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Seizing on the only victory to date from his $447 billion jobs bill, President Obama signed legislation Monday that gives businesses tax breaks for hiring veterans and waives a withholding fee for government contractors.
President Hamid Karzai received a resounding endorsement Saturday from a traditional national assembly to negotiate a security agreement that could keep a U.S. military presence in Afghanistan past 2014.
Gunmen boarded two fishing vessels just off the coast of Nigeria and took two people hostage, security sources said, the latest in a series of hijackings in the waters around Africa's largest oil business.
Pentagon chief Leon Panetta said it is too early to say when U.S. forces might pull back from combat operations in Afghanistan after the Marine Corps commandant suggested the move might come within a year