Soldier sets record for mile run, with a twist!
September 24th, 2013
11:13 PM ET

Soldier sets record for mile run, with a twist!

Ask yourself how fast can you run a mile? Be truthful, no one is checking. Can you beat 11 minutes and 6 seconds?

Maybe you could beat 11 minutes, if you had good sneakers, comfortable shorts a light weight t-shirt.

Now, imagine wearing 75 pounds of explosive resistant protective gear from the top of your head to your toes. Now could you run a mile in 11:06?
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Putin looks on as Kerry and Lavrov meet at UN
September 24th, 2013
10:42 PM ET

Putin looks on as Kerry and Lavrov meet at UN

By Elise Labott, reporting from the United Nations

In a tiny room at the United Nations under a portrait of Vladimir Putin, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov,  flanked by a team of men in dark suits,  welcomed Secretary of State John Kerry  into his meeting room.

Kerry was flanked by a team of women: U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power, Undersecretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman and Assistant Secretary for European Affairs Victoria Nuland.

A highly-anticipated 45-minute meeting went twice that long and was described by Kerry as "very constructive."

One senior State Department official said the two men had pencils in hand as they marked up a text of a U.N. resolution on dismantling Syria's chemical weapons.

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What did Obama mean on Iran?
September 24th, 2013
03:59 PM ET

What did Obama mean on Iran?

By Elise Labott, reporting from the United Nations

So what did President Barack Obama mean when he said he was instructing Secretary of State John Kerry to negotiate a deal with Iran on its nuclear program?

Basically it’s to show that the United States is ready to play ball.

Senior administration officials said it wasn't to indicate a new initiative, as negotiations with Iran are already technically already taking place.

Instead, it was meant to show an increased emphasis and importance the president is putting on improved relations.
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September 24th, 2013
03:25 PM ET

No pilot! No problem: Pentagon uses mothballed jets for UAV training

The Pentagon is spending billions on unmanned aerial vehicles or “drones” so it’s understandable if military pilots feel like an endangered species.

And now there’s a new reason for pilots to worry.

Instead of designing UAVs from the ground up, Boeing is taking old mothballed jets and tweaking them so they can fly without a pilot.
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U.S., Iranian presidents share U.N. spotlight
September 24th, 2013
12:56 AM ET

U.S., Iranian presidents share U.N. spotlight

United Nations (CNN) - For years it was a United Nations General Assembly annual ritual: Iran's president would denounce the United States, and the American president would fire back. But this year the talks in New York are brimming with the possibility of diplomacy.

A meeting has not been scheduled between U.S. President Barack Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, both of whom will speak Tuesday before the General Assembly. Both sides, however, remain open to possibilities.

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