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Doctor who aided hunt for bin Laden languishes, forgotten

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Shakil Afridi has languished in jail for years — since 2011, when the Pakistani doctor used a vaccination scam in an attempt to identify Osama bin Laden’s home, aiding U.S. Navy Seals who tracked and killed the al-Qaida leader. Americans might wonder how Pakistan could imprison …

State Dept. warns of ‘heightened risk’ of attacks in Europe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department is advising U.S. citizens traveling in Europe to be aware of a “heightened risk of terrorist attacks” during the holiday season. The advisory issued Monday says “credible information” indicates that Islamic State and al-Qaida militants continue to plan attacks in Europe around the holiday …

US lets in Thai fish caught by slaves despite law

WASHINGTON (AP) — In its first report on trafficking around the world, the U.S. criticized Thailand as a hub for labor abuse. Yet 14 years later, seafood caught by slaves on Thai boats is still slipping into the supply chains of major American stores and supermarkets. The U.S. has not …

Quote of the Day

“The United States does not negotiate with terrorists.” — State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland in response to an offer by the al-Qaida-linked Masked Brigade to trade two American hostages in Algeria for two terrorists behind bars in the U.S., including the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. via …