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Some Republicans move away from no-tax pledge

Nothing riles up the tea party chattering class like a broken pledge against raising taxes.

In Myanmar, Obama lauds courage of Aung San Suu Kyi

Barack Obama met with Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi at her home in Myanmar on Monday, praising her "courage and determination" during a historic visit to the once repressive and secretive country.

Rockets fired near Jerusalem

Two rockets have fallen north of the city of Jerusalem, CNN affiliate Channel 2 Israel reports. The armed military wing of Hamas said it had launched rockets at Jerusalem, according to Hamas-run Al Aqsa TV.

Facebook jumps 12%

About 800 million Facebook shares were newly available to trade on Wednesday, a phenomenon that typically sends a company's stock lower. But Facebook bucked the trend with a 12% gain.

800 million Facebook shares set to flood market

It's déjà vu all over again for Facebook. On Wednesday, the company faces yet another day when millions of shares could hit the market -- and this may the biggest potential stock dump by far.

Petraeus probe includes top general in Afghanistan

The scandal that took down former CIA Director David Petraeus has ensnared another powerful general.

Lance Armstrong quits Livestrong entirely

Lance Armstrong has quit the board of his namesake foundation, the latest fallout from allegations of doping that brought about the cycling icon's epic downfall.

8,000 refugees cross the border from Syria into Turkey

Chaos and terror reigned near Syrian border towns, forcing thousands to flee to Turkey over a 24-hour period -- some in the dead of the night amid raging gunfire. 

U.S. sailor found dead at train station in Japan

A U.S. Navy sailor has been found dead with a head injury at a Japanese train station, local police said Monday.

Armstrong stripped of Tour de France titles

It's the ultimate blow for Lance Armstrong. The cyclist has officially been stripped of all 7 of his Tour de France titles.