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North Korean Supreme Leader's Son Elevated to Key Posts

The youngest son of North Korea's supreme leader has received powerful posts in the ruling party. Regional experts say while that may solidify his path to succeed his father, for now there is no doubt that Kim Jong Il remains in charge.

Hours after Kim Jong Un was promoted to four-star general in North Korea, state media early Wednesday announced he also was appointed to the Workers' Party Central Committee and - more significantly - named vice chairman of the powerful Central Military Commission.

Coast Guard Cutter Crewmembers Offload 936 Pounds of Seized Cocaine

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Somali Sufi Group Backs Out of Government Power-Sharing Deal

A leader of Somalia's moderate Islamist Ahlu-Sunna Wal-Jama'a group says members of al-Shabab are holding top positions in the U.N.-backed Transitional Federal Government. The accusation follows the Sufi group's withdrawal from a power-sharing deal it signed with the government six months ago.

The chairman of Ahlu-Sunna Wal-Jama'a's Shura Council, Sheik Omar Sheik Abdul Karidir, says his group has documents that show some leaders of the Transitional Federal Government are also members of al-Shabab, an al-Qaida-linked extremist group fighting to topple the government.

China, Russia Agree to Strengthen Strategic Partnership

The leaders of China and Russia have signed a statement to deepen their strategic partnership and cooperation.

President Hu Jintao and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev inspected an honor guard at a welcoming ceremony Monday at Beijing's Great Hall of the People.

Following a closed-door meeting, the two leaders signed a statement calling for comprehensively deepening what was described as "the strategic partnership of cooperation."

The two giant neighbors also signed agreements to fight separatism and extremism, and commercial deals covering coal, nuclear energy and banking.

Harrison Jack Defendants' Reply Briefs

Here are the Harrison Jack defendants' motion reply briefs, which have been
filed in the last couple weeks. The next hearing is still set for October
15, 2010, at 10 a.m.

http://edca.typepad.com/eastern_district_of_calif/us-v-harrison-jack/

The Danger Edition - Sep. 21

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Gun Owners of America Endorses Cory Gardner for Congress

Gun Owners of America Political Victory Fund is proud to endorse Cory Gardner for Congress in Colorado’s Fourth District. Tim Macy, Vice Chairman of Gun Owners of America, issued the following statement o members and supporters:

“As a state representative, Cory Gardner has never wavered in his support of the right to keep and bear arms. A firm believer that citizens have the right to protect themselves inside and outside of the home, Cory authored a bill to expand Colorado’s Castle Doctrine law.

Gun Owners of America Endorses Martinez for Governor

Gun Owners of America Political Victory Fund today announced the endorsement of Susana Martinez for governor of New Mexico.

Somali Prime Minister Resigns

The prime minister of Somalia's Transitional Federal Government has resigned, bringing an end to months of dispute that has further weakened the U.N.-backed administration in Mogadishu.