President of the U.N. General Assembly Mogens Lykketoft is encouraging countries to nominate candidates for secretary-general. In the past, the five permanent Security Council members quietly discussed their choices and nominated one to be approved by all U.N. member states.
Dr. Max Lebow examines the ear of 4-year-old Charlotte Anderson at Reliant Immediate Care in Los Angeles. Charlotte's mom brought her to the urgent care clinic because Charlotte was having balance problems.
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Recenty released letters from former al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden show he warned against declaring an Islamic state too soon. He also feared that rival jihadist groups could battle each other, as has happened between al-Qaida and ISIS.