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Bradley Manning Acquitted Of Most Serious Charge
A military judge has acquitted Army Pvt. Bradley Manning of the most serious charge against him — aiding the enemy — but found him guilty of 19 criminal charges including violation of the Espionage Act and theft of government property. Manning was accused of the biggest leak of classified information in U.S. history after he passed thousands of war documents and diplomatic cables to the website WikiLeaks.
Pentagon Report: Taliban Still Strong In Afghanistan
The latest Pentagon report to Congress on Afghanistan says the insurgency is still "resilient" and violence in some areas is at the same level as last year. But the Afghan forces are taking the brunt of the casualties now that the U.S. troop presence has decreased and the remaining forces have turned to training the Afghans.
Anti-Gay Riot In Tblisi Tests Balance Between Church, State
Priests of the powerful Georgian Orthodox Church led a recent attack on a group of people protesting against homophobia in Tblisi, Georgia. The incident in May raises questions about human rights and the balance of power between church and state in the religiously conservative former Soviet republic.
Scott Simon On Sharing His Mother's Final Moments On Twitter
The Weekend Edition host used Twitter to share his observations and feelings in the final, tender moments of his mother's life. In a conversation with NPR's Audie Cornish, Simon remembers his late mom and explains how the social media community bolstered his spirits in a time of grieving.
Some GOP Senators Want To Use Shutdown To 'Defund' Obamacare
Some conservative Republican senators are pushing their leaders to use the threat of a government shutdown on Oct. 1 as a way to "defund" Obamacare. They argue that it's their last chance to stop the law before major portions take effect. It has opened up a serious rift in the party, as more moderate Republicans worry that if Congress fails to pass a spending bill by Sept. 30, Republicans — and not President Obama — will be blamed.
Where Do Drugs For Lethal Injections Come From? Few Know
Georgia, like many other states, protects the identity of companies that make drugs used in executions. The lawyer of a death row inmate says not being able to verify the effectiveness of the drug violates his client's right "to be free from cruel and unusual punishment."
Weiner Stays In Mayoral Race, Despite Calls To Drop Out
Despite mounting pressure from rivals and even former supporters, Anthony Weiner is giving no indication that he'll drop out of New York City's race for mayor. Recent events — including a Quinnipiac poll showing that a majority of New York City voters want him to make a quick exit — have made his uphill battle even steeper.
E.U. Meeting In Egypt Does Little To Quell Political Crisis
European Union envoy Catherine Ashton completed a round of talks in Cairo with Egyptian officials and opposition leaders including ousted president Mohammed Morsi. Ashton says she will continue her mediation efforts to resolve Egypt's worsening political crisis.