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5,300 soldiers to be made redundant

Up to 5,300 soldiers are to be made redundant from the Army in the summer as part of the latest round of cuts to the armed forces, the Government has announced. Redundancy notices will be issued on June 18. Any personnel preparing for, serving on, or recovering from operations on that date will not lose their jobs…

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40 years after Roe v. Wade, abortion foes are winning — and losing

Four decades after Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion, many opponents of the decision are in a celebratory mood while those backing abortion rights are glum, feeling that momentum is turning decisively against them. Yet in reality, little has changed in the fiercest and most protracted battle of the nation’s bitter culture war. Loading… Comments ...

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179 Republicans vote to kill Sandy relief; 192 Dems and 49 Republicans pass it

For hours Tuesday night House Republicans tried every trick in the book to either kill or severely cut the bill to funding for super storm Sandy victims. At the end of the night 192 Democrats were joined by just 49 Republicans to pass the $50 billion dollar aid bill—two months after the storm. Gridlock was broken in the Congress for ...

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19 killed in Egypt train crash

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s state news agency says 19 people have been killed and more than 100 injured when two railroad passenger cars…

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2012’s Biggest Lie, 2013’s Biggest Risk

EU Crisis Reminder: Why It Isn’t Getting Better, Implications for Stocks, Gold, the EURUSD and Other Currency Pairs and Asset Classes, and What To Do While doing research for our recent 4 part summary of 2013 market forecasts, I noticed that few analysts or prominent writers believed the EU would present major trouble in 2013. Reasons for this include:The belief ...

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10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: 1. NOMINEE FOR DEFENSE A POSSIBLE TRAILBLAZER If confirmed, Chuck Hagel would the first enlisted soldier and first Vietnam vet to head the Pentagon. 2. CARNAGE IN COLO….

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16 inmates killed in Sri Lanka prison shootout

By BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI, Associated Press COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A shootout between rioting prisoners and security forces at a prison in Sri Lanka’s capital killed at least 16 inmates, while police said Saturday that they arrested five prisoners who had managed to escape. Another 42 people were wounded in the shootout Friday between inmates and army and police commandos ...

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7.4 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Guatemala, Killing 39

A 7.4 magnitude earthquake shook from Mexico City to San Salvador, centered off the coast of Guatemala. The shaking hit at 10:35 local time (11:35 EST), and the death toll quickly rose from 3, to 15, to 29 and now 39, president Otto Perez Miolina said. The dead are in the northwestern state of San Marcos near the Mexican border, ...

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2 Billion in Asia-Pacific at Risk of Malaria: Report

Asia accounts for 88 percent of all malaria cases and most of the 46,000 annual deaths occurring outside Africa, a new report shows Friday as experts demand more urgency in fighting the deadly disease. Leading scientists and health experts meeting in Sydney this week at the “Malaria 2012: Saving Lives in the Asia-Pacific” conference also want tougher political leadership and ...

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