8:08am

Mon June 27, 2011
Opinion

Foreign Policy: President's Wrong Is His Right

President Barack Obama speaks to about 150 soldiers during his visit to Fort Drum, New York. The president thanked the soldiers one day after announcing a drawdown of troops from Afghanistan during a televised address to the nation. The soldiers, assigned to the 10th Mountain Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team, were among the first to deploy to Afghanistan following the attacks on 9/11.
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Peter Feaver is the director of the Triangle Institute for Security Studies and the Duke Program in American Grand Strategy. He was special advisor for strategic planning and institutional reform on the National Security Council staff at the White House from 2005-2007.

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8:01am

Mon June 27, 2011
Business

Michael Jackson Items Popular At Music Icon Auction

Michael Jackson's famous red and black jacket from the video Thriller fetched $1.8 million. His crystal-covered glove went for more than $300,000.

7:56am

Mon June 27, 2011
Middle East

International Judges Order Arrest Of Moammar Gadhafi

The International Criminal Court has issued arrest warrants for Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, his son and his intelligence chief for crimes against humanity in the early days of their struggle to cling to power.

Judges announced Monday that Gadhafi is wanted for orchestrating the killing, injuring, arrest and imprisonment of hundreds of civilians during the first 12 days of an uprising to topple him from power after more than four decades, and for trying to cover up the alleged crimes.

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7:55am

Mon June 27, 2011
Around the Nation

Wounded Afghan Vet Catches Ball At Yankee Stadium

Michael Kacer lost his left arm in a rocket attack in Afghanistan. But he still has one good arm, and he demonstrated how good at Yankee Stadium Friday night. He was in the stands when a foul ball spun his way. Kacer reached over the railing and snatched the ball with his hat.

7:52am

Mon June 27, 2011
The Two-Way

Bachman Launches Campaign; Flood Waters Recede In Minot

Good Morning.

Here are few of the stories making some noise this morning and that we'll be following throughout the day:

-- Michele Bachmann Set To Make It Official: Bachman will enter the 2012 presidential race, later today in Waterloo, Iowa. And, The Washington Post reports, she's the Iowa frontrunner:

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7:46am

Mon June 27, 2011
Opinion

Weekly Standard: Unionized States Of America?

After merging with with Northwest Airlines in 2008, Delta flight attendants voted against joining the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA).
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Fred Barnes is executive editor of The Weekly Standard.

How far will President Obama go to advance the interests of organized labor? Awfully far. We know this not only from the effort to keep Boeing from building a plane in a right-to-work state, South Carolina, but also from the way Delta Airlines is being railroaded into recognizing unions its employees have repeatedly rejected.

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7:10am

Mon June 27, 2011
Opinion

The Nation: Welcome To The 21st Century, New York

Revelers celebrate during the Gay Pride parade on June 26, 2011 in New York City. The parade took on extra significance following Friday night's legalization of same-sex marriage in New York, often regarded as the birthplace of the gay rights movement.
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Nancy Goldstein's work has appeared in venues including the Guardian, NPR, Politico, Salon, Slate, the American...

Hurrah! New York has, at long last, decided to join the twenty-first century and recognize the right of same-sex couples to civil marriage.

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6:48am

Mon June 27, 2011
Africa

Mozambique Tries To Address Doctor Shortage

NPR's All Things Considered launches a series of stories that will run through the summer about pregnancy and childbirth. The series is called "Beginnings," and it starts with a visit to the sub-Saharan African country of Mozambique.

6:37am

Mon June 27, 2011
Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa Adopts Circumcision Program

Four years ago, the World Health Organization determined medical circumcision reduces a man's likelihood of contracting HIV by 60 percent. Since then, large-scale circumcision programs have been growing slowly in sub-Saharan Africa. Two-thirds of the world's HIV positive people live there.

6:30am

Mon June 27, 2011
Middle East

Syria Allows Reporters To Travel To 'Massacre' Site

Syria's government has finally allowed a small group of western journalists into the country. They were allowed to travel to Jisr al Shughour, where Syrian officials say armed gangs staged a massacre. More than 300 soldiers and security personnel were killed.

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