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  • U.S. plans major shift to advisory role in Afghanistan

     
    Afghanistan The top commander in Afghanistan said U.S. forces would begin a major shift next year to an advisory role, in hopes of building up the Afghan army’s fighting skills and gradually extricating American and allied units from a combat role.....
  • 2 students dead in clash with Mexico police

     
    REPORTING FROM MEXICO CITY -- Two students are dead after a confrontation between police and rural teaching students in the southern state of Guerrero, in an incident that is reminding many here of the history of brutal crackdowns against leftist...
  • Maurice Sendak picks some of Hanukkah's greatest menorahs

     
    The Jewish Museum in New York has 33 menorahs from its collection on display in "An Artist Remembers: Hanukkah Lamps Selected by Maurice Sendak.' The show includes audio comments from the author-illustrator as he combed through the collection to make...
  • Panetta sees 'turning point' in Afghanistan conflict

     
    Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said Wednesday that security gains seen in parts of Afghanistan over the last year represented a "turning point" in the decade-old conflict, telling U.S. troops that "we're moving in the right direction and we're...
  • Mexico admits responsibility in rape, torture of indigenous woman

     
    For the second time in a month, the Mexican government has formally taken responsibility for military abuses committed years ago, a step demanded by a series of international human-rights court rulings....
  • Near Egypt's Tahrir Square, a filmmaker looks for answers

     
    Egypt's Tahrir Square, site of violent protests, is also the subject of Cairo filmmaker Karim El Hakim's documentary "1/2 Revolution."...
  • U.S.-trained Afghan police forces committed abuses, probe finds

     
    A U.S. military investigation has documented abuses committed by American-backed village police forces, dealing a blow to hopes that these local forces would become a crucial bulwark against the insurgency amid a drawdown by Western troops....
  • Bill deals with sailors killed in 1804, Jewish WWI heroes, ship names

     
    A defense bill expected to clear Congress today deals with Jewish American World War I heroes, sailors killed in Tripoli in 1804 and Navy policies for naming ships....
  • Christopher Hitchens, writer and intellectual, dies at 62

     
    Prolific, argumentative and intellectually bracing writer Christopher Hitchens has died of cancer. He was 62....
  • Egyptian troops and protesters clash for third day

     
    Egyptian troops and protesters demanding the end of military rule pelted each other with rocks in the center of Cairo in the third day of clashes that have killed at least 10 people and injured hundreds. The violence has exposed sharp divisions among...
  • Afghan official slain as assassination campaign continues in Kandahar

     
    REPORTING FROM KABUL, Afghanistan -- Taliban gunmen ambushed and shot dead a local government official in Kandahar, underscoring the climate of fear that persists in Afghanistan’s main southern city amid a continuing insurgent campaign of...