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- Soldier who hid, bragged about not saluting flag to be punished — in secret
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- DHS accused of holding U.S. citizen at airport, using emails to pry into her sex life
- Seattle socialist: Minimum-wage discussion skewed by ‘right-wing’ GAO analysis
Top Saddam aide back in court
The former foreign minister and deputy prime minister, who surrendered to American forces in April 2003 shortly after the invasion, said people who had tried to assassinate him in the past were out to finish the job.
Mr. Aziz, the only Christian in Saddam’s inner circle, said he was “proud” to have been a member of the now-disbanded ruling Ba'ath Party, but that he could not be held responsible for the charges against him.
Olmert faces second grilling
JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will be questioned this week for a second time in the latest corruption probe against him, which has stirred calls for his resignation, police said yesterday.
Police are seeking to establish whether Mr. Olmert dispensed any favors in exchange for questionable funds he received from U.S. financier Morris Talansky during the 13 years before he became Israel’s leader in 2006.
Mr. Olmert, 62, was mayor of Jerusalem from 1993 to 2003 and then the Cabinet’s trade and industry minister. State Prosecutor Moshe Lador told the Israeli High Court on Monday that Mr. Olmert received envelopes stuffed with cash from Mr. Talansky.
Electoral reform offers more choice
DOHA — Qatar’s appointed consultative council has adopted an electoral law paving the way for two-thirds of its 45 members to be directly elected in a first for the Gulf emirate, according to press reports.
The elections have been in the offing since a new constitution came into force in the emirate in June 2005.
Taxpayers must pay the freight for over-budget train projects
- Kim Jong-un calls for execution of 33 Christians
- Rand Paul wins 2014 CPAC straw poll, Ted Cruz finishes a distant second
- Bill Clinton cashes in on struggling nonprofit hospital
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- CPAC 2014 straw poll results
- Bill Clinton poses for photo with Bunny Ranch prostitutes
- PIPES: Islam's inadvertent adverse effects on adherents
- CARSON: Why did the founders give us the Second Amendment?
- Italy outraged over U.S. gun dealer's 'David' ad
- WEBER: Obamacare cuts home healthcare for millions of seniors
Pope Francis meets his 'mini-me'
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