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Obama Plans To Leave Residual Force Of 9,800 In Afghanistan

Obama Plans To Leave Residual Force Of 9,800 In AfghanistanPresident Obama announced on Tuesday a plan to leave a residual force of 9,800 service members in Afghanistan beyond 2014. By 2016, most troops will be out of the country.

Maya Angelou, Poet, Activist And Singular Storyteller, Dies At 86

Maya Angelou, Poet, Activist And Singular Storyteller, Dies At 86Poet, performer and political activist Maya Angelou has died after a long illness at her home in Winston-Salem, N.C. She was 86.

On Memorial Day Eve, President Obama Visits Troops In Afghanistan

On Memorial Day Eve, President Obama Visits Troops In AfghanistanUnder the cover of darkness and on the eve of Memorial Day, President Obama landed at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan for an unannounced visit with U.S. troops.

White House To Release Secret Memo On Drone Strikes

White House To Release Secret Memo On Drone StrikesThe White House will reportedly comply with a court order to release a secret memorandum describing the legal justification for the 2011 drone strike against three Americans in Yemen, including Anwar al-Awlaki, an al-Qaida leader born in the U.S.

In China, Anger At U.S. Hacking Charges — And Claims Of Hypocrisy

In China, Anger At U.S. Hacking Charges — And Claims Of HypocrisyChina says U.S. charges against five Chinese military officials for allegedly hacking into American computers amount to hypocrisy, citing U.S. surveillance and wiretapping.

FCC Gives Initial OK To New Internet Traffic Rules

FCC Gives Initial OK To New Internet Traffic RulesThe Associated Press notes that the new rules "could set standards for Internet providers who wish to create paid priority fast lanes on their networks."

FCC Gives Initial OK To New Internet Rules; Comment Period Opens

FCC Gives Initial OK To New Internet Rules; Comment Period OpensNew rules for how Internet traffic is governed were officially unveiled and approved for public comment in a hearing by the Federal Communications Commission Thursday, in a mixed vote.

Russia Aborts Rocket Engine Sales, GPS Cooperation With U.S.

Russia Aborts Rocket Engine Sales, GPS Cooperation With U.S.In a tit-for-tat sanctions dispute over the situation in Ukraine, a top Russian official said Tuesday that Moscow would stop supplying the U.S. with rocket engines used in military satellite launches and suspend operation of GPS ground stations in Russian territory.

‘Completely Unique’: Cave-Dwelling Female Insects Have Penises

‘Completely Unique’: Cave-Dwelling Female Insects Have PenisesFour new insect species found in Brazil have rather strange sex lives — to say the least. Their sex organs are reversed: Females have penises and males have vaginas, scientists reported Thursday in the journal Current Biology.

New Fossil Takes A Bite Out Of Theory That Sharks Barely Evolved

New Fossil Takes A Bite Out Of Theory That Sharks Barely EvolvedA newly discovered fossil suggests that under the hood, a modern shark is very different from its ancient ancestors.