France: Mali Needs Aid to Rebuild the Northern Part of the Country and Prevent the Return of Militants

March 19, 2013

“Donors need to pour aid into Mali over the next six months to rebuild its strife-hit north and stop defeated militants taking advantage of the chaos to return, France’s development minister said on Tuesday.”

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Police: Unopened Packages Sent to Attempted UCF Gunman James Contained Ammunition Clips and Gun Sling

March 19, 2013

“At a news briefing on Tuesday, police offered new information on the case but some aspects remained a mystery. Police revealed that two packages were found that had been mailed to Seevakumaran but unopened that contained new ammunition clips and a sling for the tactical weapon.”

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Pentagon Indefinitely Bans Use of 60 mm Mortar Ammo Following Deadly Marine Accident Pending Investigation

March 19, 2013

“The Pentagon expanded a temporary ban to prohibit the military from firing any 60mm mortar rounds until the results of the investigation. The Marine Corps said Tuesday a “blanket suspension” of 60mm mortars and associated firing tubes is in effect.”

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University of Central Florida Police Release Helmet Camera of Officers Searching Shooter’s Dorm (Video)

March 19, 2013

“Florida authorities released footage captured by an officer’s body-mounted camera of the search through the would-be gunman’s dorm in UCF’s Tower 1.”

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University of Central Florida Attempted Gunman’s Checklist Ended With “Give ‘Em Hell”

March 19, 2013

“University Police Chief Richard Beary said today that Seevakumaran had written out a detailed list of the actions he hoped to take Monday night and crossed off the items as he went, including getting drunk at a bar called Mad Hatters and pulling the fire alarm. Police confirmed that he did both.”

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U.S. Stocks Post Flat Trading Day Partially Due to Financial Crisis in Cyprus

March 19, 2013

“The Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index fell 0.2 percent by the close of trading, and the Nasdaq composite index dropped 0.3 percent, while the Dow Jones industrial average gained 3 points.”

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Supreme Court Ruling: Copyright Law Allows Re-Sale Of Textbooks Sold Abroad (Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons)

March 19, 2013

“In a 6-3 opinion, the court threw out a copyright infringement award to publisher John Wiley & Sons against Thai graduate student Supap Kirtsaeng, who used eBay to resell copies of the publisher’s copyrighted books that his relatives first bought abroad at cut-rate prices.”

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Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI) Endorses No-Fly Zone Over Syria

March 19, 2013

“Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI) endorsed Tuesday the idea of establishing a no-fly zone inside Syria and attacking the air defenses and air power of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.”

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Bombings Kill At Least 65 People on the 10th Anniversary of the U.S. Invasion of Ira

March 19, 2013

“The nearly 20 attacks, most of them in and around Baghdad, demonstrated in stark terms how dangerously divided Iraq remains more than a year after American troops withdrew. More than 240 people were reported wounded.”

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Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) Calls For U.S. Troops On The Ground in Syria To Secure Chemical Weapons

March 19, 2013

“”Absolutely, you’ve got to get on the ground. There is no substitute for securing these weapons… I don’t care what it takes. We need partners in the region.””

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Assault Weapons Ban Not Included In Senate Democrat Gun Control Bill To Be Introduced Next Month

March 19, 2013

“In a tactical decision, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., concluded that including the prohibition in the gun bill would jeopardize the chances for passage of any firearms legislation at all.”

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Ohio School Shooter T.J. Lane Reveals White T-Shirt With “Killer” Written On It At Sentencing Hearing

March 19, 2013

“Lane showed up to his sentencing wearing a white T-shirt with the word “KILLER” in capital letters scrawled on it — the same word police say he had emblazoned on his shirt the day of the shootings at Chardon High School.”

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Syrian Government And Rebels Blame Each Other For First Alleged Chemical Weapons Attack

March 19, 2013

“Neither of the accusations could immediately be verified, and a chemical weapons expert in the U.K. told CBSNews.com there was very little evidence to suggest any actual chemical weapons had been deployed.”

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Cyprus Parliament Likely to Reject Terms of Bailout And Tax on Bank Holdings

March 19, 2013

“Cyprus’s Parliament is likely to reject an international bailout package that involves taxing ordinary depositors to pay part of the bill, President Nicos Anastasiades said Tuesday.”

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Cyprus Finance Minister Michael Sarris Abruptly Resigns; President Anastasiades Rejects Resignation

March 19, 2013

“Bloomberg and Reuters are reporting that Cyprus finance minister Michael Sarris has resigned, citing Market News International.”

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