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"Today I can say that our troops in Iraq will definitely be home for the holidays," President Obama declared Friday, helpfully noting that this withdrawal plan makes good on one of his campaign promises. No doubt what he said strikes fear in the hearts of Republican presidential hopefuls and their supporting casts.

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President Obama announced Friday that he has ordered a "small number" of combat-ready U.S. soldiers -- somewhere around 100, the BBC says -- to help local forces in Uganda fight the Lord's Resistance Army and its internationally wanted leader, Joseph Kony. (more)

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