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Navy's Debut of Laser Technology 'Fundamentally Changes the Way We Fight'

Navy's Debut of Laser Technology 'Fundamentally Changes the Way We Fight'
Some of the Navy's futuristic weapons sound like something out of "Star Wars," with lasers designed to shoot down aerial drones and electric guns that fire projectiles at hypersonic speeds. That future is now. The Navy plans to deploy its first laser on a ship later this year, and it intends to test an electromagnetic rail gun prototype aboard a vessel within two years.
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Ahead of 2014 Races, Voters Worried Congress Too Focused on Syria and Not Jobs

Ahead of 2014 Races, Voters Worried Congress Too Focused on Syria and Not Jobs
Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor had intended to use an appearance at a Labor Day picnic to tout his record on worker's rights issues such as the minimum wage as he faces a 14-month battle to keep his seat in Arkansas. But as the two-term Democratic senator moved from table to table at a fairgrounds hall, he also quizzed constituents about whether Congress should authorize military action against Syria.
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Lines in the Syrian Sand or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Foolish Pride

Lines in the Syrian Sand or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Foolish Pride
It's always surprising when politicians use ultimatums to pain themselves in a corner, but while most of the country's recent examples revolve around no new taxes, President Obama's painted corner is made up of red lines and the potential for yet another war in the Middle East. Pride is a sinful thing, but it may be unavoidable — no matter how altruistic the motives to protect the Syrian people from its own government may be.
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Inspector General: $50 Million Contract with Afghanis Lacks Oversight Says

Inspector General: $50 Million Contract with Afghanis Lacks Oversight Says
A contract award made to an organization to promote the rule of law in Afghanistan does not appear to contain basic provisions that would allow the State Department to ensure proper oversight of a project expected to cost U.S. taxpayers $50 million, federal inspectors said Thursday.
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Officials Release Names of Guantanamo Prisoners Tortured by Force Feeding

Officials Release Names of Guantanamo Prisoners Tortured by Force Feeding
The U.S. government has begun notifying lawyers of Guantanamo Bay prisoners if the men they represent are being force-fed to prevent them from starving to death in a hunger strike that has dragged on for more than two months.
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US Tanks Finally Leaving Germany 70 Years After WWII

How long does it take for a war to be over? Nearly 70 years after the end of World War II, U.S. tanks are finally leaving Germany.
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White House Honors 14 Female Veterans for Leadership in Various Fields

White House Honors 14 Female Veterans for Leadership in Various Fields
On Tuesday, March 19, the White House will honor 14 women veterans as Champions of Change. After honorably serving their country, these individuals went on to provide exemplary leadership in many areas at the local, state, regional, or national level.
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Filibustering is the New Black: Paul and Brennan Butt Heads Over Drones

During the show Wednesday, Rand Paul filibustered John Brennan to discuss Obama's extra-judicial killings and drones.
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$60 Billion Spent, Over $8 Billion Wasted In Our Unnecessary War In Iraq

$60 Billion Spent, Over $8 Billion Wasted In Our Unnecessary War In Iraq
Ten years and $60 billion in American taxpayer funds later, Iraq is still so unstable and broken that even its leaders question whether U.S. efforts to rebuild the war-torn nation were worth the cost.
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Four Disturbing Questions About the Mumbai Terror Attack

Four Disturbing Questions About the Mumbai Terror Attack
The 35-year prison sentence imposed on David Coleman Headley, a terrorist scout and Pakistani spy convicted in the 2008 Mumbai attacks, has closed the U.S. chapter of a case with explosive international implications.​
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