Somalia famine; ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’; Jose Anthony Vargas and more


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Above, a Somalian child stands outside his home on the edge of the Ifo refugee camp. The civil war in Somalia and the worst drought to affect the Horn of Africa in six decades has put an estimated 3.7 million people at risk of starvation from famine, the United Nations said. However, Somalian rebels said the U.N.’s claims were “totally, 100 percent wrong and baseless propaganda.”

MEDIA: Justice Department prepares subpoenas of News Corp.

The U.S. Justice Department is preparing subpoenas for News Corp. in an investigation relating to reports the company hacked into the voicemail of Sept. 11 victims.

MEDIA: Jose Anthony Vargas’s Washington driver’s license cancelled

The former Post journalist who admitted to being an illegal immigrant had his driver’s license revoked after he failed a proof of residency check in Washington State.

NATIONAL: Panetta to revoke “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

Some 17 years after openly gay service was banned in the military, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will announce he’s ending the program.

WORLD: Polio problems in Pakistan

Before killing him, the CIA tried to get Osama bin Laden’s DNA to prove his identity. They sponsored a vaccination program in the hopes his family members would use it. The sting operation did not work, and now its causing trouble for actual vaccinations in Pakistan.

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