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Thursday, March 28, 2013

U.S. B-2 Bombers In South Korea: Nuclear-Capable Planes Complete Training After North Korea Threats


SEOUL, South Korea -- The U.S military says two nuclear-capable B-2 bombers have completed a training mission in South Korea amid threats from North Korea that include nuclear strikes on Washington and Seoul.
The statement Thursday by U.S. Forces Korea is an unusual confirmation. It follows an earlier U.S. announcement that nuclear-capable B-52 bombers participated in ongoing U.S.-South Korean military drills.


U.S. B-2 Bombers In South Korea: Nuclear-Capable Planes Complete Training After North Korea Threats

Newtown gunman Adam Lanza fired 155 bullets in less than five minutes, prosecutor says - Open Channel

Newtown gunman Adam Lanza fired 155 bullets in less than five minutes, prosecutor says - Open Channel: "By Michael Isikoff, Tom Winter and Erin McClam, NBC News Adam Lanza fired 155 bullets in less than five minutes on the day he killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the chief prosecutor investigating the massacre said Thursday. The total included 154 fired from a Bushmaster .223-model rifle and a final bullet, fired from a Glock 10mm handgun, that Lanza used to take his own life, said Stephen Sedensky, the chief prosecutor investigating the shooting. Three Samurai swords were recovered from the Newtown, Conn., home that Lanza shared with his mother, authorities said as they released search warrants from the second-worst school shooting in American history."

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

BBC News - Madagascar hit by 'severe' plague of locusts

A severe plague of locusts has infested about half of Madagascar, threatening crops and raising concerns about food shortages, a UN agency says.
The UN's Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) said billions of the plant-devouring insects could cause hunger for 60% of the population.
About $22m (£14.5m) was urgently needed to fight the plague in a country where many people are poor, the FAO added.
It was the worst plague to hit the island since the 1950s, the FAO said.
FAO locust control expert Annie Monard told BBC Focus on Africa the plague posed a major threat to the Indian Ocean island.

BBC News - Madagascar hit by 'severe' plague of locusts

Justices signal they might strike down federal marriage law - NBC Politics

Justices signal they might strike down federal marriage law - NBC Politics: "Hearing a challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act, which allows federal benefits to go only to heterosexual married couples, the Supreme Court appeared skeptical of the statute and indicated that it might strike down a section of the 1996 law. At issue in Wednesday’s oral argument was the Defense of Marriage Act, known as DOMA, passed by overwhelming margins in both houses of Congress and signed by President Bill Clinton."

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Justices to Hear Arguments on Defense of Marriage Act - NYTimes.com

Justices to Hear Arguments on Defense of Marriage Act - NYTimes.com: "WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court returns to the subject of same-sex marriage for a second day on Wednesday, when the justices hear arguments about the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act of 1996."

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