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Daily Report: UN Holds Nuclear Talks With Iran, Repeat Tours Hurt Military Families, More Vets Voting For Obama?

President Barack Obama speaks to students at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale, Virginia, on February 13, 2012.
Jewel Samad
President Barack Obama speaks to students at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale, Virginia, on February 13, 2012.

Weary Warriors Favor Obama - Reuters "Mack McDowell likes to spend time at the local knife and gun show "drooling over firearms," as he puts it. Retired after 30 years in the U.S. Army, he has lined his study with books on war, framed battalion patches from his tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, a John Wayne poster, and an 1861 Springfield rifle from an ancestor who fought in the Civil War."

U.N. nuclear agency, Iran begin new talks - Associated Press "A senior U.N. nuclear agency official urged Iran on Monday to allow access to sites, people and documents it seeks in its probe of suspicions that Tehran conducted secret research into nuclear weapons development."

Military families also pay price for repeated tours of duty - The Tacoma News Tribune "Resilient, tough, experienced, professional. The Army uses words like these to describe U.S. soldiers in the post-9/11 era who have had to adapt to the new normal of repeat combat tours."

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Libyans Want Answers Over Deadly NATO Airstrikes - Associated Press "Mohammed al-Gherari lost five family members, including a young niece and nephew, when NATO accidentally struck their compound in the Libyan capital as they slept."

US, Pakistan, Afghan military hold border talks - AFP "The commander of NATO-led forces in Afghanistan met Pakistan and Afghanistan army chiefs on Sunday for talks on border security, almost six months after US airstrikes killed 24 Pakistani soldiers."