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Holder will have to resign - O'Reilly

End of the week: Fox’s O’Reilly thinks Holder will have to resign

It has been a tough week for Attorney General Eric Holder, despite an attempted defense by Democrat spinmeister Lanny Davis, and it was wrapping up Friday morning with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly predicting Holder will have to resign, and Sen. Charles Grassley saying he will ask for the resignation of whomever “signed off’ on Operation Fast and Furious.

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Suspected US Drone Strike Kills 4 in Pakistan

Pakistani intelligence officials say a U.S. drone strike has killed four militants in the country's northwest, the third such attack in less than two days.

Officials say missiles struck a vehicle Friday as it traveled near the town of Miran Shah in the North Waziristan tribal region. The identities of those killed were not immediately known.

West Africa Pirates Free Tanker, 20 Crew Members

Pirates have released an oil tanker and its 20 Eastern European crew members seized last week off Nigeria's coast.

Shipping industry officials say all the crew members of the Marshall Islands-flagged ship were freed unharmed early Friday. It is not clear if a ransom was paid to secure their release.

The company that manages the vessel said it would provide information on how the crew was freed as soon as the ship returned to a port.

Pirates seized the tanker on Saturday about 145 kilometers south of Lagos, Nigeria's commercial capital.

Alleged Iranian Plot Raises Questions About Possible Motive

The U.S. government's allegation that Iranian agents tried to hire Mexican drug runners to assassinate Saudi Arabia's ambassador in a Washington restaurant has some Middle East experts puzzled over why Iran would carry out such an attack.

It allegedly is a murder-for-hire scheme targeting Saudi Ambassador Adel al-Jubeir. And U.S. officials say there also were plans to attack the embassies of Saudi Arabia and Israel.

One suspect, Iranian American Mansour Arbabsiar, already has appeared in court to face charges.

Seven Inmates Killed in Prison Riot in Northern Mexico

Mexican security officials say seven inmates have died in a prison riot on the outskirts of the northern Mexican city of Monterrey.

Authorities say military and federal officials were called in to quell the riot early Thursday after prison staff failed to control the fighting.

Local reports say the rioting may have started after inmates learned of the arrest of Carlos Olivia Castillo, a key figure in the Zetas drug cartel. He was arrested Wednesday after an hours-long gunfight with security officials in the northern city of Saltillo.

Russia’s Putin Seeks to Upgrade Ties to China

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has chosen China for his first foreign trip after unveiling his political plan to rule Russia for the next decade.

China has overtaken Germany to become Russia’s top trading partner. Trade is up by 45 percent this year, and could triple by the end of this decade to $200 billion. So Prime Minister Putin visited Beijing to strengthen his nation’s most important bilateral tie.

ISAF Joint Command morning operational update

A combined Afghan and coalition security force killed two insurgents during an operation in search of a Taliban leader in Ghormach district, Faryab province, yesterday.

The leader moves weapons and roadside bombs, as well as plans suicide bomb and direct fire attacks against Afghan forces in the Ghormach and Qaisar districts. He also collects taxes from local nationals and receives finances from foreign countries for insurgent activity.

1/6 Comm Marines overcome adverse terrain, conditions

For many, they began their first deployment just two months ago. Now, for the first time, they are seeing the landscape of Afghanistan as they have come to know it from story and rumor. The Marines of Communications Platoon, Headquarters and Service Company, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, have made their way to Patrol Base Alcatraz, and their first order of business is rapidly establishing communications for the battalion.

They walk through sand, fine and powdered like hot chocolate mix, and look up at mountains belonging on post cards as they work under the heavy afternoon sun.