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CIA Says It Will No Longer Use Vaccine Programs As Cover

CIA Says It Will No Longer Use Vaccine Programs As CoverA White House official says the CIA will no longer use vaccine programs as cover for spy operations, answering health experts' complaints that it had hurt international efforts to fight disease.

For First Time, Judge Halts Force-Feeding Of Guantánamo Detainee

For First Time, Judge Halts Force-Feeding Of Guantánamo DetaineeIn the first ruling of its kind, District Judge Gladys Kessler has halted the force-feeding of a Syrian man being detained at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.

China, Vietnam Spar Over Oil Rig In South China Sea

China, Vietnam Spar Over Oil Rig In South China SeaChinese ships trying putting down an oil rig in disputed waters of the South China Sea have reportedly rammed Vietnamese vessels in recent days, as the Philippines says it's seized a Chinese fishing boat and its crew of 11 for poaching endangered sea turtles.

Shinseki: Swift Action If Problems At VA Hospital Are True

Shinseki: Swift Action If Problems At VA Hospital Are TrueVeterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki tells NPR that he's determined to get to the bottom of allegations that veterans may have died at a Phoenix VA hospital while waiting for care.

U.S. Sending Team To Help With Search For Abducted Nigerian Girls

U.S. Sending Team To Help With Search For Abducted Nigerian GirlsNigeria has accepted a U.S. offer to send a team that could help in the search for 276 girls who were abducted from a school last month, the State Department said today.

Prayers Before Town Hall Meetings Are Constitutional, High Court Finds

Prayers Before Town Hall Meetings Are Constitutional, High Court FindsA city council in upstate New York is not violating the Constitution when it opens its meetings with a prayer, the U.S. Supreme Court held Monday with a 5-4 vote.

North Korea Conducts Artillery Drills Near Southern Border

North Korea Conducts Artillery Drills Near Southern BorderNorth Korea has conducted live artillery drills near a disputed western maritime border with the South just days after President Obama and his South Korean counterpart urged Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons.

Rescue Workers Erect Memorial To Washington Mudslide Victims

Rescue Workers Erect Memorial To Washington Mudslide VictimsRescue workers still searching for bodies from the March 22 landslide that killed at least 39 people near the town of Oso, Washington, erected a simple, but moving memorial to the victims of the tragedy.

Obama: Passing Of Fort Hood Victims ‘Shakes Our Soul’

Obama: Passing Of Fort Hood Victims ‘Shakes Our Soul’The killing of three soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas, "shakes our soul," President Obama said on Wednesday.

Mudslide Tragedy: Donations Outpace Capacity In Oso

Mudslide Tragedy: Donations Outpace Capacity In OsoIt's been two weeks since the massive mudslide came down on a tiny mountain community in Washington state. The disaster killed 30 people; 13 are still missing.