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Case for Peace & Liberty in 2006: Anthony Gregory
Pluses but Mostly Minuses: Charley Reese
Diplomatic Rout: Gordon Prather
Closer to Orwell's Big Brother: T.J. Rodgers
Coalitions Reject Election Results: Jamail/Hamed

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Updated December 31, 2005 - 10:49 PM EST
Report: US Prepares Iran Strike
US Death Toll in Iraq for '05 Nears '04 Level
Justice Dept. to Probe Leak of Spy Program
White House Denies Calling for Probe
Coalitions Reject Iraq Election Results
Iraqi Sunnis Grasp Election Olive Branch
General Backtracks After Publicly Contradicting Rumsfeld
Parents to Pentagon: Stop Flying Dead GIs as Commercial Air Freight
British, US Spying Draws Us Closer to Orwell's Big Brother  by T.J. Rodgers
An Affront to the Constitution
by Alamdar S. Hamdani
More Important Than Halting Nuclear Proliferation  by Bill & Kathleen Christison
Pluses but Mostly Minuses
by Charley Reese
Needed: An Honest War Museum
by Ira Katz
Diplomatic Rout  by Gordon Prather

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Iraqi Election
US Dreams of an Iraqi Secular Democracy Suffered in Elections
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Two More GIs Killed in Iraq
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Global Iraq Fallout
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South Korea Cuts Iraq Troops by a Third
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Journalists Protest at Dismissal of Beijing Editor
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Two Convicted US Marines Allowed to Leave Philippines
US Threat Over North Korean Food Aid
Russia-Ukraine Crisis
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Gazprom Rejects Ukraine Call for Freeze on Gas Price
EU Calls Crisis Talks on Russian Gas War
Russia Takes Reins of G-8 Amid Criticism of Putin
Russian Liberals Fear the Rising Threat of Nationalism
Russia Beats US in Bid to Try Ex-Minister
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Without Americans, Future of Small Bases in Bosnia Uncertain
Germany to Put Muslims Through Loyalty Test
Poland Set for Baltic Air Patrols
ETA Bomber Jailed for 100 Years
Belarus Ends Probe Into Reporter's Death
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New Bolivian Leader Visits Cuba
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US Officials: Gitmo Hunger Strike a 'Publicity Stunt'
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War on Terror
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CIA Covert Action Program Biggest Since Cold War
ACLU Slams DOJ Investigation of NSA Whistleblower, Says Govt Must Independently Investigate Violation of Wiretap Laws
US Military
Prosecution in Afghanistan Abuse Cases Has Been Difficult
US Air Force Base in Germany Closes
Illinois Governor Urges Rumsfeld to Push Pentagon Ban on Human Trafficking
People Calling Veterans Help Line 'More Likely to Receive Wrong Answers Than Right Ones'
Marines Identify More Defective Outer Tactical Vests
Mother of Four Gets Ready for Iraq
Abu Ghraib Figure England Burned in Prison Mishap
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NY Woman Shot Dead by Drunken Soldier on Leave
Navy Secretary Resigns, to Be Rumsfeld's Deputy
Iran Says Still Wants to Enrich Uranium at Home
Russia's Nuclear Chief to Travel to Iran
British Hostages Freed in Gaza Strip
The Story of a Kidnapping
Fatah Jerusalem Candidates Withdraw From Elections
Russia Denies Supplying Grenade Launchers to Hezbollah
Israeli Troops Dismantle West Bank Outposts
Rafah Border Crossing Reopens as PA Police End Standoff
Suicide Bomber Kills Israeli Army Officer
A Palestinian House Faces Settlement
Middle East
Egyptian Police Kill at Least 20 Sudanese Migrants in Refugee Camp
Deal to Free Hostages in Yemen Collapses
Lebanese Army Sappers Defuse Rockets Intended for Israel
Chad Rebels Form Alliance
Chad Angry at World Bank Over Oil
EU Aid Freeze Unacceptable, Says Ethiopia
Yemen to Mediate Ethiopia-Eritrea Crisis
Zimbabwe Govt Suspends Another Opposition Mayor
Swaziland Charges 12 With Treason After Bombings
Sierra Leone Bids Farewell to UN Troops
Spain Blow to Eq. Guinea Dissident as They Withdraw Asylum From Opposition Leader
More US Oil Firms Return to Libya
UN Warns of Growing Catastrophe in Sudan
Peru Revolt Leader to Run in Elections
Shining Path Resurgence 'Financed by Cocaine Money'
Peru OKs Military-Civilian Judicial Panel
Haiti Postpones Elections Yet Again
OAS Officials Abducted in Haiti
Philippines to Send 155 Troops to Haiti

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