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Local reactions mixed on State of the Union address ALPENA -During President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address Tuesday night he touted his administration's successes, including the end of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the strengthening economy and energy independence.
The Alpena News | Jan 22, 2015 04:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from Alpena, Michigan
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Anne Hathaway to star in New York drone play Oscar-winning Hollywood actress Anne Hathaway is to star in a New York play about an ace fighter pilot tasked with flying US drones in Afghanistan from an Air Force trailer. The Public Theater in Manhattan's trendy East Village said the production of
Yahoo! News | Jan 21, 2015 11:56 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Disenchanted militants in South Asia eye Islamic State with envy By Jibran Ahmad and Mohammad Stanekzai PESHAWAR, Pakistan/LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Splits within the Taliban, and doubts over whether its elusive leader is even alive, are driving a growing number of militant commanders in Afghanistan and Paki
Yahoo! News | Jan 21, 2015 11:52 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Hunter Army Airfield soldiers head to Afghanistan Another group of local soldiers has been called upon to serve overseas, as about 50 3rd Infantry Division soldiers deployed earlier this month to Afghanistan.There the helicopter-flying units from the divisions Hunter Army Airfield-based 3rd Combat Aviati
SavannahNow.com | Jan 21, 2015 9:37 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from Savannah, Georgia
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Internet love scams are the cruelest TED HUBERT tedh@myalpha1.net Sandy met Max on the Internet. Max introduced himself as a military man on active duty. He lives in Houston, or so he claims.He is fighting in Afghanistan. His assignment is with Special Forces, so many details about his where
Rockdale Reporter | Jan 21, 2015 5:16 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from Rockdale, Texas
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Afghan Parliament Rejects Cabinet Nominees Over Dual Citizenship Afghanistan's parliament said on Wednesday it will not confirm seven out of 25 nominees to a long-awaited cabinet because they hold dual citizenship, another obstacle to President Ashraf Ghani forming a government after nearly four months in office. Candi
Voice of America | Jan 21, 2015 4:50 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Taliban Fissures in Afghanistan Are Seen as an Opening for ISIS The long absence of the movement's reclusive leader, Mullah Muhammad Omar, appears to be driving discontent within the ranks of the Afghan Taliban.
New York Times | Jan 21, 2015 3:39 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Attacks on journalists threaten media freedom in Afghanistan When Afghan journalist Hussain Sirat's car disappeared in late December, he assumed it was simply theft, until a man called to say that he had the vehicle, and a gun with which he planned to kill him.
KLKNTV.com | Jan 21, 2015 09:37 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from Lincoln, Nebraska
Deadly attacks on journalists in Afghanistan rise, threatening free press Eight journalists were killed in Afghanistan in 2014, making it the deadliest year for the media since 2001
The Globe and Mail | Jan 21, 2015 08:06 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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HRW Calls on Afghan Government to Protect Media A U.S.-based human rights group has called on Afghanistan's leadership to condemn attacks on journalists and media freedom, in order to protect the right to free speech. Human Rights Watch released a report Wednesday describing ways it says the Afghan gov
Voice of America | Jan 21, 2015 06:56 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend