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Suspects of Benghazi Attack Still On The Loose

Posted: 12/19/2012 - More than three months after the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, not a single person has been charged in connection with the assault.

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Benghazi Probe Finds State Department Failures

Posted: 12/18/2012 - Independent inquiry into the attack on the consulate in Libya cites "management deficiencies" at high levels of the State Department. It concludes "there was no protest prior to the attacks" on September 11th of this year.

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Hawaii Mourns Death of Senator Daniel Inouye

Posted: 12/17/2012 - Senator Daniel Inouye died of respiratory complications, his wife and son at his side. Inouye represented Hawaii in the Senate for five decades His last word was "Aloha," his office reports. After his war injury Inouye was hospitalized with future Sen. Bob Dole of Kansas.

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With Rice Out Of the Picture, Kerry Touted as Secretary of State

Posted: 12/13/2012 - Massachusetts Senator and former Presidential Candidate John Kerry looks like the front-runner to replace outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Senate Republicans have been touting Kerry for that Cabinet post this month, citing his long history of overseas experience.

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NATO Says Collapse of Assad Regime is Imminent

Posted: 12/13/2012 - Rights group urges rebels to abide by international accords amid report of "horrible abuses" .. Syria's apparent use of Scud missiles is "reckless," Anders Fogh Rasmussen says Thursday.

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U.S. Calls North Korea Launch "Clear Provocation"

Posted: 12/12/2012 - Leon Panetta cites "threat from North Korea," calls the launch "clear provocation" as the White House warns "there will be consequences" New sanctions are unlikely, says an analyst who served on a U.N. panel. Iran says it is happy for North Korea.

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Fort Riley Soldier Makes Surprise Visit Home

Updated: 12/12/2012 - It was a touching moment at Kansas State University Tuesday night as a deployed Fort Riley soldier was reunited with his family for the holidays.

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Defiant North Korea Performs Long-Range Missile Launch

Posted: 12/11/2012 - North Korea has launched a long-range rocket, South Korea's Ministry of Defense said. The rocket passed over the island of Okinawa, the Japanese government reports. Tuesday's move comes as a surprise after North Korea had extended the launch window.

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Obama Administration Recognizes Syrian Opposition

Posted: 12/11/2012 - President Obama recognized the Syrian opposition coalition as "the legitimate representative of the Syrian people in opposition to the Assad regime." The United States joins Britain, France and others in recognizing opposition group Tuesday.

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Fort Riley Gets $35.2 Million Grant For New Middle School

Updated: 12/11/2012 - U.S. Senators Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran, and U.S. Representatives Tim Huelskamp and Lynn Jenkins announced Tuesday that Fort Riley was awarded a $35.2 million federal grant to build a new middle school

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Navy Identified SEAL Killed in Afghan Raid Last Weekend

Posted: 12/10/2012 - The Defense Department reports a SEAL from Pennsylvania was slain in the rescue effort. Dr. Dilip Joseph was rescued, after being one of three abducted while returning from a rural clinic. Two local Afghan leaders say smugglers were responsible; ISAF blames the Taliban.

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Syrian Rebels Set Their Sights on Damascus

Posted: 12/07/2012 - The U.N.'s top official says he's "angry" about innocents affected by the war. An opposition group reports 130 more dead, including 43 around Damascus. A rebel brigade calls the area around Damascus' airport a "military zone," while the prospect of government chemical weapon use has intensified the crisis.

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Secret Service Investigates How Tapes Were Lost On a Train

Posted: 12/07/2012 - Secret Service information was left on D.C. subway system in 2008, as the contractor was transporting the tapes. Agency says the information was safeguarded, but a security expert questions why the tapes were being transported that way.

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Morsy Stands By Edit, Vows Protestor Punishment

Posted: 12/06/2012 - Egypt's president didn't back off the edict he issued ahead of a constitutional referendum. Mohamed Morsy's words further enraged protesters on the streets of Cairo Thursday.

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Report Says Asylum For Assad Is Being Explored

Posted: 12/05/2012 - A fight to the death might seem a more plausible outcome as the carnage of the Syrian civil war approaches its second year. But the idea of asylum in a third country is an option that is also emerging in questions over Assad's fate.

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Judge Removed From Fort Hood Shooter Case

Posted: 12/03/2012 - A military appeals court has removed the judge who had been overseeing accused Major Nidal Hasan’s court-martial, saying the judge was biased.

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Syrian Rebels Challenge Assad Regime In the Skies

Posted: 11/29/2012 - Rebels make progress against Syrian air might. Still, much of their weaponry is outdated. They are producing instructional videos for use of military hardware.

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Palestinian State Gets A Status Upgrade in UN

Posted: 11/29/2012 - Thursday's vote was 138 delegates in favor, nine against and 41 abstentions at the United Nations. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon supports the new status, which elevates their non-member status from "observer entity" to "observer state." The United States and Israel remain opposed.

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Bodies Found in Boat Drifting Off Japan

Posted: 11/29/2012 - A wooden boat was found drifting off western side of Japan, with decomposing bodies inside. Ship could've come from Korea as it had faint markings.

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Palestinians Take Their Strategy And Case to the UN

Posted: 11/28/2012 - Hillary Clinton says only negotiations will lead to a two-state solution. New resolution aims to raise Palestinian status to non-member observer. Several European countries back effort, but U.S., UK and Israel do not. Palestinians lost statehood effort in 2011 when proposition failed Security Council vote

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