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Poll: Majority Wants GITMO To Remain Open

The results come amid a renewed push from the White House to close the prison, a topic that is expected to be addressed by the President in a high profile speech Thursday before the National Defense University in Washington, D.C.

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Sergeant Accused Of Secretly Taping Female Cadets

The revelation comes amid a flurry of sexual misconduct scandals

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GITMO Prisoner Starts Twitter Campaign

Shaker Aamer is delivering his messages through his lawyer.

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Pentagon To Takeover Some Drone Operations

The official announcement could come as soon as Thursday, when the President is scheduled to address National Defense University in Washington, D.C.

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Odierno Admits Failure In Preventing Sexual Abuse, Calls For More Action

“It is time we take on the fight against sexual assault and sexual harassment as our primary mission,” Odierno said.

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Gillibrand Spearheads Bill To Change Military Sexual Assault Protocol

The bill also codifies a proposal from Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel that prevents commanders from overturning sexual assault convictions or reducing guilty findings to lesser offenses.

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Hagel Orders Retraining Following Latest Assault Scandal

The Army announced Tuesday that it’s investigating an officer assigned with preventing sexual assault for sexual misconduct.

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Hagel Announces 11 Days Of Furloughs

The number is down from the initially planned 14 days.

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U.S. Leads World In Detainee Detention Practices, Claims DoD Official

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Rule of Law and Detainee Policy William K. Lietzau emphasized that the U.S. “played a leadership role in the safe and humane custody of detainees in wartime.”

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Prosecutor Refuses To Turn Over Air Force Sexual Battery Charges

Arlington County prosecutor Theo Stamos said Wednesday that her office has taken cases against the military in the past and sees no reason to turn over the latest simply because it is a more high profile legal matter.

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Bill Clinton Is Impeached, Nelson Rockefeller Is The Man, Apollo 17 Returns To Earth

Today is a busy day in American political history!

Click here for: Friday, December 19

● Gov. Jindal tramples First Amendment

● Freedom Stores preyed on military

● Pizza Hut serves a salty slice

● Agent stole bullets from health agency

● MoneyGram exec is fined and banned

● Test: Can you stand on one leg for 20 seconds?

LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – December 18, 2014

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Palestine asks the U.N. to vote on a resolution ending the Israeli occupation and the number of non-U.S. airstrikes in Syria plummets.

Philippines: 41,000 Homes ‘Totally Destroyed’ by December 6th Typhoon

A satellite view of Typhoon Hagupit two days before the storm made landfall in the Philippines. December 4, 2014. Copyright: 2014 EUMETSAT

The repeated use of schools as storm shelters in Pacific Typhoons is prompting calls to build permanent facilities.

How Many Nukes Does The U.S. Have?

Find out the latest on U.S. nuclear disarmament here.

Security Council Weighs Resolution to End Israeli Occupation of Palestine

The U.N. Security Council chamber. Photo: Luke Vargas/TRNS

The Palestinian-drafted document calls on Israel to complete a “full and phased withdrawal” from Palestine by the end of 2017.