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Closing In on Health Deal

Bipartisan group in Senate is edging closer to a health care compromise that omits two key Democratic priorities

Crowd Watches Spaceship Launcher Take Off

The twin-fuselage craft named WhiteKnightTwo, looking like two planes connected at the wing tips, circled the runway several times before touching down at the Experimental Aircraft Association's Air Venture annual gathering.

Pregnant Women Likely to Be First for Swine Flu Shots

Swine flu has been hitting pregnant women unusually hard, so they are likely to be among the first group advised to get a new swine flu shot this fall.

Date Set for Harvard Scholar, Cop to Meet With Obama at W.H.

The professor, the policeman and the president are ready to share a beer — and maybe a few thoughts about race and law enforcement in America.

Senate Group Dropping Key Dem Health Goals

After weeks of secretive talks, a bipartisan group in the Senate edged closer Monday to a health care compromise that omits two key Democratic priorities but incorporates provisions to slow the explosive rise in medical costs, officials said.

2 Charged in Fatal Beating Near Phillies' Ballpark

Two men have been charged with murder and a third is in custody in the beating death of a man outside the Philadelphia Phillies' ballpark during a game.

Conservative Kiosk Owner Hopes for a New Lease at N.C. Mall

A man who sells conservative merchandise at a kiosk in a North Carolina mall says he hopes he'll be able to keep pushing "Impeach Obama" bumper stickers after his lease expires on Friday.

Pakistan: New Nuclear Arms Race Possible With Launching of I

Pakistan warned Monday of a new nuclear arms race after India launched its first homegrown nuclear submarine, joining only five other countries that have developed such vessels.

Michael Vick Reinstated by the NFL

Michael Vick has been conditionally reinstated by the NFL.

Crunch Time for the Dems

House Democrats enter critical negotiating session as party leaders try to prevent internal tensions from indefinitely delaying action on heath care overhaul