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Jackie Northam

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Obama Pledges Support To Iraqi Prime Minister In Fight Against Islamic State

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is on his first official visit to Washington, D.C.

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Blackwater Security Guards Handed Lengthy Sentences For Iraqi Killings

Monday, April 13, 2015

Three of the Blackwater security guards were found guilty of manslaughter and voluntary manslaughter, while a fourth was convicted of first-degree murder.

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Alan Turing Notebook Sells For More Than $1 Million At Auction

Monday, April 13, 2015

The manuscript dates to 1942, when the mathematician and computer science pioneer worked to break the German Enigma code. It is filled with complex mathematical and computer science notations.

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Federal Government Protects Bat, Angers Industry

Saturday, April 11, 2015

The northern long-eared bat has been designated as a threatened species, triggering new regulations to protect it. But oil and gas and agriculture organizations say those new rules will hurt them.

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Alleged Mastermind Of 2008 Mumbai Attack Out On Bail

Friday, April 10, 2015

Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi, accused of plotting the Mumbai attack that left more than 160 people dead, walked out of a Pakistani prison on Friday. The move threatens to strain relations with India.

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Royal Dutch Shell's $70 Billion Deal For BG Would Create Gas Giant

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

The deal would put Shell on track to surpass ExxonMobil as the world's largest publicly traded oil and gas company. It comes as global oil prices have dropped sharply.

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Is It Time To Resurrect The Brontosaurus?

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

More than a century ago, the Brontosaurus was deemed too similar to the dinosaur Apatosaurus. Recent research finds there is enough difference between the two creatures after all.

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Power Outages Hit Parts Of Washington, D.C., Including The White House

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Several government buildings, including the Capitol and the State Department were affected. The problem was traced back to a transmission line in southern Maryland.

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StuckInYemen.com Website Offers To Help Americans Trapped In Yemen

Monday, April 06, 2015

The site was created after Arab-American advocacy groups began to hear from U.S. citizens stuck in Yemen. The groups are pushing the U.S. government to step in and help those who are unable to leave.

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Framework Nuclear Deal Could Be Good News For Iran's Oil Sector

Saturday, April 04, 2015

If a final agreement is reached, crippling sanctions on Iran's oil industry could be lifted. But the oil sector faces a number of challenges before ramping up production.

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U.N. Report: 25,000 Foreign Fighters Joining Islamist Militant Groups

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Thousands have left their homes en route to Iraq and Syria, which the U.N. report calls an "international finishing school" for extremists.

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Yemen's Rebels Seize Presidential Palace In Aden, Despite Airstrikes

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Houthi fighters capture a central district of Aden, Yemen's economic hub, as al-Qaida militants free inmates from a prison. The ongoing violence is turning many Yemenis against the Saudi air campaign.

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Iraq Claims Victory Over Militants In Strategic City Of Tikrit

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Iraqi flags are flying over government buildings again, one month into a major offensive to reclaim the city from fighters with the self-proclaimed Islamic State.

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U.S. Creates First Sanctions Program Against Cybercriminals

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

President Obama signed a new executive order that will allow the administration to freeze the assets of any individual or group involved in "malicious" cyberattacks.

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Dozens Of Countries Join China-Backed Bank Opposed By Washington

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Some of Washington's closest allies have signed on to a new Asian development bank. The U.S. opposes the bank, in part, because it presents a challenge to American influence in the Asia region.

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Staff At Britain's Windsor Castle May Strike Over Low Wages

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

It's the first time Queen Elizabeth has faced a possible strike by employees of the royal family. At issue is whether employees should be expected to take on extra duties for no additional pay.

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Major Power Outage Darkens Dozens Of Cities In Turkey

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The outage halted public transportation and shuttered business across much of Turkey. An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the country's blackout, the biggest in 15 years.

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Venezuela Cuts Oil Subsidies To Caribbean Nations

Monday, March 30, 2015

For a decade, Venezuela sold oil at subsidized payment rates to 13 neighbors, including Cuba. But tumbling oil prices have hit Venezuela's economy hard, forcing it to trim those subsidies.

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Airstrikes In Yemen Intensify, Hit Refugee Camp

Monday, March 30, 2015

Airstrikes intensified as Houthi rebels advanced on the port city of Aden. Aid agencies say one airstrike killed dozens at a refugee camp, while Yemeni officials blamed rebel shelling.

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Oops: World Leaders' Personal Data Mistakenly Released

Monday, March 30, 2015

An Australian immigration official accidentally exposed passport details, dates of birth and other personal information for 31 world leaders during last year's G-20 summit in Brisbane.

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