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  • Opinion Boy Scouts: a century of promoting virtue

    Scouting does so much more than teach boys how to tie knots. It sets a strong foundation for peace in the world.

  • The Autobiography of an Execution

    The Autobiography of an Execution

    A death penalty attorney writes with candor about the painful burdens of his job.

  • In Pictures Ready for the Super Bowl

    Louis Astacio of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., throws a football behind a sign for Super Bowl XLIV on the beach on Saturday ahead of Sunday's NFL game against the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints.

  • Conrad Murray: Michael Jackson case and celebrities' doctors

    Conrad Murray: Michael Jackson case and celebrities' doctors

    Prosecutors say they'll file charges Monday against Dr. Conrad Murray in the death of pop star Michael Jackson. The case focuses attention on how celebrities like the late Heath Ledger, Anna Nicole Smith, and Brittany Murphy may get special treatment from physicians.

  • At Super Bowl, The Who's Townshend dogged by child-porn arrest

    At Super Bowl, The Who's Townshend dogged by child-porn arrest

    Child-advocacy groups in Florida are protesting Sunday's Super Bowl, saying the NFL was wrong to invite rocker Pete Townshend of The Who to perform at halftime. They cite his 2003 arrest for accessing child porn online. He urges critics to 'look at bit further' at his case.

  • In Pictures Major product recalls

    In this Aug. 16, 2009 file photo, the company logo shines off the nose of an unsold 2010 Camry sedan at a Toyota dealership in Centennial, Colo. On Sept. 29, Toyota Motor Corp. said it will recall 3.8 million vehicles in the United States, and in January the company recalled an additional 2 million.

  • What caused the 2000 Concorde crash?

    Global News Blog What caused the 2000 Concorde crash?

    Ten years later, the cause of Air France Flight 4590’s crash outside Paris is the subject of a trial starting today in France. All 100 passengers, nine crew, and four people on the ground died when the Concorde crashed on July 25, 2000.

  • Obama's spirited Q&A with House Republicans

    Obama's spirited Q&A with House Republicans

    President Obama met with House Republicans at their annual retreat in Baltimore. GOP lawmakers asked pointed questions and Obama pushed back. But overall, the meeting was civil and substantive.

  • Tony Blair Iraq inquiry: Hussein was risk worth trying to contain

    Tony Blair Iraq inquiry: Hussein was risk worth trying to contain

    Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is the top witness before Britain’s inquiry into the Iraq war. With the future of his Labour Party on the line, Blair maintained in questioning Friday that Saddam Hussein was a threat in 2003 and that Iran's weapons program is a threat today.

  • State of the Union: Obama urges bipartisanship, can he deliver?

    State of the Union: Obama urges bipartisanship, can he deliver?

    President Obama's State of the Union speech emphasized cooperation and policies favored by both Republicans and Democrats, but offered no solutions for breaking partisan gridlock in Congress.