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Domesticated Foxes: Man's New Best Friend?

What if foxes could be trained and domesticated, much the way dogs were domesticated thousands of years ago? A nearly 50-year experiment in Russia is aiming at just that.
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Will Kandahar Massacre Be A Policy Tipping Point?

The massacre in Kandahar province was the latest in a string of bad news out of Afghanistan, which may have shifted the dynamic between the Afghan people and the American-led army that has been occupying the country for a decade. NPR's Quil Lawrence reports on President Hamid Karzai's demand that U.S. troops leave Afghanistan's villages and withdraw to larger bases around the country.
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After Spain's Construction Bust, Gardens Bloom

The financial crash in Spain left many empty lots that were supposed to be building sites. Some Spaniards have begun growing vegetables in places where condos were never built.
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For Suspect In Afghan Attack, A Praised Record

There is still only sketchy information available about Staff Sgt. Robert Bales' recent experience in Afghanistan, but five years ago in Iraq, he was considered an excellent and upbeat soldier. Bales is suspected of killing 16 unarmed Afghan civilians.
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WikiLeaks Founder Assange To Run For Australian Senate

The Australian is angry that his government hasn't supported him over the WikiLeaks release of hundreds of thousands of secret U.S. government files.

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Former Captain: Afghan Shooting Suspect Showed 'Valorous Conduct' In Battle

Staff Sgt. Robert Bales' commanding officer once recommended him for a medal of valor after a major battle in Iraq. Bales is being held at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas, accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians last week.
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Rift Widens Between U.S. And An Angry Karzai

It's been a difficult week for U.S. and Afghan relations, with the Afghan president demanding U.S. troops be confined to bases within a year following an alleged shooting spree by a U.S. serviceman that left 16 Afghan civilians dead. The flared tensions could force the Obama administration to rethink its plans for withdrawal.
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Convicted Nazi Camp Guard John Demjanjuk Dies

John Demjanjuk, the retired U.S. autoworker convicted on 28,060 counts of being an accessory to murder, died Saturday at the age of 91. Demjanjuk died a free man in a nursing home in southern Germany, where he had been released pending his appeal.

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