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  • April 16, 2012  

    U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said no tactical gains were made by militants’ attacks in Kabul, which he said were “done for symbolic purposes.” Jeffrey Brown and The Associated Press’ Patrick Quinn discuss the situation in Kabul, security in other areas of Afghanistan plus how the militants pulled off the attacks. Continue reading

  • April 16, 2012  

    In other news Monday, an advance team of six U.N. observers arrived in Syria overnight to monitor a fading cease-fire. The Syrian army shelled several districts in Homs and at least 14 were killed in blasts, according to activists. Also, the man accused in last July’s attacks in Norway pleaded not guilty. Continue reading

  • April 13, 2012  

    After North Korea’s much-hyped long-range missile broke apart early Friday, President Obama joined world leaders in denouncing the launch, saying the international community would take further steps to isolate the country. Angus Walker of Independent Television News reports. Continue reading

  • April 13, 2012  

    North Korea’s much-hyped long-range missile broke apart early Friday causing much humiliation for the country’s new leader, Kim Jong-un. Margaret Warner and guests discuss what’s in store for Kim and the rogue nation’s hopes of expanding its military capability in the face of increasing international condemnation. Continue reading

  • April 13, 2012  

    In other news Friday, demonstrators poured into the streets in Syria, testing the regime’s commitment to a U.N.-brokered cease-fire. In Egypt, more than 10,000 people amassed in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, protesting the newly launched presidential campaign of Hosni Mubarak’s former spy chief, Omar Suleiman. Continue reading

  • April 13, 2012  

    As President Obama joins the weekend Summit of the Americas in Colombia, he may hear renewed calls to legalize some drugs. Ray Suarez gets two views from Ethan Nadelmann of the Drug Policy Alliance and Ray Walser of the Heritage Foundation. Continue reading

  • April 12, 2012    

    Foreign journalists were allowed inside North Korea’s satellite control and command center in Pyongyang on Wednesday. North Korea’s long-range ballistic missile broke apart minutes after its launch early Friday, according to the Associated Press. The rocket apparently flew 75 miles … Continue reading

  • April 12, 2012  

    After months of heavy fighting and government gunfire, Syria appears “relatively quiet,” according to U.N. special envoy Kofi Annan. Annan had brokered the U.N.-backed cease-fire agreement that went into effect early Thursday. Neil Connery of Independent Television News reports. Continue reading

  • April 12, 2012  

    As the shelling seemed to soften on the streets of Syria in time for Thursday’s cease-fire deadline, Russia and China joined the United States in urging the speedy dispatch of U.N. observers, assuming the truce holds. Margaret Warner updates the crisis with Time Magazine’s Rania Abouzeid, reporting from Beirut. Continue reading

  • April 11, 2012    

    *Jim Ridgley checks his rain gauge outside his house in Frederick, Md. Photo by Rebecca Jacobson.* Inside Jim Ridgley’s living room in Frederick, Md., the fire station scanner chatters nonstop and the AM radio buzzes with weather reports. A hand-held … Continue reading