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Senate Democratic Leader Reid announces retirement

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FOXNEWS.COM

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid announced Friday he will retire at the end of his term, closing a long and controversial career in Congress that spanned four decades. 

The five-term Nevada Democratic senator announced the decision in a YouTube video message. 

Appearing with bruises on his face from a recent at-home exercising accident, Reid, 75, said the injury has allowed him and his family to have a "little down-time," giving him time to think. 

White House announces pause in US troop drawdown from Afghanistan

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FOXNEWS.COM

President Obama announced Tuesday that the U.S. will keep nearly 10,000 troops in Afghanistan through the end of the year, hitting pause on the scheduled drawdown after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani voiced security concerns. 

The president, saying Afghanistan remains a "dangerous place," announced the move in a joint press conference with Ghani. The two met earlier in the Oval Office, during Ghani's first White House visit since being elected president of the war-torn country. 

US Silence on Israel Speaks Loudly at UN

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CBNNEWS.COM

The United States won't take the floor at the debate over human rights in the Palestinian terroritories Monday at the United Nations Human Rights forum.