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$5B for Schools, With a Catch

Obama offers stimulus cash to states and schools, many in desperate need — if they embrace academic change

Report: North Korea Publicly Executes Christian Woman

North Korea publicly executed a Christian woman last month for distributing the Bible, which is banned in the communist nation, South Korean activists said Friday.

Swine Flu 'Patient Zero' Found in Mexico

The world's first known swine flu victim was a six-month-old baby girl in northern Mexico who had no known contact with pig farms, the head of a laboratory studying the virus said on Thursday.

No 'Victory' in Afghanistan?

Securing Afghanistan near top of Obama's foreign policy agenda, but he says 'victory' isn't necessarily U.S. goal

You'll Keep Your Coverage, Unless...

Obama says those happy with their health plan won't have to change, but employers could decide otherwise

Drive-By Shooting at Texas University Rally Injures 8

Houston police on Thursday increased to eight the injury toll from a drive-by shooting at a community rally on the Texas Southern University campus.

Obama: What's the Big Deal?

President says he's surprised by controversy after comment cops acted 'stupidly' in Harvard prof's arrest

Reform Delay? That's 'OK'

President brushes off the news that Congress is putting the brakes on his health care reform push

Family Wants Custody of Kids Found Starved in Hotel

The aunt of three emaciated children forced to spend day and night in a hotel bathroom in Texas for at least nine months said Thursday that she and their grandmother want custody of the youngsters, who were placed in foster care together.

White Sox's Buehrle Pitches 1st Perfect Game in 5 Years

Mark Buehrle pitched the first perfect game in the major leagues in five years, leading the Chicago White Sox over the Tampa Bay Rays 5-0 on Thursday.