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CIA Acts In Syria, Slipping Weapons To Rebels In Secret

As diplomatic talks in Geneva have failed to resolve the three-year-old civil war in Syria, the U.S. is undertaking a new covert program to send weapons in support of rebel forces there.
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Pacific Island Nation Sues U.S., Others For Violating Nuclear Treaty

The Marshall Islands, the site of 66 U.S. nuclear weapons tests between 1946 and 1958, says the Non-Proliferation Treaty requires nuclear states to disarm.
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Obama: Japan's Administration Of Disputed Islands Shouldn't Change

A standoff over sovereignty of an island chain that Japan calls Senkaku and China calls Diaoyu has been a source of deep tension between the two countries in recent years.
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CIA Is Quietly Ramping Up Aid To Syrian Rebels, Sources Say

The White House has decided to provide more covert training and weapons, including anti-tank missiles, in a bid to counter President Bashar Assad's growing strength in the civil war.
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Judge OKs WikiLeaker Manning's Name Change To 'Chelsea'

The ex-U.S. Army intelligence analyst formerly known as Bradley Manning, made the request to reflect a change in gender identity.
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Obama Assures Japan Of U.S. Security Commitment

The president is on the first stop in an eight-day trip to Asia that also will see him visit Malaysia, the Philippines and South Korea.
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4 Muslim Men To Sue Feds Over No-Fly List

They say they were placed on the list for refusing to inform on other Muslims. The suit is part of a broad wave of cases challenging the secretive no-fly list and U.S. counterterrorism strategies.
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Soldier Speaks Up A Decade After Pat Tillman's Friendly-Fire Death

Steven Elliott, one of the Rangers who mistakenly fired on Tillman's position, says he believed there were no "friendlies" in the area when he pulled the trigger.
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Army Vs. National Guard: Who Gets Those Apache Helicopters?

The Army plans to take all Apache attack helicopters from the National Guard. The Guard says that's an insult, but Army leaders say it's not personal — it's just about saving money.
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Hey, Kids, Remember You're On Our Side: The FBI Makes A Movie

Instead of a public service announcement, the FBI has made Game of Pawns, a docudrama about a college student recruited by the Chinese government. The message is obvious: Don't be a spy.

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