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70 Years After A Crucial Invasion, World Honors D-Day

Some 150,000 Allied troops landed in Normandy and began the liberation of France from Nazi occupation during World War II. World leaders, including President Obama, gathered to mark the anniversary.
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Sword Fights Break Out In A Clash At India's Golden Temple

Ceremonial swords and staffs were swung in anger, resulting in injuries and panic during a commemoration of a military raid on a sacred shrine in Amritsar, India.
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93-Year-Old Jim Martin Re-Creates Normandy Jump

In 1944, Jim Martin parachuted onto the coast of Normandy a night ahead of the D-Day invasion. He says this time he wasn't scared because no one was shooting at him.
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Ukraine's Weakened Military Could Hinder Poroshenko's Objectives

With Petro Poroshenko poised to assume the presidency, he's vowed to crush a pro-Russian rebellion in the eastern part of the country. Analysts say chronic problems with the armed forces is a problem.
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Upheaval In Libya Makes New Prime Minister's Job A Challenge

The new prime minister took office this week. Different branches of the armed forces, which are really militias on the government payroll, are fighting among each other and with rebels.
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Obama In Normandy For 70th Anniversary Of D-Day

The sky over Normandy is brilliant blue on Friday. President Obama joins Queen Elizabeth, the leader of France and others in marking the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings during World War II.
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The 'Cool War' With China Is Unseen, But Comes With Consequences

Dueling charges of cyberspying between China and the U.S. are escalating in this new conflict, which could have huge stakes for American industry and trade secrets.
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Is Pushing Interest Rates To Less Than Zero A Crazy Idea?

If a bank wants to deposit cash with the European Central Bank, it won't earn interest. In fact, the bank will actually have to pay the ECB for parking cash. It's designed to boost Europe's economy.
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How One Man's Arrest In London Shut Down Pakistan's Megacity

Altaf Hussain has been running his powerful Pakistani political movement from self-imposed exile for 22 years. After he was arrested in London on Tuesday, Karachi came to a grinding halt.
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On Eve Of D-Day Anniversary, World Leaders Cope With Fresher Scars

President Obama and other G-7 leaders are meeting in Brussels for a summit that is expected to be dominated by developments in Ukraine and Russia.

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