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Syria and the Phantom

What was that Turkish F-4 Phantom II up to when the Syrians shot it down? Ankara said the plane strayed into Syrian airspace but quickly left and was over international waters when it was attacked, a simple case of carelessness on the part of the Turkish pilot that Syrian paranoia turned deadly. But the Phantom — eyewitnesses told Turkish television ...

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Heat protection tips for children and toddlers

The temperatures in Louisiana have been extreme, and it is very important to make sure your children stay healthy and safe with the temperatures being so extreme. Extreme heat caused 8,966 deaths in the United States from 1979-2002. Here are some tips to help protect your children from heat exhaustion or heat-related illness. Be sure to keep your children hydrated ...

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More banks face interest rate rigging investigation

More banks are being investigated and appear likely to face sanctions after Barclays was fined £290m ($450m) for trying to manipulate the interest rates at which banks lend to each other. Regulators in Europe, the US and Asia have said that investigations into other banks are "ongoing". The UK's Financial Services Authority said the early signs were that Barclays had ...

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The biggest scandal in U.S. history

Administration officials intentionally put guns into the hands of Mexican drug cartels, so that when the guns taken from Mexican crime scenes turned out to be American guns, Democrats would have a reason to crack down on gun sellers in the United States. Democrats will never stop trying to take our guns away. They see something more lethal than a ...

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Top US Afghan general visits Pakistan amid tension

ISLAMABAD – The top commander of American and NATO forces in Afghanistan is expected to visit Pakistan amid heightened tensions over militant networks allegedly based on Pakistani soil and still-closed military supply lines. The Pakistani military said U.S. Marine Gen. John Allen’s Wednesday visit would focus on border cooperation. Relations between the U.S. and Pakistan have plunged recently. The U.S. ...

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EU summit doubts weigh on Swiss franc moves

Tweet ZURICH: The Swiss franc hovered against the euro and the dollar on Wednesday as growing doubts that the upcoming European summit would deliver concrete measures capped any moves. German Chancellor Angela Merkel ruled out a suggestion of common euro zone bonds – favoured by France, Italy and…

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Nine months after ‘Don’t Ask’ repeal, gay troops slowly come out

In the nine months since being given the legal right to serve openly in the military, gay service members are increasingly speaking out about the double lives they led under the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law. As gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans and their supporters celebrate June as “Pride Month,” two senior officers — a Navy woman and an ...

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Writer, director Nora Ephron dies

Los Angeles – Writer and film director Nora Ephron, known for her work on movies such as When Harry Met Sally, has died in New York at age 71, according to media reports on Tuesday night, hours after it was first revealed that she was gravely ill and near death. A spokesperson for her…

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