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Checkpoint Washington: January 23, 2011 - January 29, 2011

Military to accelerate training for end of 'don't ask'

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said he was "confident" the military will meet all requirements to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" law this year, adding that the Pentagon will accelerate training programs to pave the way for gays and...

By Craig Whitlock  | January 27, 2011; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
 
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El Salvador readies talking points for Obama visit

Salvadoran officials expect to talk to President Obama about efforts to keep Mexico's drug violence from spilling into Central America when the U.S. leader visits next month, a top minister said Wednesday. Foreign Minister Hugo Martinez said immigration will also...

By Mary Beth Sheridan  | January 26, 2011; 5:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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