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A NATO airstrike has killed four civilians and nine rebels outside the oil port of Brega in eastern Libya, which is contested by Gadhafi loyalists and rebel forces. NATO has said it is investigating the deaths.
Skeptical lawmakers from both parties cross-examined Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates Thursday in tense hearings on U.S. strikes against Libya, which one angry Republican called "an unconstitutional and illegal war."
The U.S. government has no comprehensive strategy to secure its southern border even as an all-out drug war in Mexico has killed 35,000 and pushed hundreds of thousands of immigrants into the United States.