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Mark Memmott

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Pentagon Budget-Cutting Plans Sure To Draw Flak

Monday, February 24, 2014

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel proposes cutting the size of the Army and taking steps that trim military pay and benefit costs. "We must now adapt, innovate and make difficult decisions," he says.

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Resignations In Egypt May Be Prelude To General's Presidential Run

Monday, February 24, 2014

All Cabinet ministers are stepping down, the nation's prime minister announced Monday. Among them: Defense Minister Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who will now be free to seek the presidency.

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Ukraine's Yanukovych On Run From Mass Murder Charge

Monday, February 24, 2014

Ousted from office, Viktor Yanukovych is now missing. The acting interior minister says authorities want to arrest Yanukovych and try him for the deaths of scores of protesters last week.

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Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Tymoshenko May Soon Be Free

Friday, February 21, 2014

Yulia Tymoshenko has been a critic of President Viktor Yanukovych. Supporters say she was put in jail on trumped-up charges. Now, parliament has voted to decriminalize the law she allegedly broke.

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Team USA's Mikaela Shiffrin Wins Skiing Gold

Friday, February 21, 2014

The 18-year-old from Vermont is the youngest person to ever finish first in an Olympics slalom competition. Austrian women finished second and third.

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Garrick Utley, 'Quintessential Foreign Correspondent,' Dies

Friday, February 21, 2014

The veteran newsman, who reported from countries around the world and moderated NBC's Meet the Press, was 74.

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Photos: Kiev's Independence Square Before And After

Friday, February 21, 2014

The center of Ukraine's capital has been the scene of protests for several months, and this week dozens of people died there. Quick looks at the site from before and after the unrest are revealing.

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Good Work On Those 'Feeli The Finnish Reindeer' Lyrics

Friday, February 21, 2014

News about how herders in Finland are experimenting with shiny antlers to keep their animals from being hit by vehicles has inspired some amusing "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" parodies.

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Oh No! When U.S. And Canada Face Off, 'Loser Keeps Bieber'

Friday, February 21, 2014

An electronic billboard in Illinois has jokingly raised the stakes for Friday's big hockey game. This may give fans another reason to belieb ... oops, we mean believe ... in their team.

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Breakthrough? Ukrainian President, Opposition Leaders Reach Deal

Friday, February 21, 2014

The deadly crisis may be coming to an end. President Viktor Yanukovych and three leaders of the protests against his government agreed on a plan for a unity government and new elections.

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These Reindeer Really Do Shine, And It's For Their Own Good

Thursday, February 20, 2014

It's not Rudolph's nose that's red. Herders in Finland are experimenting with fluorescent paint on their animals' antlers and fur. They hope to reduce the 4,000 reindeer deaths on highways each year.

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VIDEO: Pussy Riot Defies Ban On Sochi Protests, Skewers Putin

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The punk protesters have released a new song โ€” "Putin Will Teach You How to Love the Motherland" โ€” and the video they made while at the site of the Winter Olympics.

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Dip In Weekly Jobless Claims Seen As Sign Of Better Times Ahead

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Although the number of applications declined by just 3,000 last week, it appears employers have not been chopping more jobs in recent weeks. Economists say that bodes well for coming months.

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In Venezuela, Another Beauty Queen's Death Adds To Anger

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Genesis Carmona died after being shot Tuesday during an anti-government protest. The murder of another beauty queen, Monica Spear, is among the reasons protesters have taken to the streets.

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World's Outrage Grows As Death Toll Rises In Kiev

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Word emerges about dozens of deaths in the Ukrainian capital. The White House blames President Viktor Yanukovych's forces. As diplomats work to end the crisis, Russia continues to oppose sanctions.

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Jailed Protest Leader Urges Venezuelans To Keep Demonstrating

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Leopoldo Lopez tells his supporters they need to keep pressing for new leadership to replace the socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro. The government blames him for clashes in the streets.

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U.K. Court OKs Detention Of Reporter Glenn Greenwald's Partner

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

David Miranda was stopped and held at London's Heathrow Airport for nine hours in August. Authorities seized a hard drive that had materials provided by "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden.

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Finnished! Russian Hockey Team Bounced Out Of Olympics

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The team that's been under the most pressure to win lost to Finland, 3-1.

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Nun Who Broke Into Nuclear Complex Gets 35-Month Jail Term

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

In 2012, Sister Megan Rice, 84, and two other activists broke into Tennessee's Y-12 National Security Complex, where bomb-grade uranium is stored. Rice had asked the judge to show her "no leniency."

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Team USA's Ted Ligety Wins Gold In Giant Slalom

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The 29-year-old skier from Park City, Utah, is now the first American to have won two gold medals in Alpine skiing. His first came at the 2006 games in Torino, Italy.

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