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NASA inspector blasts asteroid protection program

In a 44-page report, Inspector General Paul Martin said the Near Earth Objects program needs to be better organized and managed, with a bigger staff.

2 Vietnam War soldiers receive Medal of Honor

2 Vietnam War soldiers receive Medal of Honor

“You served with valor, you made us proud, and your service is with us for eternity,” Obama told the audience, which included Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel — himself a Vietnam veteran — and others who received the Medal of Honor after coming home from the rice paddies of Vietnam.

Judge: Lawsuit in Petraeus scandal can proceed

Judge: Lawsuit in Petraeus scandal can proceed

U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said Jill Kelley can press her claim that the FBI and Defense Department violated her privacy when officials allegedly leaked information about her to the news media.

Hurricane Odile slams Mexico's Baja California

Hurricane Odile slams Mexico’s Baja California

“It’s the entire corridor” between San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, said Deneb Poli, a medical worker at the Hotel Melia Cabo Real.

Why hire? French confront reasons for malaise

Why hire? French confront reasons for malaise

“When we are totally swamped, that is when we start talking about” hiring, said Emile Winocour, the older of the brothers.

Air France strike amid Europe's low-cost shakeup

Air France strike amid Europe’s low-cost shakeup

“This is about a project of out-sourcing,” said Jean-Louis Barber, the president of the main Air France pilots’ union, SNPL.

A Scottish 'Yes' also means exit from EU, NATO

A Scottish ‘Yes’ also means exit from EU, NATO

This “risks undermining the collective defense and deterrence of NATO allies,” Britain’s Ministry of Defense has said.

Obama opens campaign against campus sexual assault

“We can do more to make sure that every young man out there — whether they’re in junior high or high school or college or beyond — understands what’s expected of them and what it means to be a man, and to intervene if they see somebody else acting inappropriately,” Obama said in January when he announced a task force to combat the problem.

No DC gridlock for gay marriage, legal marijuana

No DC gridlock for gay marriage, legal marijuana

“Barack Obama has accomplished more progressive social change on gay rights than anything else,” Socarides said.

Iran rejects global strategy against extremists 

Iran rejects global strategy against extremists 

Neither Iran nor Syria, which together share most of Iraq’s borders, was invited to the international conference in Paris, which opened as a pair of French reconnaissance jets took off over Iraqi skie