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Blackwater founder defends his company's contractors in Iraq

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The founder of a security firm that's come under scrutiny for its record in Iraq is vigorously defending the company. Full story...
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Blackwater terminated security guards for a number problems

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A report from a congressional committee shows private security contractor Blackwater USA has had to fire 122 employees over the past three years for a variety of problems. Full story...
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Rice orders team to Iraq in probe of Blackwater USA shootings

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Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has ordered a high level review board in Baghdad to look at five incidents were guards from North Carolina-based Blackwater USA killed civilians in Iraq this year. Full story...
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Soldier: Sergeant from N.C. ordered me to shoot unarmed Iraqi man

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A U.S. soldier testified today in a field court-martial in Baghdad that a staff sergeant from North Carolina ordered him to shoot an unarmed Iraqi man. Full story...
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Local class sends packages to soldiers in Iraq

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videoA local sixth grade class is finding a unique way to show support for our soldiers in Iraq and it involves a needle and thread. Soon soldiers in Iraq will be receiving a different kind of care package. Inside will be neck ties with a purpose made by students at Myrtle Grove Middle School. Full story...
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Iraqi leader disputes Blackwater account

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Iraq's prime minister is disputing North Carolina-based Blackwater USA's version of a shooting that killed at last eleven people. Full story...
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Blackwater license being pulled in Iraq

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The Interior Ministry in Iraq says it's pulling the license of a North Carolina security firm allegedly involved in the fatal shooting of civilians during an attack on a U.S. State Department motorcade in Baghdad. Full story...
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7 paratroopers from 82nd Airborne die in Iraq accident

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Seven soldiers killed in a vehicle accident in Iraq that also claimed the lives of two detainees were members of the 82nd Airborne Division. Full story...
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Poll: Most say Iraq war is failure

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A new poll shows that most Americans see the Iraq war as a failure. Full story...
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Petraeus eyes troop reduction in Iraq

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General David Petraeus saye he's recommended to President Bush that a drawdown of U.S. troops from Iraq begin this month with a unit from California. Full story...
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Soldier from Chapel Hill dies in Iraq

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A family in Chapel Hill is mourning the loss of a 30-year-old soldier who died in Iraq last week. Full story...
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Poll: Carolinas residents unhappy with war

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People in the Carolinas still don't like President Bush's handling of the war in Iraq. Full story...
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Bush faces more dissent over troop withdrawal

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President Bush is facing more dissent in the ranks. A published report claims his top general wants to reverse the troop surge in Iraq. Other republicans have broken ranks with President Bush on Iraq, but no-one like Sen. John Warner. Full story...
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Two 82nd Airborne soldiers die in Iraq bomb blasts

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The military says two 82nd Airborne Division paratroopers died following bomb blasts this week in Iraq. Full story...
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Hundreds of Camp Lejeune Marines leave for Iraq

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videoHundreds of Marines are leaving our area for Iraq Thursday. It's an emotional day for Catherine Stouffer as her husband leaves to serve his country in Iraq for the second time. Full story...
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