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A Marine Corps F-35B Joint Strike Fighter does a short takeoff (STOVL) from Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Md., in 2011. Eighteen years after development began, a version of the plane designed for the Marine Corps is expected to be deemed "combat ready." Cliff Owen/AP hide caption

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U.N. Envoy: Solution To Syrian Conflict Must Be A 'Political One'

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The Japanese supercomputer K, pictured in June 2012 at the RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science in Kobe, western Japan. The K computer is currently ranked No. 3 on a list of the 500 fastest supercomputers. Kyodo/Landov hide caption

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Obama Administration Officials Take The 'Malign' Line On Iran

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Afghan Government Says Taliban Leader Mullah Omar Is Dead

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Senate Republicans Raise Concerns About Lifting Iran Economic Sanctions

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Convicted Spy Jonathan Pollard To Be Released From Prison In November

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U.S., Turkey Plan To Create 'Islamic State Free Zone' Along Syrian Border

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testifies in January 2013 before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Zachary Gallegos, 23, stands guard outside the Armed Services Recruiting Center on Thursday in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The Pentagon has asked such self-appointed "armed citizens" to leave, citing security concerns. Kevin Burbach/AP hide caption

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An elephant in South African offers an up-close glimpse of its prodigious instrument. According to Sean Hensman of Adventures with Elephants, trunks like this one could help the U.S. Army develop a better landmine sensor. Greatstock/Barcroft Media/Barcroft Media/Landov hide caption

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When Detecting Land Mines, The Nose Knows — Or, In This Case, The Trunk

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Convicted Spy Jonathan Pollard Eligible For Parole In November

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Saudi Arabia Softens Opposition To Iran Nuclear Deal

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Turkey Opens Airspace For U.S. Operations Against Islamic State

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