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Sunday, March 25, 2012

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Posted by Nathan Gilles on Sun, Mar 25, 2012 at 10:59 AM

The US military has decided not to discipline service members responsible for the November air strike that accidentally killed 24 Pakistani soldiers.

In Afghanistan, the families of the 17 victims shot by Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales have received compensation from the US military for their loses.

As the crisis continues in Syria, the UN is attempting to persuade Syrian allies to end their support for President Bashar al-Assad.

Meanwhile, US and Turkey have agreed to send "non-lethal" aid to Syrian rebels.

George Zimmerman, the killer of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, could be charged with a hate crime.

Speaking of hate…

Chinese authorities are calling the Dalai Lama a Nazi in an attempt to distract people from the 30 Tibetans who set themselves on fire in the past year to protest China's policies toward their homeland.

In San Diego, a 32 year-old Iraqi woman has died following a severe beating. Authorities who found the woman also found a note that read: "go back to your country, you terrorist."

Meanwhile, a man who helped create the “Iraqi = terrorist” myth continues to solider on.

Dick Cheney has defied nature once again. Yesterday, the 71 year-old Tin Man got a new heart. No news yet on George W Bush getting that brain.

On the campaign trail, Rick Santorum won last night’s Louisiana Republican primary.

San Francisco is planning for climate change. The city’s Ocean Beach project could be the start of major efforts to prevent massive erosion on the California coast.

Humans hunted Australia's giant animals to extinction 40,000 years ago. So concludes a new scientific study.

And President Obama talks about the death of Trayvon Martin.

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