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Mum's the Word for NASA's Secret Space Plane X-37B

There is an air of vagueness regarding next year's Atlas Evolved Expendable launch of the unpiloted, reusable military space plane.

'Ex-Gay' Advocates Say Schools Ban Their Books

Visit a public school library and you'll find an array of books on homosexuality.

Fla. Police Confirm Body in Landfill Is That of Missing Girl

Florida police have tentatively identified a child's body found in a landfill as that of a missing 7-year-old girl who vanished while walking home from school on Monday.

Man Charged With Alleged Terror Plot Defiant in Court

A pharmacy college graduate student charged with plotting to kill U.S. soldiers in Iraq and shoppers in American malls got rebellious in court Wednesday, refusing to stand for the judge and at one point throwing his chair.

H1N1 Running Rampant Amid Shortage of Vaccine

H1N1 flu is running rampant throughout the U.S., and the country has received only 25 percent of the vaccine that it expected to have by now, Sen. Joe Lieberman told a Senate committee hearing Wednesday.

Sugar Cereals Are 'Smart Choices'? FDA Not So Sure

Ever wondered how that "Smart Choices" sticker wound up on the front of Froot Loops or Cocoa Puffs?

Karzai Rival Abdullah 'Ready' for Runoff Election

President Hamid Karzai's chief political rival agreed Wednesday to take part in the Nov. 7 runoff election, cementing the stage for a high-stakes showdown in the face of Taliban threats and approaching winter snows.

Karzai Needed U.S. Talks, Meals Before Agreeing to Runoff

Afghan President needed high-level U.S.

Hunt On for Va. Student Who Vanished From Concert

Police are looking for a Virginia Tech student who has been missing since Saturday.