New Video of POW Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Surfaces

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_013acb5410.jpgPhotodisc/Digital Vision/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- A new video has surfaced of prisoner of war Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who has been held captive by the Taliban in Pakistan since June 2009. It is the sixth video since then showing the only American military service member to ever be captured by the Taliban. A U.S. official confirmed Wednesday that the U.S. military is in possession of the video, but it had not seen it so it could not describe how Bergdahl looked or what he may have said in the video.

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US-Israeli Relations Strained by ‘Messianic Fervor’

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_12f9aeb1bd.jpgUS Department of State (WASHINGTON) -- U.S.-Israeli relations have at times been rocky since early in President Obama’s first term, but the relationship may have hit a new low Tuesday -- publicly, at least -- with two spats brewing in the Israeli press. Two conservative, high-ranking Israeli officials criticized Secretary of State John Kerry, one of them -- Israel’s defense minister -- accusing Kerry of “messianic fervor.”

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French Pres. Hollande Can't Say Who Is First Lady of France

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_0498f1e61f.jpgSean Gallup/Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images (PARIS) -- French President Francois Hollande was asked point-blank at his press conference Tuesday whether he could still say that his current partner Valerie Treirweiler is the First Lady of France. There was one problem. He couldn’t. “I understand your question,” an Hollande answered, ducking the “yes” or “no” the question implied.

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City of Turin Brings Italy One Step Closer to Legalizing Pot

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_df566cb961.jpgPhotoStock-Israel/Getty Images (TURIN, Italy) -- The northern Italian city of Turin is moving Italy one step closer to legalizing marijuana. The Turin city council voted to make the drug legal for medical reasons and is taking its proposal to Italian parliament to try to get elected members to change Italy’s law. Currently in Italy, violations involving cannabis are treated the same as those involving cocaine or heroin.

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Kate Middleton’s Brother Tends the Royal Dog, Lupo

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_3915f6e6ca.jpgKensington Palace (LONDON) -- Before Prince William and Duchess Catherine welcomed their son George, their main focus was their cocker spaniel, Lupo. No longer. On Monday, it was Middleton’s brother James who took over dog-sitting duty. James, 26, was photographed walking the dog through London. But why? Perhaps it’s to help lighten the load for the Duke and Duchess.

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