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For U.S. Analysts, Rethinking The Terror Threat

In recent years, U.S. officials were working from the premise that independent groups like al-Qaida were most likely to carry out terrorist attacks. But now it appears that the focus is less on al-Qaida and more on the prospect of state-sponsored terrorism.
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Outside Court, Protesters Face Off Over 'Obamacare'

Supporters and opponents of the law engaged in a sing-song call-and-response debate just in front of the court's towering marble steps.
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Santorum Would Consider VP Offer From Romney, Man He Daily Derides

In an interview with CBN News, Rick Santorum said he would be willing to consider being Mitt Romney's running mate if asked, despite all the scorn he heaps on the GOP frontrunner daily.
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Komen Struggles To Regain Footing, And Funding

As the national Susan G Komen for the Cure charity deals with the fallout from the uproar over Planned Parenthood funding, the organization's local chapters are feeling an impact. The charity has seen participation drop in several of its signature fundraising Race for the Cure events since the controversy began.
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DOJ Follows Its 'Conscience' In Civil Rights Battles

In three years, the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division has brought record numbers of hate crimes cases, uncovered abuses in local police departments and challenged two states' voting laws. Attorney General Eric Holder says there's still work to do, but critics say the division is overstepping its boundaries.
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Reading Between The Lines Of Monday's Supreme Court Arguments

Even though Monday's arguments were at times dominated by in-the-weeds references to tax codes, the morning provided moments of illumination and humor, as well as fodder for how the justices view their role in the case and how lawyers for both sides will be packaging their arguments in coming days.
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Health Care Arguments Center On Taxes

Arguments before the Supreme Court on Monday had more to do with taxes than with health care as the justices considered whether the case involving the federal health care overhaul could go forward.
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Exxon Valdez Heads To Scrap Heap

The Exxon Valdez appears headed for a scrap heap. In the 23 years since it spewed oil across Alaska's Prince William Sound, the tanker has changed names, owners and purpose. Melissa Block and Robert Siegel look back at what the infamous ship has been up to since the 1989 environmental disaster.

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