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Admiral Dennis Blair: We Sent Troops to Middle East for Oil

Admiral Dennis Blair: We Sent Troops to Middle East for Oil
The U.S. and allied forces launched the ongoing occupation in Iraq and occupy large swaths of the Middle East to secure the flow of oil to the U.S. and its global allies, explained Blair.
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Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 Found? French Satellite Spots Possible Debris Field in Indian Ocean

Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 Found? French Satellite Spots Possible Debris Field in Indian Ocean
A French satellite scanning the Indian Ocean for remnants of a missing jetliner found a possible plane debris field containing 122 objects, a top Malaysian official said Wednesday, calling it "the most credible lead that we have." Eighteen days into the search for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, the latest satellite images are the first to suggest that a debris field from the plane — rather than just a few objects — may be floating in the southern Indian Ocean, though no wreckage has been confirmed.
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Rob Griffith and Todd Pitman
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Pieces of Missing Malaysian Plane Spotted in Indian Ocean, No Reported Survivors

Pieces of Missing Malaysian Plane Spotted in Indian Ocean, No Reported Survivors
(UPDATED) Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says a new analysis of satellite data shows that the missing Malaysia Airlines plane plunged into the southern Indian Ocean. If confirmed, the news would be a major breakthrough in the unprecedented two-week struggle to find out what happened to Flight 370, which disappeared shortly after takeoff from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 passengers and crew aboard.
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In Sign of Improving Women's Civil Rights, Indian Court Sentences Four Men to Life For Textile Mill Gang Rape

In Sign of Improving Women's Civil Rights, Indian Court Sentences Four Men to Life For Textile Mill Gang Rape
An Indian court sentenced four men to life in prison on Friday for raping a call-center operator last year inside an abandoned textile mill in the financial hub of Mumbai.
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Apocalypse Now: 'Carrying Bloody Machetes and Severed Body Parts' Won't Get You Arrested in Central African Republic

Apocalypse Now: 'Carrying Bloody Machetes and Severed Body Parts' Won't Get You Arrested in Central African Republic
The Central African Republic is mired in a bloody sectarian war between Muslims and Christians. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, pleaded with member states to focus attention on the increasingly barbaric atrocities being committed there.
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Anti-Interventionist Ron Paul Backs Russia's Intervention in Crimea

Anti-Interventionist Ron Paul Backs Russia's Intervention in Crimea
Anti-interventionist libertarian Ron Paul is completely cool with Russia invading Ukraine and Putin stealing Crimea because of, you know, "some laws."
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Pro-Russian Ukrainians Slapped with Visa Restrictions, Financial Sanctions to Come

Pro-Russian Ukrainians Slapped with Visa Restrictions, Financial Sanctions to Come
The Obama administration slapped new visa restrictions Thursday on pro-Russian opponents of the new Ukraine government in Kiev and cleared the way for financial sanctions as the West began punishing Moscow for its occupation of Ukraine's Crimea region.
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Ahead of World Cup, Brazil Relocates More Than 15,000 Families

Ahead of World Cup, Brazil Relocates More Than 15,000 Families
Amnesty International Brazil says 19,200 families in and round Rio have been pushed out of their homes since 2009. An advocacy group for affected slum residents called the Popular Committee for the World Cup and Olympics estimates that 100,000 have or will be moved.
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Pres Obama: 'The World Is Largely United' that Russia Violated International Law

Pres Obama: 'The World Is Largely United' that Russia Violated International Law
While addressing reporters, President Barack Obama details his thoughts on the trouble in Ukraine, the legality of the Russian presence, as well as the United States' options to help bring peace to the conflicted region.
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NATO Condemns Russian Military Escalation in Ukraine

NATO Condemns Russian Military Escalation in Ukraine
NATO releases a statement and video (on the flip) denouncing Russia's military action in the Ukraine. The Secretary General recalls previous treaties, as well as international law, in the organization's efforts to bring a peaceful resolution to the area's tensions.
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