A visitor walks past a giant snow sculpture at an Ice and Snow Festival in Shenyang, northeast China's Liaoning Province on Jan. 10, 2008. The Ice and Snow Festival, which features hundreds of massive sculptures carved out of ice, has become a huge draw for visitors, turning northern China's often forbidding temperatures into a competitive advantage.
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If the debacle of August's healthcare reform town halls told Democrats anything, it was this: Don't send your legislators back to their districts without a bill to defend.
Democratic leaders in the Senate plan to vote on final passage of the healthcare reform bill on Christmas Eve.
Ben Bernanke faces a tougher path to winning a second term as chairman of the Federal Reserve after a Senate committee's 16-to-7 approval vote.
Julia Child’s editor urges singles to get into the kitchen and enjoy making dinner for one.
Annise Parker, who is openly gay, was elected mayor of Houston Saturday. It makes Houston the largest US city to elect a gay or lesbian mayor.
Caught in the midst of civil strife in Kosovo, a teen faces a multitude of adult-sized challenges.
At confirmation hearings for Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke Thursday, some senators decried bailouts of 'too big to fail' firms. Others said the economy would be in worse shape without the Fed’s actions.
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke seeks confirmation to a second term, but Capitol Hill foes Bernie Sanders and Ron Paul say the Fed and its leader mismanaged the economy.