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One of the 10 Chinesco-Western pottery figures recovered by agents with ICE as part of a pair of federal investigations. On Tuesday, federal agents returned the objects to Mexican officials as part of a repatriation ceremony.

Federal agents returned 277 pre-Columbian artifacts to Mexican officials during a repatriation ceremony Tuesday at the Mexican Consulate in Nogales. The ancient objects included 10 Chinesco-Western pottery figures that were produced as far back as 500 B.C., and 267 small artifacts, including arrowheads as well as small stone carvings that date back between 1,000 and 5,000 years. Read more»

A counterfeit N95 mask made to appear to be from 3M that was seized by Homeland Security Investigations at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in December.

Federal agents seized more than 200,000 counterfeit N95 surgical masks over the last 45 days, during an investigation launched by agents at Phoenix's Sky Harbor International Airport. Read more»

Republicans cite a new survey to claim health insurance premiums are up 90 percent in New Hampshire because of the Affordable Care Act. But that figure is based on just one insurance broker in the state. Read more»

Mitt Romney and his allies have attacked President Barack Obama — often out of context — for saying, “If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” (with videos) Read more»

The Senate last week failed to proceed to debate the Fiscal Year 2011 National Defense Authorization Act, which includes language to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy for gays and lesbians serving in the U.S. military. Read more»

Sen. Scott Brown was one of five Republican Senators who broke ranks and kept alive President Obama's $15 billion jobs bill Monday. Read more» 1

As Democrats have pushed for a comprehensive overhaul of the country's health system, much of their plans and rhetoric have focused on providing coverage for America's uninsured. Here's a look at who they are. Read more»

The Sunday morning chattering class was busily Wednesday-morning quarterbacking the election even before the polls closed Tuesday. But what's the real impact of Scott Brown's election to the Senate? Read more»


Rep. Raúl Grijalva is pushing a plan for the Senate to pass the House health care reform bill with budget reconciliation, reports The New Republic. Reconciliation would only require 51 votes in the Senate, removing the threat of a filibuster. Read more»