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  • Senate Likely To Confirm Petraeus Quickly
    The Senate Armed Services Committee has voted in favor of Gen. David Petraeus to become the next commander of the Afghanistan war. The full Senate is likely to confirm Patreaus quickly. He's replacing Gen. Stanley McChrystal, who was fired for negative remarks he made about administration officials in an interview.
  • Afghanistan To Test Petraeus' Master Plan
    Concerns are increasing over what is seen as a faltering war effort in Afghanistan, and whether the new counterinsurgency strategy will succeed. Eyes are on Gen. David Petraeus to see how — and even if — he revises the plan.
  • Mexican Election To Proceed Despite Assassination
    Mexican officials have declared that they won't let the high-profile assassination of Rodolfo Torre Cantu, 46, derail Sunday's balloting. Torre, of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, was remembered at a huge memorial service in Ciudad Victoria.
  • Obama, Abdullah Pledge Ties On Middle East
    Iran and the faltering Middle East peace process were on the agenda when President Obama hosted Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah Tuesday. According to the White House, the Saudi monarch repeated his commitment to the Arab peace initiative. Obama vowed to work on that issue in a bold way.
  • Google Tries To Save Internet License In China
    Faced with the prospect of losing its Internet license in China, Google has announced it will no longer automatically redirect Chinese users to its unfiltered site in Hong Kong. Instead, Chinese users will have to click a tab on the Google site if they want access to the Hong Kong site. Will this plan be enough to satisfy China and win renewal of Google's license?
  • Oil Spill Crisis Puts Jindal Back On Center Stage
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal was once a rising star in the Republican ranks, but he stumbled after a lackluster rebuttal to President Obama's first address to Congress. These days, Jindal often sounds like a general, and his war is as much against the federal government as it is with the oil. His persistence is scoring points with voters.
  • Hurricane Alex Hinders Gulf Cleanup Crews
    Strong winds from Hurricane Alex are whipping up waves in the Gulf of Mexico and sending more oil toward the shoreline. In Port Fourchon, La., crews say they recently finished cleaning up a beach only to have it dirtied again by more oil.
  • Democrats Make Final Push On Financial Overhaul
    Democrats have been struggling to round up the 60 votes they'll need to push the financial regulations bill over the finish line. They agreed to some changes in the bill Tuesday in order to win some Republicans' votes.
  • Colorado Town Divided Over Uranium Mine
    The White House is pushing nuclear energy, but is fighting a huge perception problem — especially when it comes to mining the uranium needed to fuel the power plants. Just getting the uranium out of the ground to fuel nuclear reactors is creating a battle in Colorado.
  • Look In The Sky: It's A Bird. It's A Plane. It's A Car?
    A company based in Massachusetts has created what its calls a "street legal airplane." The Terrafugia is a flying car. It has received approval from the FAA to be classified as a "light sport aircraft." Pilots can choose to fly it as a plane — or drive it, if the weather is bad.

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