The fragile bipartisan consensus that nuclear power offers a big piece of the answer to the US' energy and global warming challenges may have evaporated.
The topics of gay rights and same sex marriage are developing into social issues fiercely debated by conservatives and liberals in the United States.
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea sent a message of sympathy to Japan on Monday over the 9.0-magnitude quake.
The US Seventh Fleet said Monday it had moved its ships and aircraft away from a quake-stricken Japanese nuclear power plant after discovering low-level radioactive contamination.
The Indian navy captured 61 pirates who jumped into the Arabian Sea to flee a gunfight and fire on the hijacked ship.
Some unidentified militants blew up a school with explosives in northwestern tribal area of Pakistan.
US President Barack Obama on Sunday used an Op-Ed article to call for more gun control.
Japan's government said on Sunday it expects the economic impact of Friday's devastating quake and tsunami that followed, to be "considerable".
Health risks from Japan's quake-hit nuclear power reactors seem fairly low and winds are likely to carry any contamination out to the Pacific.
Iran's Atomic Chief, Fereidoon Abbasi, said that Iran plans to export its nuclear materials and services to the global market.