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Checkpoint Washington: October 24, 2010 - October 30, 2010

Iran agrees to talks with world powers

Under pressure from international sanctions, Iran has agreed to return to international talks on its nuclear program next month, European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton announced in Brussels on Friday.

By Glenn Kessler  | October 29, 2010; 11:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Farooque Ahmed: Neighbors describe the Metro plot suspect

Farooque Ahmed, the man arrested Wednesday and charged with plotting to bomb Metro subway stations, was kindly to his next-door neighbors in the year he lived near them, but he was reserved to others, according to interviews in his Ashburn neighborhood.

By Caitlin Gibson and Scott Butterworth  | October 27, 2010; 7:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
 
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Mullen warns of strain on armed forces

The nation's top military officer told an Army audience Wednesday that the United States is only beginning to confront the strain that a decade of war has placed on its armed forces, warning that post-traumatic stress, suicides and unemployment are...

By Craig Whitlock  | October 27, 2010; 3:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
 
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Couple bike across U.S. to honor Khost bombing victims

By Greg Miller Six weeks and some 3,000 miles after setting out, retired CIA officer Rob Richer and his wife Kim were expected to pedal into Coronado, Ca. on Wednesday afternoon -- finishing a cross-country bicycle trip meant to memorialize...

By Greg Miller  | October 27, 2010; 2:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Obama's reset button not working for Syria

The Obama administration is justifiably proud of how it has managed to "reset" relations with Russia, and how it has managed to build international pressure against Iran after its efforts at engagement were spurned. But the reset button for Syria...

By Glenn Kessler  | October 27, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
 
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Massive U.S. Army trade show opens in District

Welcome to the 60th annual trade show of the Association of the U.S. Army, being held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

By Dana Hedgpeth  | October 26, 2010; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Cantor suggests separate funding account for aid to Israel

If Republicans seize control of the House of Representatives next week -- as polls suggest they will -- under the Constitution one of their most critical tasks will be to craft the initial funding bills for the U.S. government. One...

By Glenn Kessler  | October 26, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
 
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