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May 29,2007
WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., is among several presidential candidates who didn't read a 2002 intelligence report on Iraq before voting for war. In the latest Hillary biography written by two New York Times reporters, Clinton reportedly didn't read the classified 90-page National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq claiming there was "compelling evidence" that Iraq was developing a nuclear bomb and had concealed stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons from U.N. inspectors, CNN reported. ... [full story]
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May 29,2007
YUCCA MOUNTAIN, Nev. - From the 4,950-foot crest of Yucca Mountain, the valley below is a spectacular sweep of desert landscape - ringed by the Funeral and Chocolate mountains, colored by blue-gray sage and pocked by red-and-black cones that represent the area's last gasps of volcanic activity. Standing here, it is difficult to believe that 400 yards below one's feet lies a 5-mile tunnel carved out of the mountain's limestone - a tunnel that may ... [full story]
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May 29,2007
SAN DIEGO - Combat veterans - especially reservists and those living in rural areas - lack proper mental-health care because there are too few treatment specialists, a flood of patients and a lingering stigma among troops about seeking help. That was the gist of what medical experts and private citizens told the President's Commission on Care for America's Returning Wounded Warriors during its hearing in San Diego. President Bush established the panel in March to ... [full story]
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May 29,2007
WASHINGTON - Bush Administration plans to allow Mexican trucks to travel throughout the United States for the first time since 1982 will have to be modified - and could be delayed - as a result of bill about to become law. The emergency war funding bill approved by Congress Thursday night includes requirements that the Department of Transportation get approval from its inspector general before it can open the border to unrestricted truck traffic from ... [full story]
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May 25,2007
TALLINN, Estonia - A cyber attack that overwhelmed computers in Estonia may teach other nations how vulnerable the world is in the Internet age, a U.S. official said. "This may well turn out to be a watershed in terms of widespread awareness of the vulnerability of modern society," Linton Wells II, a deputy assistant secretary of defense at the Pentagon told The New York Times. "It has gotten the attention of a lot of people." ... [full story]
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May 29,2007
CRAWFORD, Texas - Cindy Sheehan, who became the most visible leader of the anti-war movement after her son died in Iraq, said she is giving up peace activism. Sheehan, who camped outside U.S. President George Bush's Crawford, Texas, ranch when he refused to meet with her about the death of her 24-year-old son, Casey, posted her thoughts in an online letter entitled "Good Riddance Attention Whore," CNN reported. Bush met with the Sheehan family in ... [full story]
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May 29,2007
WASHINGTON - The expanding field of presidential candidates and the early protection of U.S. Sen. Barack Obama have contributed to tight budgets for the U.S. Secret Service. More than 2,000 immigration officers and federal airport screeners will join security details, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. Those changes in assignments has led the agency to cut its work fighting cybercrime and counterfeiting Protection for Obama, D-Ill., began early after concerns were expressed about his safety. The ... [full story]
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May 29,2007
WASHINGTON - Domestic Hispanic support for U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is waning, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. Two years ago, the League of United Latin American Citizens and La Raza, the nation's largest Hispanic rights group, enthusiastically supported U.S. President George Bush's nomination of Gonzales but representatives from both groups recently told the Post it was a mistake. "I have to say we were in error when we supported him to begin with," said ... [full story]
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May 29,2007
BAGHDAD, Iran - Two car bombings killed 38 people and injured at least 100 others in Baghdad Tuesday, police reported. The first blast came from a minibus parked near a crowded market area at Tayaran Square, the Alalam Satellite TV network reported. Police said 23 bodies were recovered and 68 other people were hurt by shrapnel and blast injuries. About an hour later in western Baghdad, a parked car exploded on a busy street and ... [full story]
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May 29,2007
MOSCOW - A test firing of an intercontinental ballistic missile from European Russia to Asian Russia on Tuesday was called a success by military officials in Moscow. Vadim Koval, a spokesman for the strategic missile forces, said the RS-24 missile was launched from the Plesetsk space center in northern Russia with a target in Kamchatka, in the Far East, Novosti reported. "The targets have been reached and objectives achieved completely," Koval said. He said the ... [full story]
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