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Gen. Petraeus would endorse 30,000 troops home by end of 2012

The commander of coalition forces in Afghanistan is expected to be confirmed by September as the director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Environmentalists hail Grand Canyon ruling

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's plan bans uranium mining on more than one million acres around the Arizona site.

Misconduct could cost SEC its building leasing authority

House panel pursues reports of waste and criminal acts in abandoned bid to make Constitution Center the agency’s headquarters.


Pain of Defense service contractor cuts might not be felt evenly

Spending decreases in Senate policy bill wouldn’t necessarily result in across-the-board pay or hiring freezes, industry reps say.

Biden deficit group gives itself July 1 deadline

The six lawmakers are aiming to either reach an agreement or decide their differences are too substantial to reconcile.

Case closed: District court dismisses bin Laden charges after nearly 13 years

Bin Laden had been wanted for more than a decade in New York.

Senate panel cuts $6.4 billion from Pentagon request

Cut represents a modest portion of the $682.5 billion authorization plan.

Golf gives insights into presidential character

Obama is set to play 18 holes with House Speaker John Boehner this weekend.

Influential federal CIO to step down

Vivek Kundra is credited with saving taxpayers $3 billion through smart tech policies.

House Committee slashes conventional "global strike" funds

Defense officials say a small number of these arms are necessary as an alternative to some nuclear weapons.