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8:14 am
Thu May 3, 2012

Weekly Standard: The War Beyond Afghanistan

President Barack Obama attends a meeting with Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai, on May 2, 2012 in Kabul, Afghanistan. The U.S. and Afghan Presidents signed a long-term strategic partnership outlining their cooperation following the 2014 withdrawal of NATO and allied forces.
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Originally published on Thu May 3, 2012 10:32 am

Daniel Halper is The Weekly Standard's Online Editor

William Kristol offers his thoughts on President Obama's Afghanistan speech in a piece for the Washington Post:

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Opinion
8:14 am
Thu May 3, 2012

The Nation: A Guide To Obama's Afghanistan Speech

President Barack Obama delivers an address to the American people on U.S. policy and the war in Afghanistan during his visit to Bagram Air Base May 2, 2012 in Afghanistan. Obama told Americans the goal of defeating the al Qaida network was within reach.
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Originally published on Thu May 3, 2012 8:09 am

Senator Tom Hayden is the Nation Institute's Carey McWilliams Fellow.

President Obama's dramatic speech from Afghanistan should be parsed as a careful election-year orchestration of his plan to "wind down" the war. It is no accident that the speech came during the first-year commemoration of the killing of Osama bin Laden, the event providing Obama the rationale for ending American combat while placing hawks and political rivals on the defensive.

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Shots - Health Blog
8:09 am
Thu May 3, 2012

Energy Drinks Can Take Teeth On An Irreversible Acid Trip

Drinks like Red Bull contain citric acid, which can strip away the enamel that protects teeth from decay.
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Originally published on Thu May 3, 2012 8:28 am

Drinks with a lot of sugar will rot your teeth, right? That's the conventional wisdom.

But what about the acid? It's not something we think much about, but dentists say it's high time we start, especially when it comes to the river of energy drinks we — and young people in particular — are consuming.

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The Two-Way
7:04 am
Thu May 3, 2012

Militia Leader Reportedly Involved In Shooting Deaths Of Four In Arizona

J.T. Ready is a reputed neo-Nazi who has been conducting heavily armed patrols to catch illegal aliens in the Arizona desert.
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A man fatally shot four people Wednesday outside of Phoenix before being found dead, authorities say. Among the victims was a girl between 1 and 2 years old. There are concerns about possible hazardous materials in 55-gallon drums in the backyard, The Associated Press reports, slowing the investigation.

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The Two-Way
6:51 am
Thu May 3, 2012

Coming Up: Bin Laden Documents To Go Online

Osama bin Laden.
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Originally published on Thu May 3, 2012 11:59 am

Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden was frustrated with "regional jihadi groups and his seeming inability to exercise control over their actions" in the last few years before he was killed by U.S. Navy SEALs.

That's "the most compelling story to be told," according to an analysis of some documents seized from bin Laden's Pakistani compound in the May 2011 raid that ended with his death, West Point's Combating Terrorism Center reported today.

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