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Topic - Robert Abrams
The Colorado Avalanche have been the talk of hockey for weeks because of their fast start under a fiery new coach.
Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov will be able to travel with the team while prosecutors consider whether he should be charged with assaulting his girlfriend.
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President Obama will decide in the coming weeks how many American troops to send home from Afghanistan next year. A major factor in his decision will be the question of how successful U.S. troops have been in preparing the Afghans to secure their country at bases such as Forward Operating Base Pasab, located in one of the country's most violent areas — the birthplace of the Taliban.
President Hamid Karzai said Thursday he will meet President Barack Obama in Washington next month to discuss a postwar U.S. role in his country, whose fragile security was highlighted hours earlier by a suicide bombing that killed one U.S. troop and two Afghan civilians.
Abrams said this instance wasn't the most serious, but that his client decided to tell police this time because after the assault she went home and found her things had been thrown into the hallway and her bank account had been cut off by Varlamov.
Robert Abrams, Vavrinyuk's attorney, said the couple had been dating for a year and that Varlamov assaulted her on four other occasions.