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Nurses top other professions in Gallup's annual Honesty and Ethics survey, and military officers earn the second-highest rankings. Lobbyists, car salespeople, and members of Congress got the lowest ratings.
President Dmitry Medvedev warned on Tuesday that a new arms race would be sparked within the next decade unless Russia and the West forged an agreement to cooperate on building a missile defense system.
Secretive North Korea detailed for the first time Tuesday its expanded nuclear program--saying it had thousands of centrifuges--as pressure built on China to rein in its ally amid heightened tensions on the peninsula.
Americans are more positive about U.S. progress in the war in Afghanistan now than at any point in the past year. Still, the majority believe things are going badly for the U.S. there. Given a choice, Americans prefer no timetable for U.S. withdrawal.
Defense Department scientists are set to conduct a second test launch next year of the Falcon HTV-2 experimental superweapon after the first flight this year ended when the autopilot deliberately crashed the unmanned glider into the ocean.