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After drone killings, pressure for a new hostage strategy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The accidental killing of two hostages in a U.S. operation against al-Qaida has put a new spotlight on the Obama administration's reliance on drones in the battle against terrorism - and has also raised pressure on the White House to revise the nation's oft-criticized strategy for dealing with abducted Americans and their families....
Attorney general bids farewell after 6-year tenure
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorney General Eric Holder bid farewell to the Justice Department on Friday after six years, outlining what he said were his major accomplishments and telling staffers they helped produce a "golden age" in the department's history....
Aide to Mississippi Sen. Cochran arrested on drug charge
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An aide to Republican Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi has been charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine after federal agents raided his home....
Obama defends US intelligence after hostage deaths
MCLEAN, Va. (AP) -- A day after revealing an intelligence failure that cost the lives of two al-Qaida hostages, President Barack Obama on Friday praised the nation's spying operations as the most capable in the world while promising a review aimed at preventing future mistakes....
Hawaii poised to become 1st state to raise smoking age to 21
HONOLULU (AP) -- A bill that would make Hawaii the first state to raise the legal smoking age to 21 cleared the Legislature on Friday and is headed to the governor....

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