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npr.org

Iraqi PM’s Silence Speaks Volumes

President Bush may have assurances that Nouri al-Maliki will not tolerate sectarian violence in Iraq, but the prime minister’s refusal to publicly confront his militant backers suggests he may be more interested in consolidating Shiite power than fostering stability.

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masnoticias.net

Gitmo Anniversary Inspires Global Protests

Activists from Europe to Kuwait have joined with Cindy Sheehan and others to protest the detention camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where nearly 400 prisoners await their fate.

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Jimmy Carter
cbsnews.com

Another Headache for Jimmy Carter

Fourteen members of an advisory board to the Carter Center have resigned over the former president’s new book, “Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid,” saying, “You have clearly abandoned your historic role of broker in favor of becoming an advocate for one side.”

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The Man Who Helped Bin Laden Escape

Former Afghan Prime Minister Gulbuddin Hekmatyar said in a recent interview with Pakistani television that his forces led Osama Bin Laden from the mountains of Tora Bora to a “safe place” in late 2001, after U.S. troops had surrounded the area.

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Athens Embassy
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Grenade Attack on U.S. Embassy

The United States Embassy in Athens, frequently assaulted by radical groups, was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade Thursday. The State Department says no one was injured by the explosion.

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Coulter voter registration form
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Ann Coulter’s Growing Legal Troubles

You may recall that right-wing hate-monger Ann Coulter was accused of voter fraud not too long ago, for registering to vote using her real estate agent’s address. Now it turns out she may have used the same address to register a driver’s license—meaning Coulter could be charged with two third-degree felonies and one misdemeanor, if only someone would prosecute the case.

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Canadian coins
unbsj.ca

Canadian Coins Signal Mysterious Espionage Plot

The Defense Department says it has learned of a plot to spy on U.S. contractors with classified security clearances traveling through Canada. Though it released few other details, the U.S. Defense Security Service says it found tiny transmitters hidden in Canadian coins.

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Military Sacrifices Soldiers for Escalation

The Pentagon will no longer limit the time a soldier can spend fighting on active duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. The military can now cycle the same troops indefinitely in and out of Iraq and Afghanistan, where soldiers previously could not serve more than 24 cumulative months.

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helicopter raid
apan-info.net

U.S. Abductions Lead to Standoff With Kurds

Just hours before the president’s national address, during which he accused Iran of supporting attacks on American troops, U.S. forces raided the Iranian consulate in Erbil, Kurdistan, abducting at least five people and seizing documents and other property, according to eyewitnesses.

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Embryo
news.bbc.co.uk

House Passes Stem Cell Bill

The House has passed legislation in support of stem cell research. The vote was 253 to 174. President Bush’s only use of the veto was to nix a similar bill last year, and this proposed expansion of research is seen as a direct challenge to him.

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