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Obama meets U.S. troops, Afghanistan officials

Obama meets U.S. troops, Afghanistan officials

Obama meets U.S. troops, Afghanistan officials


McCain camp blasts trip; Iraqi prime minister likes withdrawal plan
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Has Maliki Turned on the US?


In what appeared to be a bold move, Iraq’s Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki declared Monday for the first time that his government may consider a timetable for a U.S. withdrawal of forces. “Today, we are looking at the necessity of terminating the foreign presence on Iraqi lands and restoring full sovereignty,” Maliki said during a meeting with several Arab ambassadors in the United Arab Emirates. “The current trend is to reach an agreement on a memorandum of understanding either of the departure of the forces or a memorandum of understanding to put a timetable on their withdrawal.” The announcement raised eyebrows among security planners and analysts around the world. Was it posturing? Or was Maliki diverging from his American ally? Or both?
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Fire Spreads Closer To Big Sur

The numbers are absolutely staggering: More than 1,700 fires burning right now in California, a half-million acres destroyed. They have also claimed the life of a volunteer firefighter who died yesterday of an apparent heart attack.
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Border battles: Canada, U.S. increasingly at odds over pollution issues

Canada, U.S

The twin plants, which sit within sight of the Canadian shore about 20 miles south of Port Huron, are churning up legal heat over mercury emissions, too — one of several battles brewing over how American energy companies affect the health of Canadians, and vice versa.
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