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FRIENDSHIP DINNER — Brig. Gen. Sameer Abdul Kareem Hassam (left), commander of the 1st Brigade, 11th Iraqi Army Battalion, and U.S. Army Col. John G. Castles, of Fredericksburg, Va., commander of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, share a laugh at a "Friendship Dinner" for key leaders of the two units sponsored by the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment in Adhamiyah, Iraq, July 25, 2007. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael Pryor

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In Today's News - Thursday, July 26, 2007

Quote of the Day
"We will continue to fight the scourge
of terrorism against humanity
and reject the culture of extremism
and violence in any form or shape,
from whatever source or place,
regardless of justifications or motives,
being fully aware of their dangers as a plague
that threatens the peace and stability of the whole world."

-- Hosni Mubarak

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Pentagon makes contingency plans for Iraq pullout
Baghdad car bomb kills 25, wounds 115
Pentagon making contingency Iraq plan
U.S. envoy: Troops holding down violence
Officials: Progress continues in Iraq

Operation Enduring Freedom
South Korean envoy to step up efforts in Afghanistan - Video
Taliban negotiate over Korean hostages
Khalis tribal leaders sign peace agreement
Troops Thwart Ambushes

Other Military News
Pat Tillman Probe May Cost General a Star - VIDEO
VA Chief Sued Over Marine's Suicide

Religion of Peace??
Pakistan reopens battle-battered Red Mosque

Worldwide Wackos
Libya protests over pardons for HIV medics
Military talks between Koreas break down
Raul Castro says Cuba avoided collapse

Politics / Government
Gates Tries to Calm Hillary Clinton-Pentagon Spat
FBI Chief Contradicts Gonzales' Sworn Testimony
Democrats seek perjury probe of Gonzales
Voters frustrated with lack of change: poll

Illegal Immigration / Border Control
Latino Leaders Outraged by Arizona Sherriff's Illegal Immigration Tip Hotline
Judge Voids Pennsylvania Town's Illegal Immigrant Law

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Body in River: Is it Missing Coed?
Court Puts Leash on Vick - Falcons QB in court over dog abuse charges - VIDEO - PHOTOS
Atlanta Falcons Hold Press Conference: Watch Live
NFL's Vick pleads not guilty in dog-fighting case - Video
Check the Time Code - PHOTOS
Inmate Convicted After Guard Charges He Masturbated in Cell
Nifong: Offers Apology, Says No 'Credible Evidence' of Crime in Lacrosse Case
Inmate Convicted After Guard Charges He Masturbated in Cell
Molester Gets Scolding From Disabled Victims' Parents
Nifong Apologizes, Says No 'Credible' Evidence of Rape
Tenn. Bans Prison Visitors From Wearing Sexy Lingerie
Men Framed by FBI, Jailed for Years, to Get Over $101M
British Grandmother convicted of "honor killing"

U.N. News
Food shortages, security threaten Nepal peace: U.N.

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web Blog: Controversial Writer Identified

Science / Medicine / Technology
Space Shuttle Sabotage - NASA says worker cut wires inside computers
Magazine: Astronauts Boozed Before Blast Off
Medical marijuana backers say they'll fight on
Aquafina labels to spell out source - tap water
New material can soak up pollutants, study shows
Researchers reverse cocaine effects in mice: study
Stage set for battle of the bands among gamers
Dell to expand Linux PC offerings, partner says
Bursting cans and botulism warnings

Mother Nature
Big blaze in California
Fires rage in southern Europe
Flood-hit Britain begins recovery

News from My Neck of the Woods
Death Penalty Sought in Deadly Conn. Home Invasion

Girl Calls Sex Assault Hotline, Gets Sex Chat Instead
Company Sends NYC Man 2,000 Credit Cards
1,000-Gallon Swimming Pool Stolen, Not a Drop Spilled
Shoplifter leaves address for German police

Other News of Note
Hidden Egyptian City Found Beneath Alexandria
Hero Dog Who Helped in 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina Rescue Efforts Dies
NTSB blames pilots for Ky. air crash

