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President Barack Obama Sunday issued an executive order mobilizing selected military reserves, including medical staff to work from hospital ships and Coast Guard personnel, to bolster aid efforts in Haiti. He wrote it is "necessary to augment the active Armed…

Jan 15

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Haiti’s Crushing Quake

Haiti's earthquake was "a catastrophe of monumental proportions," said Nick Birnback, spokesman for the U.N. Department of Peacekeeping Operations. The Caribbean nation was still mending from a series of major storms in 2008 and deep-seated political problems when the quake…

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