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1. Afghans prepare for meeting on US security deal . A national meeting to discuss the fate of a future security deal with the United States will be held in the third week of November, officials said Saturday. The key gathering will decide if America and its allies will keep troops in Afghanistan after 2014 or pack up and leave.
3. Beirut bombing survivors keep stories alive. Generations of Marines gathered in advance of the anniversary of an act of terror that claimed hundreds of lives 30 years ago.
4. Retired Army general David Petraeus accepts Harvard fellowship. Retired Army Gen. David Petraeus has landed a fellowship at Harvard University — the same place he first met the mistress with whom he had an extended affair, the revelation of which forced him to resign in disgrace as director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
5. States with big military, research facilities hurt most by shutdown. States with large military installations and major research institutions will suffer the most economically from the 16-day federal shutdown — especially the Washington, D.C. area, Hawaii and New Mexico, according to an analysis from Moody’s Analytics.
6. Signs of rift between Israel and US over Iran . Just days after the first round of global nuclear talks with Iran, a rift appears to be emerging between Israel and its closest ally, the United States.
7. Navy’s largest destroyer is going into the water in Maine . After embarrassing troubles with its latest class of surface warships, the Navy is hoping for a winner from a new destroyer that’s ready to go into the water.
8. Shutdown’s impact may not be over for veterans. Hyperlink to Article CNN: The partial government shutdown ended three days ago, but America’s veterans may continue to feel its effects for some time.
9. Veterans: Shameful game of chicken shouldn’t ever happen again. Hyperlink to Above Article The Missoulian: As veterans of different wars and different eras, we write to express our disgust at the state of affairs in Washington, D.C., and to call for an end to the slash-and-burn politics crippling our nation. Though the federal government shutdown is over, the damage to our nation and our nation’s veterans endures.
10. Veterans want Roseburg VA office to reopen ICU. Hyperlink to Article The Herald: The intensive care unit at the Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center won’t reopen, despite federal lawmakers’ requests.
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