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US Navy: Pirates fire on US helicopter

Posted: 08/27/2009 - The U.S. Navy says one of its helicopters was fired on by Somali pirates holding a hijacked ship off the coast of Somalia.

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Memos: CIA pushed limits on sleep deprivation

Posted: 08/27/2009 - A year after the Bush administration abandoned its harshest interrogation methods, CIA operatives used severe sleep deprivation tactics against a terror detainee in late 2007.

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US drone attack in northwest Pakistan kills 6

Posted: 08/27/2009 - Pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected U.S. drone attack in the South Waziristan tribal region in the northwest has killed at least six people and wounded another nine.

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Ex-Bosnian Serb chief: US helped Iran arm Muslims

Posted: 08/26/2009 - Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has told The Associated Press he is seeking evidence that the U.S. facilitated arms shipments from Iran to Bosnian Muslims during the Bosnian war.

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Kennedy successor to be chosen by special election

Posted: 08/26/2009 - The now-empty Senate seat left by the death of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy won't be filled right away, since Massachusetts law does not allow a gubernatorial appointee.

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Obama to nominate Bernanke to 2nd term

Posted: 08/25/2009 - President Barack Obama is taking a break from his Martha's Vineyard vacation today to offer Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke another four-year-stint at running the central bank.

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CIA terror tactics spur changes, new probe

Posted: 08/25/2009 - Top Republican senators say they're troubled by Attorney General Eric Holder's decision to begin a new criminal probe of past interrogation tactics during President George W. Bush's war on terrorism.

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Iraq's al-Qaida claims Baghdad government bombings

Posted: 08/25/2009 - Al-Qaida's umbrella group in Iraq has claimed responsibility for the bombings of government ministries in Baghdad last week that killed more than 100 people and left hundreds wounded.

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Pakistani police say new raids foil more attacks

Posted: 08/24/2009 - Police say they have seized six suspected Taliban militants in an eastern Pakistani city and foiled several attacks that planned to target politicians and places of worship.

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Obamas begin Martha's Vineyard vacation

Posted: 08/24/2009 - President Barack Obama says the message to reporters covering his Martha's Vineyard vacation is take a walk - on the beach, that is.

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Obama praises Afghans for turning out to polls

Posted: 08/21/2009 - President Barack Obama has called the Afghan presidential election an "important step forward" for a country that has seen violence and instability for decades.

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Karzai, Abdullah teams claim wins in Afghan vote

Posted: 08/21/2009 - Campaign teams for President Hamid Karzai and top challenger Abdullah Abdullah jockeyed for position today as the winner of Afghanistan's presidential election.

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Poll: Americans losing confidence in Obama

Posted: 08/21/2009 - A new poll says that Americans, concerned over the future of health care reform and anxious about the growing federal budget deficit, are losing faith in President Barack Obama.

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Ailing Kennedy asks for speedy replacement process

Posted: 08/20/2009 - A cancer-stricken Sen. Edward M. Kennedy has written a poignant letter to Massachusetts leaders asking that they change state law to allow a speedy replacement of him in Congress.

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