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Nov 16, 2012 5:45AM ET
The prime minister of Egypt visited Gaza today in an attempt to broker a cease fire, but neither side let up on its aggressive rocket-based war.
Nov 15, 2012 12:42PM ET
Perhaps the most surprising thing about Israel's surprise attack on Hamas this week is that many people learned about it by reading about it on the Israeli Defense Forces own surreal Twitter feed.
Nov 15, 2012 10:00AM ET
One day after getting savaged by New York Times restaurant reviewer Pete Wells, Flavor Town mayor Guy Fieri went on the offense, taking over the Today show to his defend his cooking.
Nov 15, 2012 8:00AM ET
James Holmes missed a court hearing in his murder case on Wednesday, and it was later revealed that he was sent to the hospital after slamming his head into a jail cell wall.
Nov 15, 2012 6:51AM ET
This is not a photo of a sunrise. It's the Gaza Strip being hit by an Israeli missile as their campaign to wipe out militants in Gaza has continued into a second day.
Nov 14, 2012 1:50PM ET
The latest trend in Fiscal Cliff analysis is to point out that it's not actually a cliff at all.
Nov 14, 2012 12:04PM ET
John McCain is convinced that U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice is part of a massive cover-up over the Benghazi embassy attack and is launching a preemptive campaign to keep her from becoming Secretary of State.
Nov 14, 2012 9:53AM ET
After days of increasingly heavy artillery shelling from Gaza—and even heavier responses from the other side—Israel's military has killed a senior Hamas official in a targeted strike.
Nov 14, 2012 9:21AM ET
Women's rights and health activists are outraged after reports that a pregnant woman in Ireland died after she was denied an abortion that might have saved her life.
Nov 14, 2012 7:00AM ET
Large general strikes have hit countries spanning the entire European Union on Wednesday, as workers across the continent coordinated protests against government austerity measures.
Nov 14, 2012 5:59AM ET
The acting CEO of Long Island's biggest power company resigned on Tuesday, as nearly 40,000 of his customers still don't have electricity more than two weeks after the destruction left by Hurricane Sandy.
Nov 13, 2012 1:38PM ET
Now that the Democratic Party has fully abused and discredited Mitt Romney's economic vision for America, they've suddenly decided that maybe that one idea he had about tax deductions wasn't so crazy after all.
Nov 13, 2012 8:43AM ET
Though he was an early frontrunner to replace Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, a new report says that Senator John Kerry could be tapped to run the Defense Department instead.
Nov 13, 2012 7:40AM ET
President Obama's re-election team has already been lauded for its mastery of data and organziation, but a feature in today's The New York Times looks at another secret, and more subtle, weapon: Behavioral science.
Nov 13, 2012 6:23AM ET
General John Allen, the man who succeeded David Petraeus as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, reportedly sent hundreds of "potentially inappropriate" emails to one of the women involved in the scandal that led to Petraeus' resignation from the CIA.
Nov 12, 2012 1:22PM ET
The lame duck session of Congress begins tomorrow, and the number one thing on everyone's mind is that darn fiscal cliff.
Nov 12, 2012 8:56AM ET
Israel's military fired weapons into Syria for the second straight day in response to errant cross-border firing that threatens to draw the Israeli's into Syria's civil war.
Nov 12, 2012 7:39AM ET
Brian Stelter of The New York Times reports that MSNBC is finally starting to catch up to Fox News in the ratings game, mainly by becoming the left-wing answer to Fox's conservative cheerleaders.
Nov 12, 2012 6:43AM ET
The director and the deputy director of news at the BBC have been asked to resign after serious questions have been raised about their handling of a controversial sexual abuse investigation.
Nov 9, 2012 1:51PM ET
Both President Obama and Speaker of the House John Boehner have revealed their opening gambits in the great fiscal cliff chess match, and they are basically what everyone expected.
Nov 9, 2012 11:15AM ET
The United Nations said this morning that more 11,000 Syrians have left the country in the last 24 hours, fleeing to Turkey, Jordan, and Lebanon.
Nov 9, 2012 7:22AM ET
As Republicans continue to deconstruct the failure of the Romney campaign, volunteers have revealed that there were serious problems with GOP's whiz-bang tech solution for getting people to the polls.
Nov 9, 2012 6:17AM ET
American military officials revealed yesterday that two Iranian fighter jets intercepted a Predator surveillance drone over international water, and even tried to shoot it down
Nov 8, 2012 2:09PM ET
The University of Mississippi got a lot of attention for a "not-really-a-riot" riot protesting Barack Obama's re-election. That prompted even more Ole Miss students to stand up to their embarrassing campus counterparts.
Nov 8, 2012 12:42PM ET
Most of the uncertainty over the fiscal cliff (which we discussed yesterday) was a result of neither side having taken a post-election stance on the issue. Now that Speaker of the House John Boehner has made his his first statement, things are not much clearer.
Nov 8, 2012 7:50AM ET
Wal-Mart unveiled its first plans for the holiday shopping season, which includes moving their Black Friday shopping deals earlier into Thanksgiving Thursday then they've ever been before.
Nov 8, 2012 7:12AM ET
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad gave an interview to Russian-based TV network RT, stating that he has no intention of leaving his country and warned against Western intervention in its civil war.
Nov 8, 2012 5:33AM ET
Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords will be in court today when the man who shot her in the head last year is sentenced to a life behind bars.
Nov 7, 2012 1:03PM ET
Now that President Obama has secured re-election experts agree that both something will happen with the impending "fiscal cliff" and no one can guess what that will be.
Nov 7, 2012 12:23PM ET
On Tuesday, California voters overwhelmingly approved two ballot initiatives that were sharply opposed by the very same "victims" they were allegedly designed to protect.