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Manning Pardon Would be Judged 'Like any Other'

Posted: 08/21/2013 - The White House says that if Army Pfc. Bradley Manning wants to seek a presidential pardon, he must apply for clemency and his request "will be considered in that process like any other application."

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Manning Sentenced to 35 Years in WikiLeaks Case

Posted: 08/21/2013 - A military judge has sentenced Army Pfc. Bradley Manning to 35 years in prison for giving a trove of military and diplomatic secrets to the website WikiLeaks.

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Prosecutors Rest in Fort Hood Shooting Trial

Posted: 08/20/2013 - Military prosecutors rested their case Tuesday against the Army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 people during the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, but whether the soldier plans to do anything to defend himself remains to be seen.

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Afghan Massacre Victim Takes Stand, Curses Gunman

Posted: 08/20/2013 - An Afghan farmer has been giving jurors at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington an emotional account of the pre-dawn raid on his village by a U.S. soldier last year that left 16 civilians dead. The farmer and one of his sons were among the wounded.

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Appeals Court Affirms AWOL Soldier's Life Sentence

Posted: 08/20/2013 - A federal appeals court has affirmed the life sentence of an AWOL soldier who planned to detonate a bomb inside a Texas restaurant frequented by Fort Hood soldiers.

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Beau Biden Hospitalized in Houston, Undergoes Tests

Posted: 08/19/2013 - A spokesman for the Delaware Department of Justice says Beau Biden, that state's attorney general, has been hospitalized after becoming weak and disoriented after a drive for a family vacation.

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After 10 Years of Service, NOAA Retires GOES-12 Satellite

Updated: 08/19/2013 - GOES-12 has seen it all, from Hurricane Katrina that hit the Gulf Coast in 2005, to the Christmas blizzard that crippled the Central United States in 2009. It even traveled south of the equator to provide coverage for South America starting in 2010. Now, after more than 10 years of stellar service, NOAA’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES)-12 spacecraft is being retired.

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NOAA: Atlantic Hurricane Season on Track to be Above-Normal

Posted: 08/19/2013 - NOAA issued its updated Atlantic hurricane season outlook today saying the season is shaping up to be above normal with the possibility that it could be very active. The season has already produced four named storms, with the peak of the season – mid-August through October – yet to come.

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Egypt's Military Chief: Army to Confront Violence

Updated: 08/18/2013 - Egypt's military leader has vowed the army will not stand by silently in the face of violence after hundreds have been killed in recent days in political unrest.

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New NSA Revelations Stir Congressional Concern

Posted: 08/16/2013 - New revelations from leaker Edward Snowden that the National Security Agency has overstepped its authority thousands of times since 2008 are stirring renewed calls in Congress for serious changes to NSA spy programs.

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1,600 Homes Evacuated as Idaho Wildfire Burns

Posted: 08/16/2013 - Sheriff deputies in Idaho are ordering more homeowners to clear out of the way of a wind-driven wildfire burning near the resort community of Sun Valley.

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Judge: Manning's Actions were 'Heedless'

Posted: 08/16/2013 - The judge in Pfc. Bradley Manning's court-martial says it was the "heedless nature" of his conduct that made it dangerous to others.

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Death Toll from Egypt Violence Rises to 638

Posted: 08/15/2013 - The Egyptian Health Ministry has raised the death toll from the day's violence that followed a crackdown on two camps housing supporters of the ousted president to 638.

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Obama Cancels US-Egyptian Military Exercise

Updated: 08/15/2013 - President Barack Obama has scrapped joint U.S.-Egypt military exercises scheduled for next month, saying American cooperation with the Egyptian government cannot continue when civilians are being killed in the streets.

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Online Forums Provide Key Havens for Terror Plots

Posted: 08/15/2013 - In secretive chat rooms and on encrypted Internet message boards, al-Qaida fighters have been planning and coordinating attacks — including a threatened if vague plot that U.S. officials say closed 19 diplomatic posts across Africa and the Middle East for more than a week.

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NASA & The US Navy to Test Space Capsule Recovery in Va.

Updated: 08/16/2013 - The Navy and NASA are testing out how they'll recover astronauts once they splash down in the ocean following future missions to deep space, something a Navy crew hasn't had to do in nearly 40 years.

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Police Storm Protest Camps; 278 Dead Across Egypt

Posted: 08/14/2013 - Riot police backed by armored vehicles, bulldozers and helicopters Wednesday swept away two encampments of supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, setting off running street battles in Cairo and other Egyptian cities. At least 278 people were killed nationwide, many of them in the crackdown on the protest sites.

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