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House weighs cutting off funds for Libya mission

Posted: 06/24/2011 - The House plans to vote today on competing measures on the U.S. military role in Libya - one to give President Barack Obama limited authority to continue the mission and the other to cut off funds for military hostilities.

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Pentagon gets cyberwar guidelines

Posted: 06/22/2011 - President Barack Obama has signed executive orders that lay out how far military commanders around the globe can go in using cyberattacks and other computer-based operations against enemies and as part of routine espionage in other countries.

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Texas Rep. Paul says young people tired of US wars

Posted: 06/20/2011 - Texas Rep. Ron Paul is celebrating his victory in a Republican presidential straw poll, saying he's captured the imagination of people weary of U.S. military involvement in global conflicts and worried about the economy.

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US nuke regulators weaken safety rules

Posted: 06/20/2011 - An investigation by The Associated Press finds that to keep the nation's aging nuclear power plants operating within safety standards, federal regulators have softened the rules.

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U.S. dismisses criminal charges against bin Laden

Posted: 06/17/2011 - The al-Qaida leader was killed in a U.S. military raid last month. A federal judge has approved a request to officially dismiss all criminal charges against bin Laden.

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Officials predict prolonged high food prices

Posted: 06/17/2011 - A global world food report is warning that prolonged high prices are likely to persist over the next decade, putting the poor at an increasing risk of malnutrition.

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Rep. Gabrielle Giffords released from hospital

Posted: 06/15/2011 - Officials say the Arizona Congresswoman is now recovering at her husband's home near Houston. She was shot in the head during a political event in January.

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E. Coli Outbreak abating

Posted: 06/15/2011 - Germany's national disease control center says the number of new illnesses reported in the E. coli outbreak is down to a handful.

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Afghan official: Suicide bomber kills 3

Posted: 06/15/2011 - An Afghan official says a suicide bomber has killed three people in an attack against an administrative building in restive eastern Paktia province.

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