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Army Mulls Robot Warriors; 20 Percent Of American Households On Food Stamps; NSA Whistle-Blower Fears For Life After Pentagon Threats; Obama ‘Cuts’ Red Tape, Costs $10.2 Billion; Afghan Government Wants U.S. Out— Wednesday Morning News Roundup 1-22-2014

January 22, 2014 by  

Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.

  • The U.S. Army is considering replacing thousands of soldiers with robots as it deals with sweeping troop cuts. Source: The Telegraph… 

 

  • A record 20 percent of American households, one in five, were on food stamps in 2013, according to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Source: CNS News 

 

  • The Russian lawyer of Edward Snowden said Tuesday that the fugitive U.S. intelligence leaker has feared for his life since reading of explicit threats against him by unnamed Pentagon officials. Source: AFP… 

 

  • An executive order issued by President Barack Obama that was designed to “cut red tape” has added $10.2 billion in regulatory costs to the economy, according to a new report. Source: The Washington Free Beacon

 

  • The Afghan government, increasingly at odds with Washington, is cracking down on advertisements that promote keeping U.S. troops in Afghanistan after 2014 and has already shut down a spot aired by the country’s most widely watched broadcasters. Source: Reuters 

 

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