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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is making the case that climate change is a matter of national security. In a commencement address to Coast Guard cadets, the president says climate change can aggravate poverty and social tensions that in turn can fuel instability and foster terrorist activity and other violence.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Drug Enforcement Administration is wrapping up a crackdown on prescription drug abuse. A senior DEA official says agents carried out early-morning raids at pain clinics, pharmacies and other locations in Arkansas, Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Packages of meat at the grocery store would no longer carry labels saying where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered under a bill passed today by the House Agriculture Committee. The panel voted 38-6 to repeal a "country-of-origin" labeling law for meat two days after the World Trade Organization ruled against parts of it.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A mysterious space plane is on its way to orbit. The Air Force launched its unmanned mini-shuttle from Cape Canaveral, Florida, this morning, carried by an Atlas Five rocket. This is the fourth flight for the military research program, which is shrouded in secrecy.
TARRYTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The widow of former U.S. Vice President and New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller has died. A family spokesman says Margaretta Rockefeller, known by the nickname "Happy," died peacefully in her sleep at her home in Tarrytown, New York. She was 88.