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  1. After drone killingsRead the original story

    33 min ago | West Hawaii Today

    The accidental killing of two hostages in a U.S. operation against al-Qaida has put a new spotlight on the Obama administration's reliance on drones in the battle against terrorism - and has also raised pressure on the White House to revise the nation's oft-criticized strategy for dealing with abducted Americans and their families. A day after President Barack Obama apologized and took responsibility for the deaths of American Warren Weinstein and Italian Giovanni Lo Porto in a January strike along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, officials said Friday that a nearly yearlong, interagency review of the hostage policy is to be completed this spring.


  2. Guantanamo ex-inmates protest Uruguay's 'broken promises'Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Peninsula

    Three former Guantanamo Bay inmates who were released to Uruguay last year protested in Montevideo on Friday over the South American country's "broken promises." The men are among six former detainees who attained refugee status and were transferred to Uruguay in December following 12 years without charge in the US military prison.


  3. Attorney general bids farewell after six-year tenureRead the original story w/Photo

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    Attorney General Eric Holder bid farewell to the Justice Department on Friday after six years, outlining what he said were his major accomplishments and telling staffers they helped produce a "golden age" in the department's history.


  4. Ex-Guantanamo detainees in Uruguay protest at US EmbassyRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    Three freed Guantanamo Bay detainees, who were resettled in Uruguay, pray during their protest outside the U.S. embassy in Montevideo, Uruguay, Friday, April 24, 2015. From left to right Omar Abdelahdi Faraj and Ali Husain Shaaban, both of Syria, and Adel bin Muhammad El Ouerghi of Tunisia.


  5. Stanford: 'Ashley's War' and the role of women in combatRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Athens Banner-Herald

    Should women serve in combat? Right now the military is answering that question with a final verdict scheduled to come down from Defense Secretary Ashton Carter in January 2016. This will inevitably become a political question - and thus particularly useless in producing a satisfactory answer - but until then it's useful to understand that the military sees this question differently than you and I do.


  6. Venezuela prosecutor may put jailed mayor in house arrestRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    In this Oct. 27, 2009 file photo, Caracas' Mayor Antonio Ledezma attends a meeting by the Commission of External Relationships in Brazil's Senate in Brasilia, Brazil. The jailed mayor of Venezuela's capital may be released from prison to house arrest for health reasons.


  7. Next 25 ArticlesRead the original story

    3 hrs ago |

    An Oregon commission proposed Friday levying a $135,000 hit against Aaron and Melissa Klein for refusing to provide a wedding cake for a same-sex marriage ceremony based on their Christian beliefs. Aaron and Melissa Klein, who are struggling to make ends meet after closing Sweet Cakes by Melissa in September 2013, received the 110-page proposed order Friday from the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, which ruled against the couple in February.


  8. Before criticizing Obama, consider Bush's recordRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | The Paducah Sun Online Edition

    In 2008 alone, there were 324,008 abortions. President Barack Obama wasn't in office then.


  9. 'Guantanamo Diary': Detainee's memoir recalls life, torture inside prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Stars and Stripes

    There's a moment early in the memoirs of Mohamedou Ould Slahi, the GuantA namo prisoner whose account of prison camp brutality has partially emerged from U.S. government censorship, when he's immobilized in shackles and blindfolded in a cargo plane en route to what is now his 14th year of detention and struck by a chilling thought: Perhaps, he thinks, the Americans are about to extra-judicially execute him by blowing up their U.S. plane over the Atlantic Ocean - and declaring it an accident. It's a brief scene, mostly describing how a guard fastened Slahi's seatbelt so tight he labored to breathe in the August 2002 flight to Cuba.


  10. Budget Slash? House threatens DoD cuts over Bergdahl stonewallRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Fox News

    April 16, 2015: Defense Secretary Ash Carter, right, accompanied by Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon.


