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  • Gates: Afghan move 'matter of weeks'

    by Mark Silva With the Obama administration confronting a decision over escalating U.S. military forces in Afghanistan -- something which the general in command there views as essential to averting failure -- the Defense secretary says some time is necessary..
  • Guantanamo closing unlikely in January

    by Josh Meyer Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said today that the Obama administration may not meet its own Jan. 22 deadline for closing the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and that the fate of more than...

    Home-grown terror: 'Nightmare scenario'

    by Mark Silva With the arrest today of a Boston-area man accused of plotting against Americans abroad and at home, Sen. Joe Lieberman said: "We have a problem now; it's what we call home-grown terrorism.'' "This is the kind of...

    Marjiuana the prescription to Palm Beach County budget woes?

    Marijuana could help solve local governments??? cash flow problems and ease jail overcrowding, according to Palm Beach County Commissioner Burt Aaronson. During a dreary discussion of the county???s continued financial woes, Aaronson made the surprising...

    Health care, 'not abortion bill:' Obama

    By Mark Silva At each juncture in the development of the health-care legislation, it seems, something has been added, or subtracted, solely for the purpose of getting the bill out of a gate. In the House, Democrats demanded a so-called...