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Jul 27, 2014 — The State Department says the photos show burn marks from the firing of multiple rocket launchers inside Russia and resulting craters on the other side of the border.
Jul 27, 2014 — Fighting in the country's east has killed at least 38 people since the U.S. on Saturday temporarily closed its embassy in the capital, citing security concerns.
Jul 26, 2014 — The State Department says personnel are being moved to an alternate location amid an escalation of fighting among rival militant factions in the capital, Tripoli.
Jul 24, 2014 — Unaccompanied, undocumented children from Central America aren't just sparking debate in the Southwest. The question of whether to offer shelter to the minors has led to divided opinions in Iowa.
Jul 24, 2014 — Dozens of children have filed complaints saying they were subjected to inhumane treatment at Border Patrol stations. The complaints center on the holding cells, referred to as "freezers" by migrants.
 
Gov. Cuomo at the more recent tragedy, visiting Upstate NY.  (Photo: Chris Morris)
Gov. Cuomo at the more recent tragedy, visiting Upstate NY. (Photo: Chris Morris)

9-11 memorial flag unveiled

Governor Cuomo unveiled a new state flag to memorialize the New Yorkers and others who died in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center towers. He says the flag will be flown at the memorial site in lower Manhattan as well as at the State Capitol. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article
President Obama arrives at Ft. Drum Thursday

Obama thanks Fort Drum troops

A day after addressing the nation about his plans for withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, President Barack Obama came to visit Fort Drum.

The Army post has carried a heavy burden of the fighting in that country and in Iraq. The 10th Mountain Division's headquarters, including its commander, General James Terry, are currently leading coalition forces in southern Afghanistan. Todd Moe reports.  Go to full article
Sgt. Shadrach Miller watches President Obama's speech from Maggie's in Watertown.

At Ft. Drum, little change despite drawdown

Last night, President Obama unveiled a plan to withdraw 10,000 troops from Afghanistan by the end of the summer, and another 20,000 soldiers by the end of next summer. That accounts for the troop surge Obama began two years ago.

Obama's first stop to sell his new Afghanistan strategy is this afternoon at Fort Drum near Watertown. The President will meet with soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division and with families of soldiers killed in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Fort Drum's been involved in Iraq and Afghanistan since the beginning. And as David Sommerstein reports, soldiers don't see their roles changing much yet.  Go to full article

Cuomo steps up security precautions in wake of Bin Laden's death

Governor Andrew Cuomo says there is heightened security at "critical infrastructure" in New York City and New York State, following the capture and death of Osama bin Laden....  Go to full article
General James Terry faces the press.

Drum commander cites progress in Afghanistan

The war in Libya, unrest through the Middle East, and the nuclear crisis in Japan have pushed America's war in Afghanistan down the news agenda.

Fully half of Fort...  Go to full article
First responders get a win in Washington (Source:  Wikipedia

New York 9/11 workers win big in Washington

Yesterday, the US Senate passed a bill by a unanimous voice vote that offers billions of dollars of aid to workers who responded to the 9/11 attacks in New York City....  Go to full article

Student "hit list" found in Plattsburgh

Teahcers in Clinton County found a notebook titled "hit list" Wednesday with the names of 84 students in Plattsburgh and Peru schools. Police and parents were notified. ...  Go to full article
Annunciation House in El Paso, Texas

Life on the U.S.-Mexico border

Ruben Garcia is a human rights advocate who lives on the U.S.-Mexico border. For more than 30 years, he has run Annunciation House, an emergency shelter for migrants and the...  Go to full article

ACLU challenges citizen laptop searches

Last week, the American Civil Liberties Union and two other groups filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security over its searches of electronic devices on the...  Go to full article

Poll: Most want developers to move mosque

A new poll finds New Yorkers split about whether a proposed mosque and community center should be constructed near Ground zero in lower Manhattan, but nearly three quarters...  Go to full article

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