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US, S. Korea Launch Live-Fire Military Drills North of Seoul

Posted June 22nd, 2012 at 8:40 am (UTC-5)
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South Korean and U.S. warplanes fired rockets and dropped bombs on mock targets near the North Korean border Friday, in some of the largest live-fire maneuvers since the end of the Korean War. U.S. tanks and Apache helicopters pounded targets at Pocheon, as some 2,000 U.S. paratroopers and South Korean combat troops maneuvered nearby. “We […]

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Organizers Vow ‘Unique’ Opening for World University Games in Shenzhen

Posted August 11th, 2011 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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Organizers of the 26th World University Games say they are taking a new approach for Friday’s opening ceremonies. Officials in China’s southern industrial hub of Shenzhen are under pressure to come up with something to match the spectacular opening of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. But Jiang Haoyang, the chief director of the Shenzhen ceremonies, […]

US Supreme Court Strikes Down Violent Video Game Ban

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 7:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the video game industry, saying states cannot ban the sale or rental of violent games to children because doing so would violate free speech rights. In its 7-2 decision Monday, the justices struck down a 2005 California law covering games sold or rented to those under […]

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