<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - National Today]]> <![CDATA[How America's Schools Became the Battleground Between Church and State]]> THE PROBLEM OF the place of religion in the American public school—the “school question”—has never had a settled answer. It was a question which the framers of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution had no occasion to address and, together with many other church-state matters, left unresolved. Beginning in 1947, the Supreme Court began to answer the school question for the nation, and the rate and certitude of its answers increased in the 1960s and thereafter. Regrettably, discussion of the legal significance of the school question often begins and ends with these decisions, as if no conversation of substance had preceded them.]]> <![CDATA[FBI criticized for post-9-11 probes of anti-war groups, PETA]]> <![CDATA[Kentucky AG won't appeal ruling on out of state same sex marriages]]> After a federal judge ruled that Kentucky must recognize same-sex marriages from other states, the state Attorney General, Jack Conway, has decided not to appeal the ruling.]]> <![CDATA[Drug czar unveils plan to attack prescription drug abuse]]> <![CDATA[New accuser contends Herman Cain made unwanted sexual advance]]> <![CDATA[Goldman Sachs sees profit sink more than 80 percent]]> <![CDATA[Guantanamo 9-11 suspects to be tried in New York]]> MIAMI — Confessed 9-11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed and his four co-accused will face a federal trial in New York City — not a military tribunal at Guantanamo, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Friday.]]> <![CDATA[Obama aides talk about crisis, calm in the Waikiki West Wing]]> <![CDATA[Republicans tell Mitt Romney to show tax returns]]> Mitt Romney is facing a rising tidal wave of pressure to make public more tax returns — and that’s from his supporters.]]> <![CDATA[Supreme court denies to hear appeal on "boobies" ban ]]> A Pennsylvania school district that lost a lawsuit after banning students from wearing breast cancer awareness bracelets had its appeal denied by the U.S. Supreme Court.]]> <![CDATA[President Obama's marriage muddle]]> President Barack Obama was cruising along happily in the slow lane on gay marriage, but he’s been sideswiped by his own vice president and his best friend in the Cabinet — who have veered off-message in a provocatively public way.]]> <![CDATA[Tebow says he might run for office one day]]> If being an NFL quarterback doesn’t work out for Denver Broncos signal caller Tim Tebow, then perhaps a career in politics may be the next best thing.]]> <![CDATA[5 Things the Pentagon Isn't Telling Us About the Chinese Military]]> Think of it like an iceberg: The top lies in plain sight, but a lot more hides beneath the surface. In its annual appraisal of the Chinese military published last week, the U.S. Department of Defense seems to be describing an object it finds both familiar and mysterious. The report certainly answers many of the important issues concerning China's military, including its attempts to develop an anti-ship ballistic missile and its continuing fixation on Taiwan.]]> <![CDATA[Santa promotes unhealthy lifestyle, public health doctor says with twinkle in eye]]> <![CDATA[Romney camp disputes 'Anglo-Saxon' comment]]> Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday called a Mitt Romney adviser’s comment that the Republican candidate better understands the UK-USA relationship because of a shared “Anglo-Saxon heritage” — a notion Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul insisted was “not true” — a “disturbing start” to Romney’s foreign trip.]]> <![CDATA[NASA studies Ares rocket alternatives]]> <![CDATA[Buffett throws $5 billion lifeline to troubled Bank of America]]> <![CDATA[Troops suffer long-term brain impacts from shock waves, Seattle study finds]]> <![CDATA[Google, Citi invest $55 million each in Calif. wind project]]> <![CDATA[Members of Cuban smuggling operation arrested]]>