Obama gains ground in push for nuclear treaty

President Barack Obama gained ground in his push for Senate ratification of a stalled nuclear treaty as once-reluctant Republicans signaled a willingness to back the pact with Russia.


McCain flays military gays study, wants ban upheld

Senate Republicans, led by a doubting John McCain, dug in their heels Thursday against allowing gays to serve openly in the military, clashing with the Pentagon's top leaders and dimming Democrats' hopes to repeal "don't ask, don't tell" this year.


Anti-Semitic incident reported at IU

The director of Indiana University's Jewish Studies Program said someone took Hebrew texts from library shelves, moved them to library bathrooms and urinated on them.


Leaked US cables reveal sensitive diplomacy

Hundreds of thousands of State Department documents leaked Sunday revealed a hidden world of backstage international diplomacy, divulging candid comments from world leaders and detailing occasional U.S. pressure tactics aimed at hot spots in Afghanistan, Iran and North Korea.

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