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The U.N. Security Council was to meet behind closed doors Wednesday night on the situation in Gaza where the Israeli military continued to conduct air strikes and militants continued to fire rockets at targets in Israel.
President Barack Obama declined Wednesday to join congressional voices calling for an investigation into why the FBI did not notify the White House and other political leaders sooner about the investigation into the affair that led to the resignation of the director of the CIA.
The Petraeus scandal: What we know
A Texas judge suspended after an online video showed him beating his teenage daughter went viral was reinstated by the Texas Supreme Court.
Israel launched a series of blistering air strikes Wednesday on what it says are terrorist targets in Gaza, killing the chief of Hamas' military wing and at least eight others, Israeli and Palestinian officials said.
Q&A: Gaza strikes could be beginning of ground attack
China is modernizing its military at a "remarkable rate," including its own nuclear weapons capability, says a congressionally mandated panel exploring the relationship between the United States and China.
China's Xi Jinping, who is expected to be named president in March and likely next premier Li Keqiang will inherit a foreign policy that puts a premium on partnerships that can help China fuel its resource-hungry economy.