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In Iran, birth means money

TEHRAN, Iran – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad inaugurated a new policy on Tuesday to encourage population growth, dismissing Iran’s decades of internationally-acclaimed family planning as...

DATE: July 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

France announces war against al-Qaida

PARIS – France has declared war on al-Qaida, and matched its fighting words with a first attack on a base camp of the terror network’s North African branch, after the terror network killed a French...

DATE: July 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Body of missing sailor recovered

KABUL – One of two U.S. sailors missing in Afghanistan since last week – a 30-year-old father of two – has been confirmed dead and his body recovered, a NATO spokesman said Tuesday.The search...

DATE: July 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

A new Caravaggio – or not

ROME – It seemed too good to be true: The discovery of a new painting by Caravaggio during the celebrations marking the 400th anniversary of his death. It turns out, it probably was.Scholars...

DATE: July 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Lost: $8.7B in Iraqi funds

BAGHDAD – A U.S. audit has found that the Pentagon can’t account for more than 95 percent of $9.1 billion in Iraq reconstruction money, spotlighting Iraqi complaints that there is little to show...

DATE: July 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Leak reaction not affecting Afghanistan effort

WASHINGTON – The shock of the disclosure of tens of thousands of secret documents about the war in Afghanistan has inspired a debate about the war, but had few other apparent aftereffects.President...

DATE: July 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Congress approves war money

WASHINGTON – The House on Tuesday sent President Barack Obama a major war-funding increase of $33 billion to pay for his troop surge in Afghanistan, unmoved by the leaking of classified documents...

DATE: July 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Attorneys offer competing Blagojevich portraits

CHICAGO – Two portraits of Illinois’ disgraced former governor emerged Tuesday from his corruption trial: An insecure bumbler who talked too much and a greedy, smart political schemer determined to...

DATE: July 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Colorado among education reform grant finalists

ATLANTA – Eighteen states, including Colorado and the District of Columbia, were named finalists Tuesday in the second round of the federal “Race to the Top” school-reform grant competition, giving...

DATE: July 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Metro-area homes expected to lose value

WASHINGTON – Thought the housing crisis was over? Not quite.Despite four years of falling prices and recent signs that they were finally bottoming out, homes are expected to lose more value in many...

DATE: July 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Good news drives triple-digit gain

NEW YORK – The Dow Jones industrial average gained more than 100 points for the third consecutive day Monday after investors got some unexpected good news about the economy.A report on the housing...

DATE: July 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

WikiLeaks vows to put more out

LONDON – It has no headquarters and its public face – a wiry, silver-haired Australian with a physics Ph.D. – carries his desktop computer in a backpack as he moves from place to place.WikiLeaks is...

DATE: July 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World