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The FBI Changes Its Story (Again) on the Ibragim Todashev Shooting

May 31, 2013 Law enforcement officials are still trying to explain how a supposedly peaceful interview with an important witness in the Boston bombing case turned into a deadly shooting, but as usual, every new attempt to explain the death of Ibragim Todashev only raises more troubling questions. After originally accusing the suspect...

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David Petraeus Joins the Private Equity Game

May 30, 2013 Former general and CIA boss David Petraeus has found his private sector calling, after getting scooped up, post-scandal, by one of the world's biggest and best private equity firms. KKR (not to be confused with former Halliburton subsidiary/military construction contractor KBR) has announced that Petraeus has been tabbed to head...

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Man Killed by FBI After Being Questioned About the Boston Bombings

May 22, 2013 An FBI special agent shot and killed a man in Orlando, Fla., early on Wednesday morning, just hours after he was interrogated about the Boston Marathon bombings. The man, who was identified as 27-year-old Ibragim Todashev, was reportedly an acquaintance of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who he met through the world of...

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More Severe Weather Threatens Recovery From Oklahoma Tornado

May 21, 2013 Residents of Moore, Oklahoma, continue to dig out from yesterday's horrific storms, but the search for any remaining survivors is threatened by more severe weather. Thunderstorm warnings and tornado watches continue to stretch across Southern Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Missouri, on Tuesday, as the storm that has already killed dozens of...

This Stem-Cell Cloning Breakthrough Is Going to Revive the Same Old Debate

May 15, 2013 Researchers in Oregon claim to have solved the tricky problem of cloning human stem cells, but you're more likely to see a duplicate of a years-old ethics debate than you are a duplicate human. The breakthrough is one that's been long sought after by biologists: creating perfectly matched human tissues...

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Russia Has Arrested a U.S. Diplomat It Swears Is a CIA Spy

May 14, 2013 Russian security forces have arrested an employee at the American embassy in Moscow, accusing him of recruiting spies for the CIA. The man was identified as Ryan Christopher Fogle, who was officially in Russia to serve as a secretary at the U.S. embassy. The Federal Security Service told RT that...

An Air Force Unit Controlling Our Nuclear Weapons Is Filled with 'Rot'

May 8, 2013 All-out nuclear war isn't something Americans worry about too much these days, which is good, because the people in charge of fighting that war have apparently been doing a lousy job lately. According to the Associated Press, an internal inspection at the Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota found...

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Second U.S. Cargo Plane Crashes in Central Asia

May 3, 2013 For the second time this week an American cargo plane has crashed overseas, this time a military jet that has gone missing in Kyrgyzstan. The C-135 fuel transporter disappeared from radar on Friday, shortly after taking off from a U.S. air base near the Kyrgyzstan-Kazakhstan border. Kyrgyz emergency services say...

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Iraq Just Had Its Deadliest Month in Five Years

May 2, 2013 American troops may have finally left Iraq, but for that nation's citizens the war is only getting worse. More than 700 people, mostly civilians, were killed in violent attacks last month, making it the deadliest calendar month since June 2008. Nearly all of those killed were attacked in the capital...

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Roommates of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Arrested in Boston Bombing Case

May 1, 2013 The Boston Police Department announced via Twitter that three new suspects have been placed under arrest in the Boston Marathon bombing case. CBS News confirms the new break in the case. Jason Tuohey, an editor at the Boston Globe, reported that the three suspects are college students connected to Dzhokhar...

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