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  • Economy is not sole voter concern

    As the economy colors and polarizes voters' attitudes, the Election Day outcome for President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney may be decided on the margins by narrower issues that energize small but crucial slivers of the population.


  • This image made from amateur video from Hama Revolution 2011 and accessed by AP video on Friday, July 13, 2012, purports to show families gathered around bodies of victims killed by violence that, according to anti-regime activists, was carried out by Syrian government forces in Tremseh, Syria. (AP Photo/Hama Revolution 2011 via AP video)

    Syria denies use of heavy weapons in latest violence

    Syria on Sunday denied U.N. claims that government forces used heavy weapons during a military operation that left scores dead and brought immediate international condemnation, while the International Committee of the Red Cross said it now considers the conflict in the country a civil war.


  • Inside Politics: Romneys sit down for interview with Oprah

    Republican Mitt Romney is talking about his presidential campaign with Oprah Winfrey.


  • U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. (Associated Press)

    Grassley: Can U.S. attorney be trusted in Furious probe?

    The ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee wants to know whether U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. has the independence to conduct an investigation of his boss, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., as part of a contempt of Congress citation approved by the House in the botched Fast and Furious investigation.


  • Red Cross: Syrian conflict now a civil war

    The International Committee of the Red Cross said Sunday it now considers the conflict in Syria to be a full-blown civil war, meaning international humanitarian law applies throughout the country.


  • Mass. doctor awaits Green Party's presidential nod

    A doctor who ran against Mitt Romney for Massachusetts governor a decade ago is poised to do it again, this time as the Green Party's presidential nominee.


  • President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign stop at the historic Fire Station No. 1, in downtown Roanoke, Va., Friday, July 13, 2012. Obama traveled to southwest Virginia to discuss choice in this election between two fundamentally different visions on how to grow the economy, create middle-class jobs and pay down the debt. (AP Photo/Don Petersen)

    Obama again calls for action on Bush-era tax cuts

    President Obama on Saturday defended his plan for extending the Bush-era tax cuts, set to expire at the end of this year, only for those earning under $260,000 a year.


  • This image made from amateur video from Hama Revolution 2011 and accessed by AP video, Friday, July 13, 2012, purports to show families gathered around bodies of victims killed by violence that, according to anti-regime activists, was carried out by government forces in Tremseh, Syria, about 15 kilometers (nine miles) northwest of the central city of Hama. (AP Photo/ Hama Revolution 2011 via AP video)

    U.N. team investigates reported Syria massacre

    U.N. observers investigated the latest reported massacre in Syria, entering a village Saturday where activists say regime forces killed dozens of people the past week, as Turkey's prime minister blasted Damascus' leadership, warning that the Syrian people will "make them pay" for such mass killings.


  • U. S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, left, and Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi laugh during a photo opportunity at their meeting at the Presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, July 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

    Clinton in Egypt for first meeting with president

    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton hoped to use her first meeting with Egypt's new Islamist president on Saturday to steer Mohammed Morsi toward opening a dialogue with the military that could end the country's political crisis.


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