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JERUSALEM, -:  (FILES) -- File pictured taken 04 January 2006. (Credit:AFP PHOTO/POOL/ELIANA APONTE )

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon Dies At 85

Ariel Sharon, the hard-charging Israeli general and prime minister who was admired and hated for his battlefield exploits and ambitions to reshape the Middle East, died Saturday, eight years after a stroke left him in a coma from which he never awoke. He was 85.

01/11/2014

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Falling Fuel Prices Could Mean Lower Home Heating Costs

Fuel Prices are falling and home owners may be in a position to cash in on the lowest oil heating prices all year.

11/15/2013

U.S. Embassies closed on Sunday. (credit: CBS 2)

International Travelers Urged To Take Precautions Amid Terror Warning

CBS News has learned that U.S. intelligence suggests that al Qaeda or one of its affiliates has a major plot under way. What they don’t know is the date, time or exact target.

08/04/2013

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Bomber Strikes Consulate In Afghanistan Amid Travel Warning

The Indian consulate in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, was struck by a suicide bomber overnight – amid warnings against American targets and travel warnings for American citizens.

08/03/2013

American Muslims For Palestine Billboard (Photo: Monica Miller/ WCBS 880)

Pro-Palestinian Group Unveils New Metro-North Ads Calling For End To ‘Israeli Apartheid’

New ads to soon run at Metro-North stations call on the U.S. to stop aid to Israel.

03/26/2013

President Barack Obama talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on March 21, 2013, the second day of Obama's three-day trip to Israel and the Palestinian territories. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Meets With Abbas, Says U.S. Still Committed To A 2-State Solution

On the second day of his visit to the Middle East, President Barack Obama was greeted by the president of the Palestinian Authority, and rockets were fired by militants into a southern Israeli town.

03/21/2013

President Barack Obama was scheduled to leave for the Middle East on March 18, 2013. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama Set To Begin ‘Charm Offensive’ In The Middle East

President Barack Obama left for the Middle East on Tuesday evening. He’s on a mission to charm the Israelis into making peace concessions and to find some way to peacefully stop Iran from building a bomb.

03/19/2013

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President Obama To Make Several Symbolic Gestures During Trip To Israel

It’s one of the first things President Barack Obama will see when he touches down in Israel next week, one of the Iron Dome missile batteries used to blow Palestinian rockets out of the sky.

03/13/2013

President Barack Obama speaks at an interfaith vigil on December 16, 2012 at Newtown High School, Newtown, Connecticut. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

Biden: Obama Prepared To Do Whatever’s Necessary To Prevent Iran From Getting Bomb

As President Barack Obama continued preparations for his first trip to Israel as commander in chief, there was a shift in tactics Monday.

03/04/2013

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With Peace In Mind, President Obama To Make First Trip To Israel

President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have had a number of meetings at the White House, including some that were quite tense. But as early as next month Obama will meet Netanyahu on his home court.

02/05/2013

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New York Drivers Facing Sticker Shock At The Gas Station

Gas prices have skyrocketed in recent weeks, putting an added burden on many already struggling to get by.

02/05/2013

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Rising Gas Prices Becoming A New Year’s Trend

Gas prices have risen at the beginning of each year since the economic collapse – and 2013 is no exception, according to recent data.

02/01/2013

Liberal pundit Rachel Maddow (Photo by Ron Hoskins/Getty Images)

Opinion: Why Do The Liberals Keep Complaining?

Liberals and their ilk obviously won the executive branch of the United States government for another four years with the reelection of President Barack Obama, but they still pick fights as much as they did before the election – if not more.

11/21/2012

Protests in New York (credit: CBS 2)

Continued Violence In Middle East Sparks More Emotional Sentiments In New York

Another day of war between Israel and Hamas meant another day of protests outside the Israeli consulate on 42nd Street, where emotions ran high.

11/19/2012

NYPD at Temple Emanu-El on the Upper East Side (file / credit: Mario Tama/Gettty Images)

NYPD Puts Blanket Protection On Israeli Government Buildings, Local Temples

The violence in the Middle East is leading to stepped up security in New York, and some frayed nerves for those with family in Israel.

11/16/2012

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