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Hero Pilot Takes to NYC Skies After Hudson River Landing

Capt. Chesley B. 'Sully' Sullenberger took to the skies in New York City Thursday for the first time since January's heroic Hudson River emergency landing.

School to Designate Area for Bible Signs at Football Games

An area will be allocated for religious-based signs at a Georgia high school after a group of cheerleaders were told last week that they could no longer display banners that contain Bible verses at football games.

McChrystal No Longer the Man?

General has seemingly gone from counterinsurgency czar to just one of many people advising Obama on Afghan war

Smart Says She Was Raped Repeatedly by 'Evil' Kidnapper

Elizabeth Smart testified Thursday that she was raped repeatedly by her alleged kidnapper Brian David Mitchell, whom she called "evil" in her first testimony since he is accused of holding her captive as one of his wives seven years ago.

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.