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Obama honors Afghan war hero

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama Thursday awarded a fearless US Marine, who five times defied a Taliban firestorm to save 36 ambushed men, with America’s highest military decoration, the Medal of Honor. Former marine sergeant Dakota Meyer, 23, and a comrade Juan Rodriguez-Chavez, defied orders and repeatedly drove into a…

Libyans count deadly cost of battle for Tripoli

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Residents of Tripoli dug makeshift graves to bury the dead as evidence emerged of widespread summary killings during the battle for the Libyan capital. A week after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi, the stench of decomposing bodies and burning garbage hung over the city as it faced…

NATO blasts Gaddafi home town

BIN JAWAD, Libya (AFP) – Loyalist troops on Monday halted a rebel advance on Moamer Kadhafi’s home town Sirte, which was pounded overnight by coalition jets after NATO took command of military operations in Libya. An AFP reporter said rebels who for the past two days have raced westwards towards…

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