Becoming an Officer and a Gentleman

Sure, you’re learning how to bomb an enemy capital back to the Stone Age with that old tried-and-true “shock and awe” strategy. But do you become flustered at a fancy dinner party when you have to pick the right salad fork? Have no fear, Air Force Academy cadet: the service is seeking outside help to calm those Aim-High-society jitters. The […]

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Government Declares State of Emergency After West Virginia Chemical Spill

The federal government joined West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin in declaring a state of emergency following a chemical spill along one of the state’s major rivers. The spill has caused authorities to issue a water ban in nine counties that could affect an estimated 100,000 residents. Federal officials are now launching an investigation into the cause of the spill, U.S. […]

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Al Qaeda in Syria Hoping to Recruit American Jihadis for Attacks on U.S. Soil

U.S. officials are increasingly worried that al-Qaeda elements in Syria are working to recruit American jihadis fighting in the conflict to carry out attacks when they return home. At least 70 Americans have traveled or attempted to travel to Syria to participate in the civil war, where various Sunni insurgent groups are battling Shia militants and Syrian troops fighting on […]

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US Adds Disappointing 74,000 Jobs in December

The U.S. economy added a meager 74,000 jobs in December, according to government data released Friday. The total, far below what analysts had predicted, was the lowest monthly job gain in three years. Friday’s disappointing jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics comes after several consecutive months of robust growth. Analysts had expected December to cap off the best […]

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U.S. To Designate Benghazi Attackers as Terrorist Groups

The United States is expected to officially label groups linked to the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya as terrorist organizations, effectively marking the first public accusations of responsibility for the September 2012 assault that left four Americans dead. The New York Times and CNN, citing unnamed officials, report that the State Department will designate Ansar al-Shariah of Benghazi […]

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UN To Stop Updating Syria Death Toll

The United Nations human rights office said Tuesday that it will stop updating its death toll for the civil war in Syria, with information becoming harder to verify after the bloody conflict has dragged on for almost three years. The human rights office also said it could no longer verify its July figure of 100,000 dead, the Associated Press reports. […]

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Did 2013 Mark the End of Somali Piracy?

When five armed men in a small motorboat approached an oil tanker sailing off the coast of Somalia on Dec. 9, the crew sprang into action. They increased speed and unleashed fire hoses off the side to evade the assailants, according to a report from the International Maritime Bureau (IMB). They called for help from the British Royal Navy, which […]

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Mitt Romney Accepts Apology From MSNBC Host

Mitt Romney accepted an apology from MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry, who along with other panelists on her show made remarks about his adopted African American grandchild. “I think it’s a heartfelt apology, and I think for that reason we hold no ill will whatsoever,” the former Republican presidential candidate said on Fox News Sunday. “I think people recognize, and the folks […]

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