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Palin no-show disappoints hundreds of fans in Gettysburg

GETTYSBURG, Pennsylvania (Reuters) – Sarah Palin has found a new way to keep her political faithful guessing. Palin was a no-show for several hundred supporters, celebrity-watchers and media who turned out in hopes of seeing her at the Civil War battlefield of Gettysburg on Monday. She and her entourage arrived…

US plans new nuclear talks with Russia

WASHINGTON — The US government plans to resume nuclear arms negotiations with Russia next year in hopes of securing legal limits on the smaller, battlefield nuclear weapons, The New York Times reported. The newspaper said these weapons are viewed as the most vulnerable to theft or diversion. Tactical weapons generally…

Court: Human Rights Act doesn’t protect UK troops at war

LONDON — British troops are not protected by human rights laws on the battlefield, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday, after the government argued that such protection could hamper military decision-making. Six of the nine justices in London overturned rulings by the High Court and Court of Appeal in the case…

US troops executing prisoners in Afghanistan, journalist says

The journalist who helped break the story that detainees at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq were being tortured by their US jailers told an audience at a journalism conference last month that American soldiers are now executing prisoners in Afghanistan. New Yorker journalist Seymour Hersh also revealed that the…

Kagan supported detaining terror suspects indefinitely without trial

Elena Kagan, President Obama’s selection for the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, says she supports holding terror suspects without trial — indefinitely, in some cases. Questioned as to whether she’d support the detention of al Qaeda suspects without access to US laws — or even a trial to…

Claim: ‘Scores’ of Guantanamo inmates back on battlefield

Dozens of released Guantanamo detainees have returned to the battlefield, said a senior US Senator, urging the Barack Obama administration not to release more inmates from the war-on-terror prison camp. US Senator Dianne Feinstein told CBS television’s “Face the Nation” program that about a third of former inmates at the…

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