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Globe Trot: Three Americans killed by Kabul car bomb

By Mindy Belz
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International | AFGHANISTAN:At least 12 people were killed when a car bomber attacked a NATO convoy in Kabul on Saturday. The dead included three Americans who worked for…

Globe Trot: ISIS scrambles ahead of Iran nuclear deal

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: Qaryatain is midway between Palmyra and Damascus, a strategic town where about 230 persons were abducted by ISIS last week. They remain in captivity…

Midday Roundup: Russian missile pieces found at jetliner crash site

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Smoking gun? A team investigating the July 2014 crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine has identified parts from a Russian missile system in the…

Globe Trot: New Russian aggression sparks historic fear in Finland

By Mindy Belz
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International | FINLAND: In Finland, the threat from Russia feels very real. MEXICO: A community activist who led the search for missing students in Mexico has been…

Congressional space funding fight a good deal for Russia

By Michael Cochrane
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Space | Differences between congressional budget writers and the Obama administration over human spaceflight program priorities could leave U.S. astronauts dependent…

Midday Roundup: Catholic bishop bans Boy Scouts from N.D. parishes

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Morality move. A bishop in Bismarck, N.D., has ordered Catholic parishes in his diocese to cut ties with the Boy Scouts of America over its decision to allow…

The Russian bear’s grumbling

By Marvin Olasky
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Russia | It sounds like an out-of-season April Fools Day joke, but Politico Magazine ’s recent story, “Putin’s Plot to Get Texas to Secede,” is a serious…

Commercial spacecraft failures keep NASA dependent on Russia

By Julie Borg
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Space | Just a little over two minutes after launching on Sunday, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and unmanned Dragon cargo vehicle burst into flames, spewing fiery debris…

Will NATO upgrades be enough to deter Russian aggression?

By Michael Cochrane
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Foreign Policy | The defense ministers of NATO’s 28 member countries met last week in Brussels to approve a range of upgrades to the alliance’s military capabilities. The…

David R. Shedd: Snakes and scorpions

By Gordon Middleton
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Q&A | Examining the future of America’s national security in a changing world

Midday Roundup: Theater shooter worried doctor, but not enough

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Hindsight. The psychiatrist who treated James Holmes before he opened fire in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater, killing 12 and wounding 70 others, was so…

Midday Roundup: Hastert indicted for cover-up of still-secret scandal

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Paid off. A federal grand jury has indicted former House Speaker Dennis Hastert for paying someone $3.5 million in hush money over “prior misconduct.” The…

 
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