  11. House threatens to slash defense funding over Bergdahl investigationRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    House lawmakers are threatening to slash Defense Department funding by about $500 million next year if Pentagon officials don't hand over documents related to a probe into the controversial prisoner swap that freed five Taliban detainees in exchange for captive U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl. The Republican leadership of the House Armed Services Committee has tucked a provision into an early version of an annual defense bill that would cut funding for the Office of the Secretary of Defense by 25 percent in fiscal 2016, committee staff members said, unless the Pentagon provides unredacted emails related to the 2014 swap and additional information into the legal reasoning behind the exchange.


  12. 5 things to know about transgender AmericansRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | KDWN

    According to demographer Gary Gates of the UCLA School of Law's Williams Institute, an estimated 3.4 percent of American adults identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual, while only one-tenth that many - about 700,000 - are transgender. Yet there's growing awareness of the transgender community, fueled by positive portrayals on popular TV shows, an array of campaigns to expand transgender rights, and recurring reports of homicides and suicides claiming the lives of transgender people.


  13. Venezuela prosecutor may put jailed mayor in house...Read the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | The San Diego Union-Tribune

    In this Oct. 27, 2009 file photo, Caracas' Mayor Antonio Ledezma attends a meeting by the Commission of External Relationships in Brazil's Senate in Brasilia, Brazil. The jailed mayor of Venezuela's capital may be released from prison to house arrest for health reasons.


  14. Federal appeals court dismisses lawsuit in Border Patrol shooting of Juarez teenRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | El Paso Times

    A federal appeals court on Friday dismissed a lawsuit against a U.S. Border Patrol agent who fatally shot a JuA rez teenager standing on Mexican soil in 2010. The agent's lawyer described the ruling as a vindication for an agent defending himself.


  15. The battle that changed Omar Khadr's world - and oursRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | The Globe and Mail

    Omar Khadr's 13-year incarceration began with a four-hour firefight and a split-second decision by U.S. soldiers to save the teenager's life. Nearly 11 months had passed since two jetliners flew into the World Trade Center, and U.S. forces were sweeping southeastern Afghanistan for lingering pockets of al-Qaeda fighters hiding among the hills bordering Pakistan.


  16. Obama May Free Top Aide To9/11 Mastermind From GitmoRead the original story

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    Betrayal: Another Obama amnesty program is well underway - at Guantanamo, where three dangerous al-Qaida operatives have quietly been OKA d for release in three months. And now a close aide to the 9/11 mastermind is also on tap for release.


  17. Former Guantanamo Inmate Is Granted Bail in CanadaRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    In 2010, Khadr pleaded guilty before a military commission to killing a U.S. sergeant, Christopher Speer, with a grenade in 2002 during a battle in Afghanistan that also left Khadr severely wounded. Khadr, who is now 28, was 15 years old when he was captured by U.S. forces, and his case raised questions about whether it was appropriate to charge a former child soldier with murder for fighting against military forces in combat.


  18. US 2016 National Defence Authorisation Act Calls For More Weapons Against A Growing RussiaRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | International Business Times

    IN PHOTO: The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt operates in the Arabian Sea conducting maritime security operations in this U.S. Navy photo taken April 21, 2015. The Roosevelt and its escort ship the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy will join seven other U.S. warships in the waters near Yemen, which is torn by civil strife as Iranian-backed Houthi rebels battle forces loyal to the U.S.-backed president.


  19. Hypocrite Ed Miliband's politics of the gutterRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Daily Mail

    What a shameless hypocrite Ed Miliband is. Last week, he feigned outrage at defence secretary Michael Fallon's 'demeaning' suggestion that, having stabbed his brother in the back to grab the Labour leadership, he might do the same to Britain by failing to renew Trident.


  20. Holder bids farewell to Justice DepartmentRead the original story

    13 hrs ago | Politico

    Attorney General Eric Holder said goodbye to the Justice Department on Friday, proclaiming that the agency had undergone a renaissance during his tenure after suffering for years with low morale and political meddling. "This department is restored.