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Massive Toyota Recall Due To Faulty Window Switch

Posted: 10/10/2012 - Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 7.43 million vehicles in the U.S., Japan, Europe and elsewhere around the world for a faulty power-window switch — the latest, massive quality woes for Japan's top automaker.

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U.S. Memo Warned Of High Risk Of Libya Violence

Posted: 10/09/2012 - A new memo suggests security in Libya was tenuous ahead of the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi that left Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans dead.

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New Details Of U.S. Ambassador Stevens' Final Hours

Posted: 10/09/2012 - Ambassador Chris Stevens was taken to a safe room, a bunker-like area inside the residence, shortly after an attack on the consulate began. One security agent brought him there and remained with him.

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Zetas Cartel Boss Killed in Mexico, His Body Snatched

Posted: 10/09/2012 - Mexico confirmed its forces killed the reputed boss of the ruthless Zetas cartel. A group of armed men stole Heriberto Lazcano's body from a funeral home. Mexican marines killed Lazcano in a shootout Sunday in a small town in northern Mexico.

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U.S. Embassy In Libya Sought Extension Of 'Essential' Security Team

Posted: 10/08/2012 - "Given the unstable security environment, projected staffing increases, lack of physical and technical security upgrades in place and continued high volume of VIP visits, Embassy Tripoli requests an extension" of the security support team for four months, which "will allow us to implement the security transition plans recommended by the Department," reads the February 28 document.

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Group: Iran Can Make Material For NukeIn 2-4 Mos.

Posted: 10/08/2012 - Iran now could produce enough weapons-grade uranium to arm a nuclear bomb within two to four months but would still face serious "engineering challenges" — and much longer delays — before it would be able to use the material in an atomic warhead, a respected U.S. think tank said Monday.

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Anti-Jihad Ads Make Their Way To D.C. Subways

Posted: 10/08/2012 - The ad by the American Freedom Defense Initiative states, "In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad."

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SpaceX Dragon Said On Course Despite Engine Failure

Updated: 10/08/2012 - The failure occurred at a minute and 19 seconds into the first commercial space cargo mission, which launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Sunday night, SpaceX disclosed.

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Car Bomb Hits Syrian Capital, At Least 1 Dead

Posted: 10/07/2012 - A car bomb exploded Sunday near the police headquarters in central Damascus, killing at least one person and damaging nearby buildings, Syria's state-run news agency said.

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Wider War Feared Between Turkey And Syria

Posted: 10/07/2012 - Turkey and Syria fired artillery and mortars across their volatile border for a fifth consecutive day on Sunday, in one of the most serious and prolonged flare-ups of violence along the frontier.

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Hawaii Fishermen Find Skiff From Japan Tsunami

Posted: 10/06/2012 - State and federal officials say Hawaii fishermen have found a 16-foot Japanese skiff swept out to sea by last year's tsunami and brought it to Honolulu.

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N. Korean Soldier Kills 2 Officers, Defects

Posted: 10/06/2012 - A North Korean soldier killed two of his officers Saturday and defected to South Korea across the countries' heavily armed border in a rare crossing that prompted South Korean troops to immediately beef up their border patrol, officials said.

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Drones Changing War As We Know It

Posted: 10/04/2012 - According to data compiled by the New America Foundation, more than 70 countries now own some type of drone.

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NATO, Afghanistan Assure Strong Relations After Attack

Posted: 09/30/2012 - The deputy commander of NATO's military force in Afghanistan said on Sunday that incidents such as the fighting in Wardak province that killed two Americans and three Afghan soldiers would not weaken the strong relations between international and local forces.

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For Germans, Religious Membership Comes With Price

Posted: 09/29/2012 - The road to heaven is paved with more than good intentions for Germany's 24 million Catholics. If they don't pay their religious taxes, they will be denied sacraments, including weddings, baptisms and funerals.

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Tornado Hits Spanish Fair, Flood Deaths Reach 10

Posted: 09/29/2012 - A tornado swept through a fair ground in a Spanish town, knocking down a Ferris wheel and injuring 35 people, while the death toll from flooding in the same southern region of the country rose to 10, authorities said Saturday.

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Theft, Leaks Trial Of Pope's Ex-Butler Under Way

Posted: 09/29/2012 - The Vatican opened the public trial Saturday of the pope's butler for allegedly stealing and leaking papal correspondence to a journalist, the most embarrassing scandal of Pope Benedict XVI's papacy.

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