Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.

    Biden arrives in Iraq ahead of U.S. troop pullout

    Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. arrived in Iraq on Tuesday on a surprise visit as American troops are pulling out of the country.


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