Senators Distance Themselves from Kerry

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_39da9c6d6f.jpgWin McNamee/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Hours after saying Secretary of State John Kerry told them he lost faith in the United States’ Syria strategy and wanted to arm the rebels there, two Republican senators backtracked a bit to ABC’s Arlette Saenz. Asked by Saenz if the Secretary had himself proposed arming the rebels, Sen. John McCain responded, “No, but I think that was obviously a conclusion you could draw.”

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Karzai Issues Most Stinging Rebuke Yet of US

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_469202489a.jpgSean Gallup/Getty Images (LONDON) -- Delivering his most scathing assessment of Afghanistan's relationship with the U.S., President Hamid Karzai told London's The Sunday Times that he "saw no good" in America's presence in his country. Karzai, who was the first choice of the U.S. to become Afghanistan's president in 2005, has grown increasingly antagonistic toward Washington over time, which includes refusing to sign a Bilateral Security Agreement that would leave behind a residual force of coalition troops when the U.S. and NATO pull their militaries out of the country later this year.

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Israel Lashes Out at Kerry

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_33142112ee.jpgUriel Sinai/Getty images (JERUSALEM) -- Israel has reacted angrily to statements made by Secretary of State John Kerry that suggest it could face international boycotts if peace talks fail with the Palestinians. Kerry made his comments in response to a number of European businesses either dropping or limiting trade with Israeli companies because of the controversy over West Bank settlements. The top U.S. envoy remarked the boycotts could accelerate if Israel and the Palestinians can't come to an agreement over a Palestinian state and other issues.

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NASA Sued for Failing to Investigate Martian Jelly-Donut Rock

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_4e8aa032f0.jpgJPL-Caltech/NASA (NEW YORK) -- One man is claiming that the intriguing Martian rock photographed recently by NASA's Opportunity rover isn't a rock at all, but a living thing, and is now suing the space agency for neglecting to investigate further. Rhawn Joseph, a neuropsychologist and author, filed a lawsuit in a California court earlier this week demanding NASA "thoroughly scientifically examine and investigate" the mystery object that seemingly appeared out of nowhere on the surface of Mars this month.

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How the US Hoped the Super Bowl Would Teach Russia About Sochi Security

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_68510b4fb1.jpgPascal Le Segretain/Getty Images (SOCHI, Russia) -- In 2012, an unlikely group rolled up to the Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis. While everyone else in the stadium was glued to the action on the field, David Rubincam and a gaggle of Russian officials were more interested in the security surrounding the event. Rubincam, then the Legal Attache at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, was the lucky American official who escorted them to the big game.

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