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Rand Paul: Don't dismiss containment option for nuclear Iran

<b>(CNN)</b> - Sen. Rand Paul said the United States shouldn't rule out the containment of Iran’s nuclear program.<p>The Kentucky Republican is sticking to his guns on the issue that left him standing alone as the sole Senate vote against a 2012 resolution to pursue a policy other than containment, if …

US officials: Moscow behind Ukraine unrest

The Obama administration and a top Senate Republican agreed Sunday that the Russian government appears behind the recent uprising in eastern Ukraine but remain split on the level of U.S. response.<p>"It's professional, it's coordinated,” Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, told …

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The next generation of shadow wars: America’s military-industrial complex is evolving

After a decade of failed nation-building in the Middle East, the U.S. military sets its sights on a new continent<p>What the military will say to a reporter and what is said behind closed doors are two very different things -- especially when it comes to the U.S. military in Africa. For years, U.S. …

Gun rights may return to Supreme Court's agenda

WASHINGTON — The push and pull over the Second Amendment right to bear arms is heating up again, thanks in part to a former Supreme Court justice's new book.<p>Friday, the high court will consider whether to hear a challenge to a New Jersey law restricting the right to carry guns in public. If the …

Why Are So Many Older Veterans Committing Suicide?

The Fort Hood shoot­ing re­ignited the na­tion­al de­bate over the surge of sui­cides among those who served in Ir­aq and Afgh­anistan. But older …

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Navy officer discusses decision of San Diego family rescued at sea

SAN DIEGO - Under persistent questioning from reporters, the executive officer of the Navy ship that rescued a family off its disabled sailboat 1,000 miles off Mexico said he would not have brought his own children on a similar trip.<p>"For one thing, I don't own a sailboat," said Lt. Cmdr. Daryl …

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Iraq Wants To Legalize Child Marriage

A new law would approve marriage to girls as young as nine in a bid to appease the nation’s conservatives ahead of parliamentary elections.<p>In a bid …

Hamas training with laser rifles to thwart rising ammunition costs

Facing a cash shortage and ammunition prices that have tripled, Hamas is training its security forces indoors using what amounts to high-tech laser tag gear. The system, reports the Associated Press, uses augmented AK-47s that shoot green lasers while mimicking the sound and recoil of a real gun …

Man charged with 29 murders in N Ireland bomb

Northern Ireland has charged a man with 29 counts of murder in the 1998 Omagh bombing, the worst attack in decades of violence in the province, police said.<p>Just months after a peace deal was struck, 29 people, including a woman pregnant with twins, were killed and more than 200 were wounded in the …

Teen Charged in Stabbings Could Face Effective Life Sentence: Expert

The teenager accused in the mass stabbing at a high school outside Pittsburgh could face what amounts to a life sentence if he is convicted, an expert on Pennsylvania criminal law said Thursday.<p>Because the suspect, Alex Hribal, 16, has been charged as an adult, his guilt or innocence would be …

Paul: We need guns in the cockpit

Sen. Rand Paul says he wants “100 percent” of pilots carrying weapons as it’s the best way to prevent another attack like Sept. 11, 2001.<p>“The goal of my bill is to have 100 percent of American pilots armed because I think it’s a very cost effective. It’s the most cost effective way of deterring …