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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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Protestors Tell Morsy: Ditch Your Decree, or Leave

Posted: 11/27/2012 - 116 people are reportedly injured in protests throughout the county and one died. Egypt's Cabinet chief says there will be no retreat from the constitutional decree.. but a Morsy backer says the president has "overwhelming" support from Egyptians.

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Critics Ask If Morsy Really Is Egypt's Next Strongman

Posted: 11/26/2012 - A foe says Morsy's amassing of powers "can only lead to a dictatorship".. A Morsy backer says the president has "overwhelming" support from Egyptians. The president's order makes his decisions immune from judicial oversight. Many courts close in protest, and there are concerns about the economic impact.

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Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak Says He's Resigning

Posted: 11/26/2012 - Barak says he wants to spend more time with his family. Despite speculation of a new party, he says he won't contest the elections due in January. His resignation comes after a lethal conflict with Hamas in Gaza last week.

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Why Mexico Officially Wants to Changes Its Name

Posted: 11/23/2012 - In 1821, the country was officially dubbed the "United Mexican States" Its leaders were inspired by the American independence movement. Outgoing Mexican President Felipe Calderon has proposed making it just "Mexico."

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Rebels Say Airstrike on Syrian Hospital Kills 40

Posted: 11/21/2012 - Rebels accused government forces of bombing a hospital in the besieged city of Aleppo. An opposition group said 108 people were killed across Syria on Wednesday.

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