The lawyers of a Texas death row inmate say he is ineligible for capital punishment because he is mentally retarded, but judges have disagreed. The Supreme Court won’t take up his appeal.
The US military may shut down ‘nonessential’ fast food joints like Burger King at their largest air base in Afghanistan. Soldiers lament the loss: 'Do they think we have it easy in this war zone?’
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The Pentagon seeks metrics to show whether it is meeting its goals in the Afghanistan war, and will be able to start withdrawing in 2011.