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Friday, December 26, 2014

Cheat Sheet - Newest U.S. Stealth Fighter ‘10 Years Behind’ Older Jets

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December 26, 2014
America's $400 billion, top-of-the-line F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is scheduled to enter service next year after two decades in development. But, as Dave Majumdar reports, the jet won't be able to support troops on the ground as well as its predecessors did, can't see the battlefield as well, and cannot transmit video to infantrymen in real time.
Det. Rafael Ramos spent a lifetime trying to become a police officer, entering the academy at age 38. Then, just two years into the job, he was cut down. Michael Daly on the fallen officer's life and legacy, as told by those who knew him best.

The suspected planner of the recent attack on a school in Pakistan has been killed by security forces, Pakistani officials said Friday. The man known as Saddam was killed in an hour-long shootout during a raid in the Khyber tribal region. Six of his accomplices were injured and arrested. Saddam and his group were believed to be behind the Dec. 16 attack on a school in which 148 people, mostly children, were killed.

According to new research from nonprofit Zero to Three, even children under the age of 3 can use touch-screen technologies like an iPad as part of their learning experience. Russell Saunders reports on the new guidelines that defy pediatricians' long-standing recommendations on screen time.
The well-known astrophysicist gave the Internet a little gift on Thursday morning—and took his feud with conservatives to another level. Ben Jacobs on the Christmas tweet that set off an Internet firestorm.

Dustin Diamond, AKA 'Screech,' Arrested
Charged with carrying a concealed weapon.
Hackers Crash Xbox, PlayStation Networks
Hack group Lizard Squad claims responsibility.
Cartel Claims to Kidnap Border Agent
Border Patrol says all agents on duty accounted for.
Life Support for Pregnant Woman to End
Irish court rules it's not abortion.
Suicidal Man Killed by Police
Attacked an officer with a knife.

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