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Petraeus admits sharing secrets Petraeus admits sharing secrets
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Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an affair with his biographer, has agreed to plead guilty to charges he gave her classified material — including information on war strategy and identities of covert operatives — while she was working on the book. [Read More]

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Alaska becomes third state with legal marijuana Alaska becomes third state with legal marijuana
1 week ago -
Alaska on Tuesday became the third U.S. state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, but organizers don’t expect any public celebrations since it remains illegal to smoke marijuana in public. [Read More]
Historic U.S.-Iran nuclear deal could be taking shape
1 week ago -
GENEVA — Edging toward a historic compromise, the U.S. and Iran reported progress Monday on a deal that would clamp down on Tehran’s nuclear activities for at least 10 years but then slowly ease restrictions on programs that could be used to make atomic arms. [Read More]
DA drops homicide counts against man
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WILKES-BARRE (AP) — Prosecutors have made good on a deal to drop state homicide charges against a co-defendant who testified at the trial of a northeastern Pennsylvania man convicted of strangling two people and burying their bodies in his yard. [Read More]
Marine who vanished in Iraq gets two years in prison
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RALEIGH, N.C. — A U.S. Marine who vanished a decade ago in Iraq was sentenced Monday to two years in prison for leaving his post there and then fleeing to Lebanon after a brief return to the U.S. [Read More]
Survey: Uninsured rate hit new low in 2014
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WASHINGTON — The share of Americans without health insurance dropped to its lowest level in seven years in 2014 as President Barack Obama’s overhaul took full effect, according to an extensive survey released today. [Read More]
Wesleyan president to students: Turn in the drug dealers
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HARTFORD, Conn. — Wesleyan University’s president on Monday urged students to come forward with knowledge of anybody distributing drugs on campus following a rash of hospitalizations among people who took a party drug known as Molly. [Read More]
Ebola drug shows some promise in first tests in West Africa
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SEATTLE — An experimental antiviral drug shows some early, encouraging signs of effectiveness in its first human test against Ebola in West Africa, but only if patients get it when their symptoms first appear. [Read More]
Activists: Islamic State militants kidnap dozens of Christians in Syria
1 week ago -
BEIRUT — Islamic State militants have abducted at least 70 Christians, including women and children, after overrunning a string of villages in northeastern Syria, activists and relatives said today. [Read More]
Report: Mossad less alarmed than Netanyahu on Iran Report: Mossad less alarmed than Netanyahu on Iran
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JERUSALEM — Shortly after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s dire warning at the United Nations in 2012 that Iran was mere months away from being able to develop a nuclear bomb, Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency presented a more sober assessment. [Read More]
War powers under debate
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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is open to negotiating with Congress on his request for new authorization for military force against Islamic State militants, including his proposed three-year time limit on U.S. military action and the use of American troops, according to the White House. [Read More]
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