Afghanistan

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Were U.S. troops ordered to ignore sexual abuse in Afghanistan?

By Gaye Clark
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Sexual Abuse | The Pentagon’s inspector general plans to investigate a deluge of recent reports accusing U.S. military commanders of mishandling child sexual assault cases…

Rock the Kasbah takes many wrong turns

By Bob Brown
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Movies | It seems nobody in Rock the Kasbah —not the lead character, not even the director—knows where he’s going or where he’ll end up. With the right company,

Midday Roundup: Conservatives bemoan Boehner’s budget deal

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Lame duck dealing. Outgoing House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said he didn't want to leave a mess for his successor, but the budget deal he struck last…

Globe Trot: Wave of destruction rumbles over northern Afghanistan

By Mindy Belz
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International | AFGHANISTAN: A major earthquake has killed at least 135 people in Afghanistan’s remote northeast and across the border in northern Pakistan. INTERNATIONAL…

Midday Roundup: Attorney says OSU driver was mentally ill, not drunk

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Insanity defense? The driver who crashed into a crowd of spectators Saturday at Oklahoma State University’s homecoming parade is due in court today on…

Globe Trot: Story of Afghan hospital attack changes again

By Mindy Belz
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International | AFGHANISTAN: U.S. forces targeted the hospital in Kunduz staffed by Doctors Without Borders because they believed it was a staging ground for a key Pakistani…

Midday Roundup: Hastert to plead guilty to wrongdoing

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Plea bargain. Former Republican House Speaker Dennis Hastert plans to plead guilty in a federal hush-money case, his attorney said today. Hastert, 73,

Globe Trot: Doctors Without Borders accuses U.S. of war crimes

By Mindy Belz
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International | AFGHANISTAN: Doctors Without Borders (or MSF for Medicins sans Frontiers) is seeking an international inquiry into the U.S. airstrike in Kunduz that destroyed…

U.S. commander: Afghan forces still need our help

By Michael Cochrane
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Afghanistan | The weekend air strike that destroyed a Doctors Without Borders medical facility, killing at least 22 people, occurred despite “rigorous” U.S. military…

Midday Roundup: California legalizes physician-assisted suicide

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Deadly decision. California Gov. Jerry Brown announced yesterday he had signed the assisted-suicide law passed by the state legislature last month. The law…

Globe Trot: Christians beheaded, hung on crosses in Syria

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: A U.S.-based relief group is reporting 11 Christian workers from Syria were beheaded and hung on crosses last month near Aleppo after Islamic State…

Midday Roundup: 1,000-year flood engulfs parts of Carolinas

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Historic rains. Rain continues to fall in South Carolina today in what the governor is calling a once-in-1,000-years rainfall event. Floods have caused at…

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