A.M. Links: Rep. Radel Taking Leave From Office After Pleading Guilty to Cocaine Possession, Drone Strike Kills Senior Member of Taliban-Linked Group in Pakistan, Woodward Wishes Snowden Has Come to Him


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  • Rep. Trey Radel (R-Fla.) is taking a leave of absence after pleading guilty to possession of cocaine. He has been sentenced to one year supervised probation.
  • The U.S. and Afghanistan have agreed to a post-2014 partnership. The deal will have to be approved by the Afghan parliament, and President Hamid Karzai says he won't sign the agreement without the approval of tribal leaders.
  • Bob Woodward has said he wished NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden had come to him insteading of other journalists.
  • A suspected U.S. drone strike on a seminary in Pakistan has killed Maulvi Ahmad Jan, a senior member of the Islamist Haqqani network.
  • An 85-year-old American Korean War veteran has been detained in North Korea while visiting the country as a tourist.
  • The fed will require that tour buses and buses that travel between cities built from 2016 onwards be equipped with seatbelts.

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