Archive for June 14th, 2013

Syrian aid to include mortars, RPGs

June 14, 2013
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By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is likely to send weaponry like rocket-propelled grenades and mortars to Syria’s rebels after President Barack Obama approved arming the insurgents, sources said on Friday.
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Judge nixes defense strategy for Ft. Hood shooting

June 14, 2013
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A military judge overseeing the court-martial of Maj. Nidal Hasan ruled Friday that the Army psychiatrist cannot argue in court that he killed 13 soldiers at Fort Hood in defense of Taliban leaders in Afghanistan, including leader Mullah Omar.
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US stocks head lower at end of a volatile week

June 14, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — Tepid economic reports helped push the stock market lower on Friday as a turbulent week came to an end.
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US stocks move lower at the end of a volatile week

June 14, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are turning lower in midday trading on Wall Street at the end of a volatile week.
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Historic space flight: ‘Take off your hat, sky, I’m coming!’

June 14, 2013
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MOSCOW (AP) — It was another Soviet first in space 50 years ago, putting a woman in orbit. And the 26-year old Valentina Tereshkova carried her part with grace, shouting “Take off your hat, sky, I’m coming!” as she blasted off.
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What (or who) will the U.S. send to Syria?

June 14, 2013
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What (or who) will the U.S. send to Syria?

A Free Syrian Army fighter runs for cover from snipers in Deir al-Zor, June 13, 2013.Picture taken June 13, 2013. … The White House announcement that President Barack Obama has decided to provide direct military aid to Syria’s rebels didn’t include the word “arms.” And the word “weapons” appears only as part of “chemical weapons,”...
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World stocks rebound after Tokyo drop

June 14, 2013
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AMSTERDAM (AP) — Global stocks drifted upwards Friday as Asia rebounded from a sharp selloff following a strong close in Wall Street.
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Spanish audit body to review Deloitte’s role in Bankia flotation

June 14, 2013
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MADRID (Reuters) – Spain‘s audit watchdog has launched a review of Deloitte‘s work at bailed-out Bankia in the run-up to its flotation in 2011, opening yet another investigation into what went wrong at the bank.
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Commander in SS-led unit living in US

June 14, 2013
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BERLIN (AP) — A top commander of a Nazi SS-led unit accused of burning villages filled with women and children lied to American immigration officials to get into the United States and has been living in Minnesota since shortly after World War II, according to evidence uncovered by The Associated Press.
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Newtown marks 6 months since shootings

June 14, 2013
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By Edith Honan (Reuters) – Six months after a gunman killed 26 children and adults at a Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school, families and local officials will mark the day by honoring the victims and renewing the fight for stricter gun control.
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