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Obama cancels U.S.-Egyptian military exercises David Jackson / USA Today President Obama said Thursday his government “strongly condemns” violence in Egypt, and as a result is canceling U.S.-Egyptian military exercises scheduled for next month. UN team to investigate...

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Somalia: Ethiopian Air Force plane crashes in Mogadishu BBC An Ethiopian Air Force cargo plane has crashed and caught fire on landing at Mogadishu airport in Somalia. Imagery suggests North Korea doubling its uranium enrichment capabilities Jamie Crawford / CNN North...

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Las Vegas water chief seeks disaster aid for Colorado River drought Henry Brean / Las Vegas Review-Journal The Colorado River is locked in the grips of a slow-moving natural disaster, and Southern Nevada Water Authority chief Pat Mulroy thinks the time has come for...

Tight Oil Gives West Leverage Over Iran

Chief among the geopolitical consequences of the U.S. tight oil boom is the greater leverage it gives Western powers over Iran. OECD nations and emerging markets most dependent on Iranian oil—Turkey, Japan, South Korea, India, and China—can reduce their imports with...

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Breaking Out of Abu Ghraib Jon Lee Anderson / The New Yorker Abu Ghraib, again. The notorious prison, on the outskirts of Baghdad, is back in the news, with Al Qaeda’s spectacular breakout of more than five hundred of its members who had been imprisoned there. This is...