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  • NATO drivers to US, Pakistan: Keep us truckin'

    NATO drivers to US, Pakistan: Keep us truckin'

    As Pakistan's blockade on NATO's Afghanistan supply lines enters day 20, truckers in Karachi are struggling to make ends meet.

  • Virginia Tech shooting: Who was gunman Ross Truett Ashley?

    Virginia Tech shooting: Who was gunman Ross Truett Ashley?

    One media report about the Virginia Tech shooting has made a connection between the real estate office where Ross Truett Ashley allegedly stole an SUV and his apartment.

  • Why some US troops are dreading end of Iraq mission

    Why some US troops are dreading end of Iraq mission

    Returning home at the end of the Iraq mission is not all 'cotton-candy clouds and unicorns' for some US troops. They now have to face financial and family problems at home or the rising risk of being cut by a downsizing military. 

  • RG3 wins first Heisman Trophy for Baylor

    RG3 wins first Heisman Trophy for Baylor

    Robert Griffin III beat out preseason favorite Andrew Luck from Stanford on Saturday night, becoming the first Baylor player to take home college football's most famous trophy.

  • Shooter at Virginia Tech was student at nearby school

    Virginia State Police say Ross Truett Ashley, a part-time student at a nearby college, killed Virginia Tech police officer Deriek Crouse before taking his own life. An emergency system sent alerts out seven minutes after the shooting.

  • Editor's Blog After Iraq: What will history say?

    As the last US forces leave, we see the eight-year intervention in Iraq only as a sketchy outline. WIth time, a clearer picture will emerge -- and a softer memory may descend.

  • Opinion Syria isn't Libya: Obama must consider bolder intervention

    Before the calls come to commit US forces to an intervention in Syria, the Obama administration must take a hard look at what happened in Libya. The politically safe, low-risk, low-reward intervention in Libya shouldn’t be repeated in Syria.

  • An appreciation: longtime Monitor journalist Guy Halverson

    Guy O. Halverson was a Monitor correspondent with a varied writing career that spanned more than 35 years. His award-winning journalism led the way against drunk driving and Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos. Who wants to become a lawyer when you can report on Watergate?

  • Doomsday war games: Pentagon's 3 nightmare scenarios

    Doomsday war games: Pentagon's 3 nightmare scenarios

    Pentagon planners have plenty to deal with these days – Iran in search of nuclear-weapons technology, suicide bombings in Afghanistan, and the final pullout of US troops in Iraq potentially leaving behind a security vacuum in the Middle East. But in war games in Washington this week, US Army officials and their advisers debated three nightmare scenarios in particular. Here are the doomsday visions that Pentagon planners have been poring over:

  • WikiLeaks' Julian Assange can continue extradition fight

    WikiLeaks' Julian Assange can continue extradition fight

    At a hearing at London's High Court, senior judges John Thomas and Duncan Ouseley said Julian Assange would be allowed to apply to Britain's Supreme Court to argue that Europe's process of carrying out extradition was flawed.