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U.S. Aid Worker Took Up Arms With Libya's Rebels

The ragtag militias that overran Moammar Gadhafi's hometown in Libya included at least one American: 29-year-old Kevin Dawes of San Diego. Dawes says he first went to Libya as a medical aid worker in June, but at the end of the summer, he decided to take up arms after pro-Gadhafi forces started targeting medical staff.
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After Liberation, Challenges Ahead For Libya

Libya's liberation was declared over the weekend, and residents of Sirte, Moammar Gadhafi's battered hometown, are beginning to return to their homes.
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Heavy Damage, Deaths In Turkey Earthquake

The magnitude-7.2 quake killed scores of people and sparked widespread panic as buildings collapsed.
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U.S. Troop Immunity A Sticking Point In Iraq Talks

The issue of immunity for U.S. troops appears to have been the key factor in the Obama administration's decision to withdraw virtually all American soldiers from Iraq at the end of this year. Iraqis are sensitive to the immunity issue, and most did not want to grant it because of high-profile killings of civilians during the war. But they're also using it to their political advantage.
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Tunisia's First Free Election Deemed Success

Tunisians proud of sparking the Arab Spring are now celebrating another first in this long revolutionary season: a free and fair election. After decades of dictatorship, Tunisians happily waited in long lines to cast their votes for a national assembly that will rewrite the country's constitution. Election officials say in some areas the turnout was 90 percent.

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