Fox News
Dow Hits Major Skid, Closes Down Over 300 Points
Birth Control Prices Climbing for College Students
Is Michael Jackson Courting Trouble Again?
Missouri Man Claims He Was Denied Adoption Because of His Weight
Lock Up Lindsay Lohan

Reuters: Top News
Paulson plays down market volatility
Bad to worse for home builders
TB traveler released from hospital
Prague, Copenhagen and Dublin top for jobs: poll
Potter fans mourn end of 10-year era
"Sultan of Sleaze" arrested over Tom Cruise photos
U.S. and Britain dominate star-packed Venice festival
Yen surges as investors shun risky trades - Video
Oil drops as U.S. stock market fall clips rally
Amgen shares rise after results
Gap shares rise after appoints CEO
Apple jumps with earnings, upgrades
Column: Global Finance
When banks blink
Column: DealTalk
Breaking new deal ground
M&A Today: Read the latest headlines
New home sales fall, durable goods orders weak
Microsoft CEO defends move beyond desktop
Gap names drug chain exec Murphy as CEO
Amgen net profit rises, key drug meets goal
Chrysler using "lifetime" warranty to boost sales
U.S. foreign investment to survive credit scare

AP World News
Venice film fest lineup is unveiled
Exxon Mobil 2Q profit slips
Harry Potter author talks about ending
Bus driver fired for 38,000 text messages
Goodell: Jones can't go to training camp
Bennati wins 17th Tour de France stage
Def Tech: Pimp My Tank
Daily Shock: Shrapnel Close Call
Blog: Controversial Writer Identified
Op-ed: The Enemy Within
Servicemember Discount Center
Got the Gear? Kit Up!
Video News Coverage

U.S. Joint Forces Command supports Exercise Talisman Saber 2007 - podcast
USJFCOM assessing digital Joint Close Air Support capability - podcast
Joint Systems Integration Command kicks off Joint Intelligence Operations – Command and Control program - podcast
Capability Portfolio Manager aids better decision-making process - podcast

CENTCOM: News Releases

Multi-National Force-Iraq
Being prepared: Iraqi, U.S. Soldiers team up for training
1-10 Field Artillery blasts the big guns
MNC-I Soldier targeted by IED
Iraqi Army conducts independent operation, tips lead to weapons cache
IED emplacers captured
Marine dies in non-combat related incident
Scout weapon teams kill 14 insurgents in Diyala
36 suspected al-Qaeda terrorists detained

Bush Urges Patience as Troop Surge Progresses
Iraq, Afghanistan Campaigns Have Kept U.S. Safe
Civilian Skills Help with Afghan Poppy Problem
Course Offers ‘Big Picture’ for Future Leaders
U.S., Iraqi Generals Chart Progress in Baghdad
Group Urges Improvements to Veterans' Care
Weapons Being Found in ‘Remarkable Numbers’

More Headline News
Keating: Pacific Rim Enjoys Widespread Peace
Teams Help Iraqis Connect With Government
Civilian Hospital Provides Training for Medics

Military News
Institute Creates, Preserves U.S. Military Heraldry
Some TRICARE Beneficiary Data Put at Risk
Guard, Reserve Forces Need Experienced Leaders

War on Terror
U.S. Condemns Baghdad Attack
Troops Making Progress
Troops Nab 48 Suspects

Guests Visit HMS Illustrious
Army Launches Chain-Teaching
Cyber Command Online for Future

Face of Defense
Sailor Promotes Volunteerism
Marine Serves Fifth Iraq Tour
Chaplain Helps Marines Cope
Sailor Claims 'Mr. Hawaii' Title

America Supports You
‘Sesame Street’ Deployment Show Nominated for Emmy
Fund Memorializes Soldier
Project Embodies Compassion
NASCAR Fans Support Troops
Servicemembers a Driving Force

Seabees Drilling Wells, Building Schools in Africa - Story
Soldiers, Council Team Up to Refurbish School - Story
Language Barrier Can’t Stop Iraqis from Training - Story

Kindness, Expertise Push Iraqis Forward
Army Engineers Help Rebuild Water System
Iraqi Army Takes Lead in Assessment Mission
Tigris River Provides Water for Troops in Iraq
Iraqi Doctor Jump Starts Immunization Program

