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Mohamed Morsi spends first day in office in discussion with military

President-elect Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood spent his first day in office on Monday locked in discussions with the military over choosing his cabinet, with an inbox piled high with challenges for the near future.

Syria shot at second Turkish jet, Ankara claims

Turkey has sharply raised the stakes in a military standoff with Syria, claiming one of its search and rescue planes was shot at as it tried to find a Turkish jet shot down on Friday by Syrian gunners.

FBI Tracking 100 Suspected Extremists In Military

The FBI has conducted more than 100 investigations into suspected Islamic extremists within the military, NPR has learned. About a dozen of those cases are considered serious.

Romney Youth Outreach Team Run By 30-Somethings

The Romney campaign launched Young Americans for Romney Monday as part of its effort to reach out to young people. The group will “work with prominent young leaders from across the country to help spread the message about why Mitt Romney is the best choice for America’s future,” according to a release from the campaign. Though several politicians and supporters involved in the youth-outreach effort are in their 20s, none of the leaders of the team — its chairman or honorary co-chairs — is under 30.

Obama Mocks ‘Financial Wizard’ Romney For Bain Outsourcing

President Obama mocked Mitt Romney’s explanation for a Washington Post story on Romney’s investment in companies that were “pioneers” in outsourcing during a freewheeling speech in New Hampshire on Monday.

Justice Scalia Rages Against Obama On Immigration

In his aggressive defense of Arizona’s immigration law, Justice Antonin Scalia pointedly went after President Obama’s recent immigration policy shift and accused him of deliberately refusing to enforce immigration statutes.

Alito Stands Up For Mandatory Life Sentences For Juvenile Murderers

Among the several big decisions delivered today, including a partial overturning of Arizona’s SB 1070 and a defense of Citizens United, the Supreme Court ruled, 5-4, that mandatory life sentences without parole for juveniles convicted of murder violate the Eighth Amendment.

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