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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US veterans of Iraq war shocked and bitter at its catastrophic turn

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 10:53pm by WASHINGTON POST

    ... for success. The Iraq war killed nearly 4,500 US troops and, by some estimates, cost taxpayers more than US$2 trillion. I worry about the friends I met there and what’s going to happen to them COLONEL ... at the tail end of America's longest war and hoping for a better outcome. "Watching how much everybody worked to continue to have hope and progress for that country and to watch it crumble ...

  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Who’s the worst post-war US president? Obama, Americans tell pollsters

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 09:50pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Poll of Americans also puts George W. Bush among least popular post-war US leaders Who's the worst US president? Obama President Barack Obama, who is enduring a tough second term, tops a list of the worst US leaders since the second world war, according to a poll of Americans. The survey results, unveiled by the polling institute at Quinnipiac ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Hagel, Kerry on last mission for Vietnam generation

    Posted Jan 09th 2013, 02:49pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington America’s Vietnam War generation has one, unlikely, final run at power, after President Barack Obama turned to his elders Chuck Hagel and John Kerry ... returned from Vietnam to become an anti-war talisman, asking how many more men needed to die for a “mistake,” infantryman Hagel took longer to sour on a war that killed 58,000 Americans. But he ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Zombies have taken over US shooting ranges, feeding on end-of-the-world craze

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 04:31am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... societal forces at work. Zombies and guns are a perfect match, they say, especially for a new generation of gun enthusiasts raised on graphic video games and movies and TV shows such as World War ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    A-Team bids to reclaim the streets of Detroit

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 12:43am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Detroit With areas of Motor City reduced to a crime-ridden wasteland, an armed civilian force backs the police in fight against murder and drugs mayhem A-Team bids to reclaim the streets of Detroit Armed men emerge from the "War Wagon" on a freezing winter's day in Detroit. They are volunteers with Detroit 300, a controversial organisation whose ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Public being told more lies about Iraq, says Chelsea Manning

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 10:30pm by AFP

    ... known as Bradley Manning wrote in a New York Times editorial. "As Iraq erupts in civil war and America again contemplates intervention, that unfinished business should give new urgency ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Smithsonian creates 3D portrait of Barack Obama

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 10:03pm by AP

    ... director of the Smithsonian's digitisation programme that has made 3D scans and prints of Lincoln masks from early and later in the Civil War. The Lincoln masks have proven especially popular ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Last original native American Indian Navajo Code Talker dies

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 11:15am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Chester Nez, the last surviving Navajo Indian veteran of the second world war who helped create a battlefield code unbroken by Axis forces, has died in the US at the age of 93 Chester Nez, the last of 29 Navajo Indians who helped create a code used during second world war and never broken by the Axis Powers, died of kidney failiure on Wednesday. ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Rodents winning the rat race, but New Yorkers fight back

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 09:03pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York New York declares war on a furry menace that threatens to overwhelm some districts Rodents winning the rat race, but people fight back Ines Moore stirs awake nearly every night to the unmistakable, skin-crawling sound of rats skittering around her flat in the dark. Sticky traps scattered about yield as many as three rats a night, but she believes ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Donald Trump and Chicago mayor clash over naming rights to skyscraper

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:38am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Chicago Tycoon and feisty Chicago mayor face off over naming rights to tower Where self-promotion trumps style The six-metre-tall letters spelling out T-R-U-M-P on the billionaire's gleaming Chicago skyscraper have triggered a war of words between Donald Trump and Rahm Emanuel, with the city's mayor looking for a way to undo the "architecturally ...




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