Task Force Members Survive in Djibouti Desert
Civil Affairs Team Celebrates Fence Completion
Servicemembers Move into New Living Units

Afghan Soldiers Undergo 'Commando' Training
Ready Reserve Soldiers Respond to Duty

Renewal In Iraq
Iraq: Security, Stability
Fact Sheet: Progress and Work Ahead
Report: Strategy for Victory in Iraq
Iraq Daily Update
This Week in Iraq
Multinational Force Iraq
State Dept. Weekly Iraq Report
'Boots on the Ground' Audio Archive
War on Terror Reconstruction Report
Iraq Reconstruction

Afghanistan Update

Fact Sheet: Budget Request
Fact Sheet: Terror Plots Disrupted
Waging and Winning the War on Terror
Terrorism Timeline
Terrorism Knowledge Base

Bost/Laskar Ghurian Herat Kabul Qandahar

Ansbach Aschaffenburg Berlin Berlin-Tempelhof Berlin/Schonefeld Bremerhaven
Darmstadt Frankfurt Frankfurt/Main Freiburg/Breisgau Garmisch
Garmisch-Partenkirchen Geilenkirchen Gelnhausen Giessen Kitzingen
Hanau Am Main Heidelberg Mainz Mannheim Nurnberg Stuttgart Trier
Wiesbaden Wurzburg


Agana Agana Heights Agat Andersen AFB Asan Barrigada

Al Azamiyah Al Basrah Al Hillah Al Karkh Al Kazimiyah Al Kut
An Nasiriyah Baghdad Baqubah Mosul Najaf Nineveh Tall Kayf

Kadena Air Base Okinawa Tokyo Yokohama

Today in History
1775 - Benjamin Franklin becomes the first Postmaster General.
1788 - New York becomes the 11th state to ratify the Constitution.
1908 - The Federal Bureau of Investigation is established.
1947 - The National Security Act establishes the CIA.
1948 - President Truman issues Executive Order No. 9981, directing "equality of
treatment and opportunity" in the U.S. armed forces.
1953 - Fidel Castro leads an attack on Moncada Barracks, beginning the Cuban Revolution.
1956 - Egypt seizes the Suez Canal.
1957 - The U.S.S.R. launches the first intercontinental multistage ballistic missile.
1958 - The Army launches the 4th successful U.S. satellite, Explorer IV.
1963 - US Syncom 2, the 1st geosynchronous communications satellite, is launched.
1965 - The Republic of Maldives gains independence from Britain (Nat'l Day).
1971 - Apollo 15 is launched to the Moon.
1974 - The U.S.S.R.'s Soyuz fails to dock with the Salyut 3 space station.
1975 - Soyuz 18B returns to Earth.
1991 - Paul Reubens (a.k.a. Pee Wee Herman) is arrested for exposing himself at an adult movie theater.

This Day in Terrorism
1986 - Lebanese kidnappers release Reverend Lawrence Martin Jenco.

1739 - George Clinton, 4th U.S. Vice President
1799 - Isaac Babbitt, invented babbitt's metal for bearings
1829 - Auguste Beernaert Belgium (Nobel Peace Prize-1909)
1875 - Dr. Carl Gustav Jung, founder of analytic psychology
1908 - Salvador Allende Gossens, Chile's last elected president (1970-73)
1928 - Stanley Kubrick, director (2001, )
1940 - Mary Jo Kopechne, killed when Ted Kennedy drove off a bridge in Chappaquiddick
1949 - William M. Shepherd, Captain, USN / astronaut (STS-27, 41)
1951 - William Surles "Bill" McArthur Jr., Lt. Colonel / astronaut

1863 - Sam Houston, president of Texas
1941 - Marx Dormoy, French socialist, killed by a time bomb
1952 - Eva "Evita" Peron, Argentina's First Lady

Reported Missing in Action
Brazik, Richard, USAF (OH); F4C shot down, presumed KIA, body not recovered

Claflin, Richard Ames, USAF (KS); F4C shot down, presumed KIA, body not recovered

Brenning, Richard D., USNR (NE); A4C crashed in water soon after take-off, Killed, body not recovered

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