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UN to Investigate Chemical Weapons Allegations in Syria

The United Nations say U.N. experts will travel to Syria to investigate three sites where chemical weapons have allegedly been used. U.N. spokesman Martin Nesirky said Wednesday the mission will go to Syria as…

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Hagel Sees 2 Paths for Cuts: Paring Military’s Size or Capability

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel offered on Wednesday his most thorough assessment of financial challenges facing the military, warning that if punitive, across-the-board budget cuts are not lifted, the nation must reduce its global security objectives by trading away either the size of its force or its technological edge as the Pentagon seeks to remain solvent. The political stalemate ...

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Portugal PM wins confidence vote, vows to meet bailout goals

LISBON (Reuters) – Portugal’s prime minister ruled out any backtracking on its bailout terms on Tuesday as his revamped government easily won a confidence vote intended to show it has repaired an internal rift over austerity. Speaking to parliament before the symbolic vote, Pedro Passos Coelho also said the economy was giving signs of nearing a turnaround after a long, ...

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Portugal PM wins confidence vote, vows to meet bailout goals

LISBON (Reuters) – Portugal’s prime minister ruled out any backtracking on its bailout terms on Tuesday as his revamped government easily won a confidence vote intended to show it has repaired an internal rift over austerity. Speaking to parliament before the symbolic vote, Pedro Passos Coelho also said the economy was giving signs of nearing a turnaround after a long, ...

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A Look at Pfc. Bradley Manning’s Court-Martial

FORT MEADE, Md. — U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning has been acquitted of the most serious charge he faced, aiding the enemy, but was convicted of 19 other counts for leaking a trove of classified information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. The military judge in his case has scheduled his sentencing hearing to begin Wednesday. Connect With Us on Twitter ...

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A Look at Pfc. Bradley Manning’s Court-Martial

FORT MEADE, Md. — U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning has been acquitted of the most serious charge he faced, aiding the enemy, but was convicted of 19 other counts for leaking a trove of classified information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. The military judge in his case has scheduled his sentencing hearing to begin Wednesday. Connect With Us on Twitter ...

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Rising Sea Levels Threaten Fate Of 1,400 US Cities [Study]

Rising sea levels may not seem that big of a deal right now. However, a new study suggests that our carbon emissions now are already locking in the watery fate of 1,400 US cities, including Miami, Florida. The study adds that, unless there are massive cuts in the production of greenhouse gases, the world has already doomed the fate of ...

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Rising Sea Levels Threaten Fate Of 1,400 US Cities [Study]

Rising sea levels may not seem that big of a deal right now. However, a new study suggests that our carbon emissions now are already locking in the watery fate of 1,400 US cities, including Miami, Florida. The study adds that, unless there are massive cuts in the production of greenhouse gases, the world has already doomed the fate of ...

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WikiLeaks on Manning verdict: ‘Extremism’

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange branded Pfc. Bradley Manning’s espionage conviction Tuesday an episode of “national security extremism” while other supporters expressed relief that he was acquitted of the most serious charge. Among Manning’s critics, House intelligence officials said justice was served. From the courtroom to world capitals, people absorbed the meaning of a verdict that cleared the soldier of a ...

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WikiLeaks on Manning verdict: ‘Extremism’

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange branded Pfc. Bradley Manning’s espionage conviction Tuesday an episode of “national security extremism” while other supporters expressed relief that he was acquitted of the most serious charge. Among Manning’s critics, House intelligence officials said justice was served. From the courtroom to world capitals, people absorbed the meaning of a verdict that cleared the soldier of a ...

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