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  • Sarah Palin's heroes – and antiheroes

    Sarah Palin's heroes – and antiheroes

    Sarah Palin's new book, "America By Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag," includes numerous references to Americans – and occasionally non-Americans – of whom she approves. Many of Palin's choices are not surprising (Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, Thomas Jefferson) while others (Judd Aptow, Simon Cowell, Elvis Presley) are. Often, Palin praises one figure by disparaging another. Taken together, her likes and dislikes offer a quick recap of her worldview.

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  • Health insurers must provide free birth control

    Health insurers must provide free birth control

    Health insurers must also provide other preventive services under new federal rules, which say health insurers can't charge a co-pay.

  • Planned Parenthood battle signals fresh twist in abortion wars

    Planned Parenthood battle signals fresh twist in abortion wars

    An unprecedented number of states are targeting funding for abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood. The farthest-reaching effort, in Indiana, is facing a legal challenge.

  • Africa Monitor Jeffrey Sachs advocates three-child policy to stem Nigeria's population growth

    Nigeria could be the world's third most populous nation by 2100, with 700 million people. American economist Jeffrey Sachs says a three-child policy is needed to contain the population explosion.

  • Planned Parenthood: deal-breaker or trump card in government-shutdown talks?

    Planned Parenthood: deal-breaker or trump card in government-shutdown talks?

    Media reports suggest that Republicans will not agree to a spending deal to avoid a government shutdown unless Planned Parenthood, which performs abortions, is defunded. But that stance could also be used as a GOP bargaining chip.

  • Planned Parenthood under fire after release of ACORN-like 'pimp' videos

    Planned Parenthood under fire after release of ACORN-like 'pimp' videos

    Antiabortion activists have released videos showing Planned Parenthood workers allegedly colluding with a man posing as a pimp to exploit underage sex workers. It is part of a broader campaign against Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest provider of abortions.

  • Sarah Palin's heroes – and antiheroes

    Sarah Palin's heroes – and antiheroes

    Sarah Palin's new book, "America By Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag," includes numerous references to Americans – and occasionally non-Americans – of whom she approves. Many of Palin's choices are not surprising (Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, Thomas Jefferson) while others (Judd Aptow, Simon Cowell, Elvis Presley) are. Often, Palin praises one figure by disparaging another. Taken together, her likes and dislikes offer a quick recap of her worldview.

  • Ahmadinejad calls on Iranian girls to marry at 16

    Ahmadinejad calls on Iranian girls to marry at 16

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's comment is his latest effort to create a baby boom, reversing Iran's lauded model of family planning.

  • In the Philippines, church and state row over family planning

    In the Philippines, where the intersection between faith and politics has long shaped the country's development, the debate surrounding a family planning bill is pitting the president of the country against the influential Catholic Church.

  • One-child policy in China will not be relaxed

    One-child policy in China will not be relaxed

    One-child policy: The China Daily newspaper on Monday quoted the head of the National Population and Family Planning Commission as saying there were no plans to change the policy anytime soon.

  • Gallery Controversial US Generals

    Gen. Benedict Arnold, 1780: This infamous Revolutionary War general became synonymous with treason when he tried to hand over his command post, the American fort at West Point, N.Y., to the British. After the plot was exposed, Arnold joined the British Army as a brigadier general. Arnold is seen here in a copy of an engraving by John Trumbull made in 1879.