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Texas Gov. Perry Orders State National Guard to Border

By American Security Council Foundation ASCF July 22, 2014 @ 10:00am

Texas Governor Rick Perry ordered his state’s National Guard commander to send 1,000 soldiers to the Texas border with Mexico to help cope with the recent influx of people from Central America seeking refugee status.

Perry said he took the extraordinary measure of activating some of the state's National Guard troops to help secure the border, where tens of thousands of immigrants from Central America, including some 50,000 children, have entered the United States  in recent months.

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US Awards Medal of Honor for Heroics in Bloodiest of Afghan Battles

By American Security Council Foundation ASCF July 22, 2014 @ 9:58am

U.S. combat troops are withdrawing from Afghanistan, on pace to leave the country by the end of this year.  But on Monday, U.S. President Barack Obama took time to honor a soldier whose actions while under fire in Afghanistan earned him the Medal of Honor.

It was a brutal assault that has gone down as one of the bloodiest for U.S. forces in Afghanistan - a July 13, 2008 attack near the northeastern village of Wanat.

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Court Convicts Friend of Boston Bombing Suspect

By American Security Council Foundation ASCF July 22, 2014 @ 9:01am

A court has convicted a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzokhar Tsarnaev for impeding the investigation into last year's deadly blast.

Azamat Tazhayakov, a foreign student from Kazakhstan, was found guilty of conspiracy and obstruction of justice in Boston.

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Kerry Discusses Gaza with Arab League, Egyptian Officials

By American Security Council Foundation ASCF July 22, 2014 @ 8:52am

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Cairo for talks with Egyptian and Arab League officials on finding an end to fighting in Gaza.

Kerry told Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri that he is here to help push for an immediate cessation of hostilities based on a return to the November 2012 cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.

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Australian PM Alleges ‘Coverup’ At MH17 Crash Site

By American Security Council Foundation ASCF July 22, 2014 @ 8:48am

Australia's prime minister is alleging a "cover-up" amid tampering of evidence at the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site in Ukraine. Meanwhile, Russia's ambassador to Malaysia denies the crashed plane's black boxes were opened before they were handed over to Malaysian officials.

Prime minister Abbott says Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, has so far been “as good as his word” by approving a U.N. Security Council resolution guaranteeing safe access for international monitors at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

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