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Now What? Government shutdown to be felt across America

Hundreds of thousands of Americans are waking up Tuesday unsure about where their next paycheck will come from. Others will find their vacations to national parks cut short. Others still will find the frustration of the federal bureaucracy ... even more frustrating, with fewer federal workers …

Study: BP spill did wide damage to sea-floor life

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The vast 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill damaged the tiny animals that live on the sea floor for about 57 square miles around the blown-out BP oil well, with severe damage in about nine square miles of that area, a Texas A&M researcher says.<p>Pollution and damage to animal life was …

Garrison Life Is Getting A Lot Worse For The Shrinking US Military

The military will be cut substantially in the next few years, with a reduction of 80,000 from the Army and roughly 20,000 from the Marines.<p>But the brass can't just hand out pink slips. Instead, top leaders are making changes that will make garrison life pretty annoying — at least for junior …

When will the US stop building more prisons?

America's prison crisis isn't about a lack of space; it's a systematic lack of opportunity in poor communities. We have failed as a society to understand what it takes for previously incarcerated people to live meaningful, productive lives – and to keep them out of prison in the first place.<p>It …

Boeing F-16 jet takes first flight without a pilot

A Boeing F-16 plane takes its first flight without a pilot in the cockpit at an air force base in Florida, US.<p>The planes have been adapted to <b>fly without pilot</b> in the cockpit, giving the military an adversary to train against.<p>Two pilots controlled the Boeing F-16 from the ground as it flew from a …

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Afghan election head assassinated

The head of Afghanistan's election commission has been shot dead by the Taliban, a day after he warned deteriorating security threatened next year's presidential elections.<p>Amanullah Aman began his work during the first presidential election in 2004. He was the commission's first member to be …

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Atheists Start PAC To Elect Nonreligious Candidates

Americans who count themselves among the "nones" — as in atheists, agnostics or those of no definite religious affiliation — have launched a new political action committee.<p>The goal? To support the election of like-minded lawmakers or, at a minimum, candidates committed to upholding the …

Barack Obama’s New Allies

Just after posting, this came in via my Twitter feed Among Syria’s Islamist Fighters.<p>Obama’s proposed strike at the forces of Bashar al-Assad in …

Here's What The Egyptian Military Has Been Buying With Your Tax Dollars

WASHINGTON -- As the number of civilian protesters killed in clashes with Egyptian military forces continued to climb this week, members of Congress began to question the $1.3 billion dollars a year in U.S. foreign aid the Egyptian military receives every year.<p>On Sunday, both Democrats and …

Turkey shoots down Syrian helicopter

A Turkish fighter jet shot down a Syrian military helicopter on Monday after it entered Turkish airspace and ignored repeated warnings to leave, an official has said.<p>The helicopter strayed 2km into Turkish airspace, but crashed inside Syria after being hit by missiles fired from the jet, according …

Washington DC shooting: several people and gunman shot dead

Police were hunting two suspected gunmen on Monday after a third was killed during a mass shooting at a navy base in Washington DC that caused multiple deaths.<p>Washington's police chief, Cathy Lanier, said several people were shot dead at the Washington Navy Yard, headquarters of the US naval sea …

Conspiracy Theorists Already Suspect Navy Yard Shooting Is a ‘False Flag’

Be­fore we knew the names of the vic­tims, the motive be­hind the at­tack, or even how many shoot­ers there were, some con­spir­acy the­or­ists …

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12 dead at Navy Yard, plus gunman

Twelve people were killed Monday in a shooting attack at the Washington Navy Yard that also left a heavily armed gunman dead.<p>Authorities said the shooter has been identified as Aaron Alexis, 34, of Fort Worth, Texas.<p>“We have no known motive at this stage,” D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray said at an …

D.C. Navy Yard Shooter Had Ties to HP Contractor

The suspected gunman in the shooting incident at the Washington, D.C., Navy Yard that has left 12 people dead had worked for a contractor to …

Drone designers disguise hawk-eyed craft as eagles

A new generation of drones designed to look like birds of prey is being marketed at armies across the world.<p>Sofía Alfaro Marco, branding manager of the Spanish company Expal, says its Shepherd-Mil unmanned forward observer (UAV) is so well camouflaged it can fly at just 100 metres (33ft) above the …

Afghanistan policewomen numbers need to rise sharply, says Oxfam

Only 1% of Afghanistan's police officers are female, and if the country does not dramatically increase the number of women in the service it will struggle to end crimes such as domestic abuse, forced marriage and "honour" killings, a new report from Oxfam has found.<p>There is only one female police …

How To Build An Afghan Army, In A Million Difficult Steps

It's 8 a.m. on a recent day at Forward Operating Base Nolay, a small Marine outpost in Taliban-infested Sangin District of southern Afghanistan's Helmand province. The Marines are in the process of caffeinating and preparing for the day.<p>Suddenly, explosions and gunfire ring out. The Marines don't …

W.H. to Congress: Help protect Israel

Even a convincing case that Israel’s security depends on American intervention in Syria might not be enough to overcome what Capitol Hill sources say is significant opposition to the president’s proposal for using military force against Assad.<p>Washington’s pro-Israel lobby, typically highly critical …

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Syria Resolution Could Be A Hard Sell On Capitol Hill

Twenty-four hours after President Obama announced on Saturday that he'll wait for congressional authorization before launching strikes on Syria; members of Congress attended a classified briefing at the Capitol.<p>For days, most of the discontent among members of Congress has been about not being …

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