Bob Barker, the former host of "The Price Is Right," made an impassioned plea Wednesday for an end to what he described as an ugly side of entertainment: the mistreatment of exotic and wild animals in traveling circuses. Read More »

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Days ahead of another anniversary of the bloody Tibetan uprising -- and six decades after Communists took over the region -- Chinese government officials stressed the need for "stability" in the disputed territory. Read More »

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Iran's acting foreign minister touted a tour by international dignitaries of its nuclear facilities as a sign of Tehran's goodwill and transparency, state-run media reported, although none of those visitors came from the U.N. Security Council and other countries that have taken issue with its program. Read More »

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President Barack Obama said Thursday the U.S. economy is "headed in the right direction," and he challenged Republican critics to work with him to continue making progress instead of trying to obstruct his agenda. Read More »

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The Group of 20 leaders meeting in Canada this weekend "have forged a coordinated response to the worst global economic crisis in our time," U.S. President Barack Obama said Sunday at the conclusion of the summit. Read More »

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BP said Wednesday that efforts to contain and clean up oil gushing from a ruptured pipe in the Gulf of Mexico have made a "measurable difference" even as Louisiana's governor announced that thick, heavy oil has begun polluting the state's wetlands and estuaries. Read More »

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Local politics could once again throw U.S.-Israeli relations into turmoil and complicate efforts to restart peace talks. Read More »

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In what the World Food Programme called a first, relief workers from the U.N. aid agency are using text messages to deliver food vouchers to refugees. Read More »

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