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  • 'Taking Liberties’ — What We All Lost After 9/11 Tuesday, 6 Sep 2011 | 10:38 AM ET

    "Post-9/11 surveillance measures have made it far too easy for the government to review our personal and business records, telephone and e-mail conversations, and virtually all aspects of our lives," the author and President of the ACLU explains in this guest blog why the Fourth Amendment is good for business and essential for democracy.

  • Small Town, Big Heart Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 3:18 PM ET
    Municipal Building, Middletown Township, NJ

    Middletown , N.J.  which lost more people in the attack than any other town,  saw some residents move away in the aftermath, while others were moved to find  ways to keep memories alive.

  • Pakistan Lets China See US Helicopter Sunday, 14 Aug 2011 | 7:55 PM ET
    A crashed military helicopter is seen near the hideout of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden after a ground operation by US Special Forces in Abbottabad on May 2, 2011. Pakistan said that the killing of Osama bin Laden in a US operation was a "major setback" for terrorist organisations and a "major victory" in the country's fight against militancy.

    Pakistan allowed Chinese military engineers to photograph and take samples from the top secret stealth helicopter that U.S. special forces left behind when they killed Osama bin Laden, the Financial Times has learnt.

  • Mendenhall Sues Champion After Termination Monday, 18 Jul 2011 | 3:36 PM ET
    Rashard Mendenhall

    Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall is firing back, suing the company that terminated him and asking for more than $1 million in damages.

  • Did Money on Mules Free French Hostages? Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 8:02 AM ET
    Cityscape at sunrise, Kabul, Afghanistan

    Herve Ghesquiere and Stephane Taponier, the two French journalists that had been held hostage in Afghanistan for 547 days, landed on French soil on Thursday morning. Sources talk about the unusual path taken by the ransom.

  • US Must Break OPEC Monopoly to Be Secure: Ex-CIA Head Friday, 10 Jun 2011 | 10:59 AM ET

    The killing of Osama bin Laden was a fine CIA and Navy SEAL operation but unless it breaks OPEC's monopoly on oil the U.S. and its allies are still far from secure, warned former Central Intelligence Director James Woolsey.

  • Operation Cupcake Derails al-Qaeda Friday, 3 Jun 2011 | 7:02 AM ET

    Al-Qaeda's plans to recruit terrorists via a new English-language magazine have been disrupted by the British intelligence agency MI6, which replaced bomb-making instructions on the website with recipes for cupcakes, UK newspaper the Daily Telegraph reported on Friday.

  • Violence Cost World Economy $8.1 Trillion: Research Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 4:09 AM ET
    Libyans shout slogans against Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi while holding a cartoon depicting Kadhafi being hit with a hammer symbolising 'the people's will'.

    The lack of world peace affects the economy by trapping productivity and removing vital resources, according to an international research institute which also put the cost of global violence at $8.1 trillion last year.

  • Obama Signals Rocky Road for Middle East Peace Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 6:53 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    It has almost been two years since US President Barack Obama took the stage at Cairo University, reaching out to a mesmerized audience and seeking "a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world".

  • Your Chance to Be a SEAL and Kill Bin Laden Is Here Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 7:11 PM ET
    Pakistani army soldiers leave the area near the hideout of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden after a ground operation by US Special Forces in Abbottabad on May 2, 2011.

    Osama bin Laden is dead ... Except at SC Village Paintball in Corona, California.

  • Kyle Bass, David Tepper: Play ‘Less Bad’ Assets Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 10:27 AM ET
    Wall Street sign

    Recently,  hedge fund magnates Mr. Bass and Mr. Tepper, the respective heads of Hayman Capital and Appaloosa Management, separately initiated bets on “less bad” assets—those assets which may be expected to see some cyclical improvement from a low base—as opposed to investing in those assets/markets which boast positive or favorable fundamentals, irrespective of outlying factors.

  • In a CNBC exclusive, President Clinton broke his silence speaks to Maria Bartiromo for the first time about what he knew about the operation, what it means for the war on terrorism, and what's next for the relationship between the US and Pakistan.

  • The Town Known as Terrorism Central Thursday, 12 May 2011 | 1:14 AM ET
    Osama bin Laden

    It will forever be known as the place where the United States finally caught up with Osama Bin Laden but the Pakistani garrison town of Abbottabad has been described as the country’s ‘Terrorism Central,’ according to the executive director of the Asia-Pacific Foundation.

  • Obama Gets Boost From Death of Bin Laden: NBC Poll Monday, 9 May 2011 | 6:37 PM ET
    President Barack Obama makes a statement on his birth certificate at the White House in Washington, DC, on April 27, 2011.

    President Obama's standing with Americans has improved after U.S. commandos killed Osama bin Laden, but only slightly.

  • Is US Dollar's Recovery Tied to Death of Bin Laden? Monday, 9 May 2011 | 4:47 PM ET
    Saudi-born alleged terror mastermind Osama bin Laden is seen in this video footage recorded at an undisclosed location in Afghanistan aired by the Qatar-based satelite TV station al-Jazeera in 2001.

    There were many reasons throughout history that a currency has become the reserve money of the world, but the most common has been the country’s military might—specifically that of its navy.

  • Making Way for Bin Laden Town Monday, 9 May 2011 | 12:44 AM ET

    The former residence of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, a military city 50km from Islamabad, has become one of the most recognised addresses in Pakistan, the FT reports.

  • Meet the Navy SEAL Dog — Sort Of Friday, 6 May 2011 | 11:42 AM ET
    Navy Seal Dog

    Dogs are amazing. You won't see a cat go into battle. A cat won't sniff around to help rescuers find survivors in the rubble. Cats wouldn't be caught dead helping a blind person get around. Take a bullet for you? Come on. There is no 'ow' in 'meow'. A dog even helped take out the world's most wanted terrorist.

  • In Bin Laden’s Compound, SEALs’ All-Star Team Friday, 6 May 2011 | 3:14 AM ET
    The hideout of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin

    There were 79 people on the assault team that killed Osama bin Laden, but in the end, the success of the mission turned on some two dozen men who landed inside the Qaeda leader’s compound, the New York Times reports.

  • The Most Expensive U.S. Military Vehicles Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 4:12 PM ET
    According to its manufacturer, Lockheed Martin, the F-22 Raptor is the best combat aircraft on earth. While this might seem tantamount to saying your son is brilliant, one look at the aircraft’s capabilities actually bears out the manufacturer’s statement. It can break the sound barrier, it can avoid detection by radar and it can shoot down cruise missiles. Unfortunately, an Air Force budget document estimated that one unit costs $150 million, with an overall program cost of $65 billion. The hig

    No other country on earth has a larger defense budget than the United States. What are the most expensive U.S. military vehicles? Find out.

  • Risk Appetite Fades In FX - For Now Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 2:44 PM ET

    Between economic uncertainty, falling commodity prices, and iffy economic news, investors' appetite for currency risk is decidedly off. But for how long?