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Biden Foreign-Policy Counterattack On Romney Highlights GOP Challenge

A president seeking re-election against a backdrop of a lackluster economy would be remiss if he didn't stress his unique roles as the nation's top policymaker for international relations and the military's commander-in-chief. President Obama and his campaign clearly intend to exploit those credentials for all they're worth while pointing out Mitt Romney's lack of them.
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Wounded Warriors Face New Enemy: Overmedication

The Pentagon set up special battalions to help returning troops recover from their battlefield wounds. But some of those soldiers have been given excessive amounts of prescription drugs, which are causing additional problems.
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Former Liberian Leader Charged With War Crimes

Former Liberian President Charles Taylor was charged with 11 counts of crimes against humanity. The charges stem from Sierra Leone's brutal 11 year civil war and Taylor's role in it.
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Countries Losing Steam On Climate Change Initiatives

The International Energy Agency warned energy ministers around the world that they are falling behind in their efforts to wean the world from dirty sources of energy. Nations are nowhere near being on track to avert significant climate change in the coming decade, and just about everything is conspiring to make it harder to clean up the world's energy supply.
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Victims Find Justice After Liberian Leader Is Charged

In Sierra Leone, victims of the brutal civil war there watched as the verdict was rendered against former Liberian President Charles Taylor. Many blame Taylor for thousands of deaths and mutilations in the fight over diamonds in their country.

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