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McCain urges recognition of Libyan rebel gov. council

BENGHAZI, Libya (AFP) – Rebels bogged down in their bid to oust Moamer Kadhafi on Friday hailed a US decision to deploy armed drones over Libya, as Senator John McCain urged the world to recognise the rebels’ council. The US military’s top officer, meanwhile, said between 30 and 40 percent…

Obama, lawmakers reach deal to repeal military’s ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy

President Barack Obama’s administration reached a deal with top lawmakers in Congress designed to end a US ban on gays serving openly in the military. Obama vowed to repeal the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, which forces gays and lesbians to hide their orientation or face expulsion from the military,…