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Marine Who Went Missing In Iraq In 2004 Now Back In U.S.
A Marine who was declared a deserter nearly 10 years ago after disappearing in Iraq and then returning to the U.S. claiming he had been kidnapped, only to disappear again, is back in U.S. custody, officials said Sunday.
Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun, 34, turned himself in and was being flown Sunday from an…
Obama: U.S. Studying All Options In Iraq
President Obama says U.S. officials are looking at all options on Iraq, which may be headed for a bloody civil war. In comments at the White House, Obama said some short-term military options may be necessary, including U.S. airstrikes. He called the situation in Iraq an emergency and said nothing h…
Kerry Addresses Law School Grads At Boston College
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told Boston College graduates to take the values of service instilled in their education and pass them on to the world.
The 1976 Boston College Law School graduate told the packed stadium at the 138th commencement Monday that a world-class degree comes with the ``pr…
DEA’s Crackdown On Synthetic Drugs Applauded
The Drug Enforcement Administration is cracking down on synthetic drugs. DEA officials say a nationwide operation on Wednesday targeted the distribution and trafficking of synthetic drugs in roughly two-dozen states.
The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy says synthetic drugs, or desi…
State Department Renews “Global Terror” Alert
The State Department is renewing its global terrorism alert for U.S. citizens following the attack by al-Qaida linked extremists on an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya.
In a new ``worldwide caution'' issued Wednesday, the department said it continued to be concerned about threats to …

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