President Obama orders a thorough review of pending terror cases.
Economists call for greater thrift, less dependence on foreign oil, and a closer watch on Wall Street.
Hamas and Israel have not agreed to terms of a mutual cease-fire agreement, worrying many that the war will soon start up again.
Israel seeks US help on Gaza weapons smuggling, while Arab nations remain divided over a truce.
The professor had been arrested after publishing a critical report.
Some 250 US citizens of Afghan origin have made unlikely career changes to become military interpreters.