Barack Obama makes travel plans for Europe and the Middle East

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Friday, July 18, 2008

Barack Obama makes travel plans for Europe and the Middle East

Obama’s first major trip overseas next week is drawing major media attention, though the itinerary is still a mystery. Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories, Iraq, Afghanist...


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Army documents reveal shoddy electrical work as Iraq's primary noncombat hazard

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