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A Prosecutor Makes The Case For Military Trials

Critics have said the military commissions lack openness and permit evidence that would not be allowed in civilian courts. But Brig. Gen. Mark Martins, the chief prosecutor at Guantanamo Bay, says the military commissions will stand up to scrutiny in the upcoming trials of accused 9-11 plotters.
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Oil Scare Turns FedEx On To Energy Efficiency

When Fred Smith started FedEx in 1971, the company nearly didn't make it because of the spike in fuel costs related to the Arab oil embargo. That experience led Smith to turn FedEx into one of the leaders in looking for alternatives to power its vans, trucks and jets.
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Do Israeli-Azeri Ties Portend Conflict With Iran?

A news report alleges that Israel has quietly made an agreement with Azerbaijan to allow its jets access to Azeri air bases. With those air bases so close to Iran, some wonder if this deal is the result of a strengthening relationship or a threat to the Islamic republic.
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Scientific Journals Plan To Publish Contentious Bird Flu Research

A government advisory committee has reconsidered its advice to keep certain details of bird flu experiments secret. Revised versions of manuscripts that describe two recent studies can be openly published, the committee now says. The decision could help end a debate that has raged within the scientific community for months.
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FBI's Outgoing Cyber Cop Says Americans Don't See Size Of Threat

As he retires and heads into the private sector, Shawn Henry looks back at the growth in the cybercrime problem.
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Staff Sgt. Bales Case Shows Stigma, Paradox Of PTSD

Growing awareness about PTSD has had a downside, namely that civilians now assume veterans are likely to have psychological issues. Yet while in the military, many say they feel pressure to hide their problems. The recent mass shooting in Afghanistan has fueled misconceptions and further complicated efforts to treat PTSD.
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Romney, GOP Pounce On Obama's Russia Comment

President Obama might have thought he was getting a break from domestic politics when he traveled to South Korea. But one remark to the Russian president, which wasn't meant for public consumption, has given Republicans fodder to criticize Obama on foreign policy.

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