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Top GOP senator pushes to arm ‘moderate’ Syrian rebels

June 10, 2013
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Top GOP senator pushes to arm ‘moderate’ Syrian rebels

Residents in Qusair, a city recently taken by the Syrian president’s forces (Rami Bleibel/Reuters)The top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, pressed President Barack Obama on Monday to arm moderate Syrian rebels friendly to the United States “at the earliest possible time.”
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Intel. chief ‘least untruthful’ on spying

June 10, 2013
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Director of National Intelligence James Clapper is really struggling to explain why he told Congress in March (see video above) that the National Security Agency does not intentionally collect any kind of data on millions of Americans. His latest take: It’s an unfair question, he said, like “When are you going to stop beating...
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Investors unimpressed by S&P’s brighter US outlook

June 10, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is closing mostly lower after investors were unimpressed by a rating agency‘s brighter outlook on the U.S. government‘s credit rating.
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S&P revises U.S. credit outlook to ‘stable’ from negative

June 10, 2013
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By David Gaffen and Daniel Bases NEW YORK (Reuters) – Standard & Poor’s on Monday removed the near-term threat of another credit rating downgrade for the U.S. credit by revising its outlook to stable from negative, citing an improved economic and fiscal outlook.
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Ted Cruz: ‘Proud wacko bird’

June 10, 2013
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The Fine Print As immigration debate begins before the full Senate for the first time, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) has become one of the most vocal opponents to the current bill. But Cruz says the true obstacle to immigration reform is not him, but President Obama.
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Afghan Taliban attack near Kabul airport

June 10, 2013
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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Seven heavily armed Taliban fighters launched a pre-dawn attack near Afghanistan’s main airport Monday, apparently targeting NATO‘s airport headquarters with rocket-propelled grenades, heavy machine guns and at least one large bomb. Two Afghan civilians were wounded and all the attackers were killed after an hours-long battle.
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S&P revises U.S. credit outlook to ‘stable’

June 10, 2013
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s on Monday upgraded its credit outlook for the United States government to “stable” from “negative,” saying the chances of a downgrade of the country’s rating is “less than one in three.”
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Wall St. cuts gains, S&P turns negative

June 10, 2013
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks cut their early gains on Monday, with the S&P 500 falling into negative territory.
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Police ID gunman in Calif. rampage

June 10, 2013
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SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — A woman who was critically wounded in the Santa Monica shooting spree died Sunday, bringing the total number of victims killed by the gunman to five.
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AP sources: U.S. close to OK on arming Syria rebels

June 10, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Moved by the Assad regime’s rapid advance, the Obama administration could decide this week to approve lethal aid for the beleaguered Syrian rebels and will weigh the merits of a less likely move to send in U.S. airpower to enforce a no-fly zone over the civil war-wracked nation, officials said Sunday.
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