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GOP Raises 'Red' FlagOn Health Care Cost

While Obama declares he won't sign health care reform that increases the deficit, a Republican analysis projects years of red ink

GOP: 'ACORN Is a Shell Game'

Report by House Republicans alleges widespread corruption by advocacy group, urges criminal probe• N.J. Mayors, Rabbis Busted in Huge Corruption Sting

UK Church Unveils Liturgy for Families 'Living in Sin'

The Church of England unveils a two-in-one wedding and baptism liturgy today as it seeks to make peace with families “living in sin.”

U.S. Envoy: Pakistan's Swat Valley a Top Priority

President Obama's special envoy to Pakistan said Thursday that securing hard-fought gains in the Swat Valley and ensuring the safe return of refugees uprooted by the government's anti-Taliban campaign should be Islamabad's top priority.

Man Loses Tongue in Acid 'Honor Attack' by Woman's Family

A young Muslim woman has been warned by police that her life is in danger after a male friend lost his tongue in an alleged assault using acid in an apparent 'honor attack.'

Mayors, Rabbis Allegedly Trafficked Knock-Off Gucci Bags

Some of the more than four dozen politicians and rabbis caught Thursday in a sweeping corruption sting trafficked items like fake Gucci bags as well as laundering thousands in cash, federal authorities said.

Israeli Missile-Defense Test Aborted

Tests of a missile-defense system meant to shield Israel from Iranian attack were aborted over the past week on three occasions because of various malfunctions, Israeli defense officials said Thursday.

Kidnap Ruse? Missing Texas Soldier Found, Arrested

A Texas soldier who mysteriously disappeared from his base and whose family claimed he'd been kidnapped for ransom was in police custody early Thursday as authorities tried to find answers about whether the abduction story was just an elaborate hoax.

Woman With Rare Illness Weighs 476 Lbs., Stands 6'6

A woman suffering from a rare hormonal disorder stands 6-feet, 6-inches, weighs 476 pounds and is still growing

Double-Arm Recipient Doing Well; Scratching Back, Head

The world's only transplant recipient of two full arms is progressing well, scratching his back and head.