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Barbour Defends Pardons

Governor Haley Barbour is defending his decision to pardon hundreds of Mississippians was well as its constitutionality.

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Detroit Bankruptcy Battle Begins In Federal Court

The city's plan to restructure its debt has been praised as a creative way to protect both pensioners and its art museum. But some creditors — and residents — feel like they're being railroaded.

As The U.S. Draws Down, Afghan Fighting Is Heating Up

U.S. combat troops will be gone by year's end and Afghanistan is still trying to sort out its presidential election. The Taliban, meanwhile, have launched some of their largest offensives in years.

Eric Cantor Joins Wall Street Investment Bank

Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is joining the boutique investment bank Moelis & Company. The Virginia Republican was unexpectedily defeated in a June primary.

FBI, Apple Investigate Claims Nude Celebrity Photos Posted Online

The FBI is looking into allegations that online accounts of several celebrities had been hacked. Apple says it is determining whether its online photo-sharing service had been hacked.

U.S. Military Forces Targeted Extremist Network In Somalia

A day after an Islamic-extremist group launched an attack in Somalia, U.S. military forces have struck back. A Pentagon spokesman says the results of the operation are being assessed.