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One More Battle for a Vintage Warship

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LÁZARO CÁRDENAS, Mexico — In its glory days, the United States Navy destroyer John Rodgers was among the most decorated warships of World War II. Now, hull rusting and big guns whitened by bird droppings, the abandoned destroyer finds itself in what could be its final battle, one that could turn the historic ship into a museum or, alternatively, a heap of scrap.
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2 Missing Soldiers’ Bodies Found In Iraq

(CBS/AP) The bodies of two U.S. soldiers missing in Iraq for more than a year have been found, their families said Thursday night. The military would not immediately confirm the report.
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Baghdad’s Grasp on Iraq’s South

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It’s 6 P.M. on Thursday and Brigadier General Saad Ali Harbia’s phone rings — not his regular mobile, but the new hotline that the Iraqi police force in Amara, 185 miles southeast of Baghdad, has set up to receive tips that could lead to arrests. The tip comes in from a man who says he has information about a financier of Mahdi Army commanders in the region. Harbia’s assistant takes down the information and says they will follow up on it.
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A Deadly Anniversary in Pakistan

 A Deadly Anniversary in Pakistan

At least 18 people are feared dead in an explosion that rocked the Pakistani capital of Islamabad Sunday. The target appears to have been policemen who had been deployed to guard a ceremony and conference marking the first anniversary of a government raid on an extremist mosque and seminary complex.
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Suicide Bomber Kills 40 in Afghan Capital

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KABUL, Afghanistan — – In a massive explosion Monday that reverberated around the city, a suicide bomber killed at least 40 people and injured 140 close to the Indian Embassy in the Afghan capital, the Interior Ministry said. The dead included six Afghan policemen.
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Big Country…Big Problems

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The U.S. is wrongly accusing Iran of arming militant groups in Basra, says Tehran’s top diplomat in the southern Iraqi city
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U.S. Arms Dealer Tests Legal Bounds in Middle East Arms Bazaar

U.S. Arms Dealer Tests Legal Bounds in Middle East Arms Bazaar

Former congressman Curt Weldon is helping broker deals between Russian and Ukranian weapons suppliers and the Iraqi and Libyan governments as part of his new job with a private American defense consulting firm, Wired.com has learned.
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