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Bergdahl investigation wraps up; top leaders get briefings

Bergdahl investigation wraps up; top leaders get briefings

WASHINGTON — The Army has finished its investigation into how and why Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl disappeared from his base in Afghanistan and senior Pentagon leaders have been briefed, including Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, officials said Friday.

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Bergdahl investigation wraps up; top leaders get briefings

Bergdahl investigation wraps up; top leaders get briefings

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was held captive for five years by the Haqqani network in Afghanistan.

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Pakistan begins executing militants in wake of massacre

Pakistan begins executing militants in wake of massacre

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan executed two convicted terrorists Friday, the first of 400 militants headed to the hangman’s noose amid a government crackdown ordered after Taliban attackers gunned down 148 children and teachers Tuesday at a school in the northern city of Peshawar.

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Job for Pakistan: Avenge slaughter, crush the Taliban

Job for Pakistan: Avenge slaughter, crush the Taliban

Pakistan's leaders should take steps still needed to effectively defend the country.

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Review: Secret Service needs outsider as leader

Review: Secret Service needs outsider as leader

FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2014 file photo, then-Secret Service Director Julia Pierson pauses while testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington. An external review of the Secret Service says the next director should be hired from outside the insular agency. The Homeland Security Department releas…

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Review: Secret Service needs outsider as leader

Review: Secret Service needs outsider as leader

Secret Service officers walk along the lawn on the north side of the White House. A review of the Secret Service says its next director should be hired from outside the agency.

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Review: Secret Service needs outsider as leader

Review: Secret Service needs outsider as leader

WASHINGTON — The Secret Service is an “insular” agency that needs a new director hired from the outside, according to former government officials tasked with examining the embattled agency after a man with a knife stormed the White House.

December 18, 2014 3:25 pm Photos

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Digital dilemma: How will US respond to Sony hack?

Digital dilemma: How will US respond to Sony hack?

FILE - In this July 27, 2013 file photo, North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un waves to spectators and participants of a mass military parade celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice in Pyongyang, North Korea. If the U.S. government’s claim that North Korea was involved in the…

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Digital dilemma: How will US respond to Sony hack?

Digital dilemma: How will US respond to Sony hack?

WASHINGTON — The detective work blaming North Korea for the Sony hacker break-in appears so far to be largely circumstantial, The Associated Press has learned. The dramatic conclusion of a Korean role is based on subtle clues in the hacking tools left behind and the involvement of at least o…

December 18, 2014 2:03 pm Photos

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Digital dilemma: How will US respond to Sony hack?

Digital dilemma: How will US respond to Sony hack?

This Columbia Pictures publicity photo shows Randall Park as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in “The Interview.”

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Nigerian court sentences 54 soldiers to death

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria has sentenced 54 soldiers to death for mutiny, assault, cowardice and refusing to fight Islamic extremists.

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Congo, UN troops launch operation against rebels

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — U.N. peacekeepers and the Congolese army have launched an operation against rebels in the country's east blamed for a series of attacks in recent months.

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Pakistan buries victims of school massacre

Pakistan buries victims of school massacre

Pakistani students pray during a ceremony for the victims of Tuesday’s school attack in Peshawar, at a school in Lahore, Pakistan. Mass burials of those killed were held Wednesday.

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Pakistan buries victims of school massacre

Pakistan buries victims of school massacre

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — As they buried their children Wednesday, the families spoke of their dreams. One boy had just gotten high marks on his midterm and hoped to become a pilot. A 13-year-old wanted to become a doctor. Another kid loved playing video games with his cousins.

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San Diego’s waterfront makeover heavy on public space

San Diego’s waterfront makeover heavy on public space

SAN DIEGO — Where traffic was once dominant, tourists now sit on waterfront benches made of Alaska yellow cedar and watch luxury liners and tour boats glide into place.

December 14, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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A word that tolerates no ambiguity

A word that tolerates no ambiguity

Taboo against torture is important and honorable — like taboos against killing.

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Robinson: US torturers knew they were acting immorally

Robinson: US torturers knew they were acting immorally

What matters is that torture is manifestly immoral and illegal.

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Good and bad in Congress' gargantuan spending bill

Good and bad in Congress' gargantuan spending bill

Provisions, both budgetary and policymaking, made it through amid last-minute horse-trading.

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Senate Intelligence Committee report is a travesty

Senate Intelligence Committee report is a travesty

Agency accomplished its goal using techniques that had bipartisan support after 9/11.

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Torture report exposes the CIA's stain on America

Torture report exposes the CIA's stain on America

Revealing "a stain on our values and history" is an essential step.

December 09, 2014 6:15 pmLoading…

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