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Only she knows for sure, but Rick Santorum's spokeswoman Alice Stewart claims she misspoke when she referred to President Obama's "radical Islamic policies" on MSNBC when she really meant to say "radical environmental policies."

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According to Nigerian officials, Boko Haram leader Mohammed Yusuf was shot dead hours after his capture on Thursday -- one of hundreds killed over five days of fighting between members of the Islamic group and local police forces.

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Pakistani police have reported the apparent suicide of Abdullah Mehsud, a key Taliban commander who did 25 months at Guantanamo Bay. Mehsud was in hiding in the southwestern Balochistan region of the country and blew himself up during a raid by Pakistani soldiers, according to the BBC.

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Whether they're donning a slutty Halloween costume or a full-body Islamic veil, many modern women believe they are making their own choices of self-representation -- but they're actually caught in a cultural vise.

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The Ethiopian army has crossed into Somalia as tensions build between the transitional Somali government and the Islamic militia that controls Mogadishu.

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