Panetta: Reconciliation Must Be Afghan Led

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told reporters Wednesday that Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s recent statement indicating three-way talks between the Taliban, the U.S. and Afghanistan shows that his country is taking a lead role in reintegrating Taliban forces into Afghan society.

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Friday, October 9

● Retailers stocking up for a very merry Christmas

● Former “Mrs. Orange County” faces child porn charges

● Who owns the sun?

● Sanctuary cities released 9,300 criminal aliens

● Pinochet ordered Letelier car bombing

● Foreign tourism declined slightly in August

Planned Parenthood Abortionist Says Tissues Not Used for Profit In Undercover Video

In the video, a Planned Parenthood abortionist said the sale of fetal tissues should “not be seen as a new revenue stream.”

Reports: Russian Missiles Miss Syria Target, Hit Iran

Photo/U.S. Missile Defense Agency

A number of Russian cruise missiles launched from the Caspian Sea missed their Syrian targets and landed in Iran, multiple news outlets reported Thursday.

U.S., Canada Donate $21 Million For Health Hubs In Poor Countries

The hubs will be located in India, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Peru, Suriname, Thailand, Ghana

Baltimore PD Lacks Info To Produce Ben Carson Police Report


Carson told XM Radio on Wednesday that he had once been held at gunpoint while at a Popeye’s in Baltimore.

Report: Boehner Urging Ryan To Accept Speakership

Photo: Luke Vargas/TRNS

Ryan has previously denied that he’ll seek the position.