The New Hampshire Republican Primary, which Mitt Romney won by a wide margin, with Ron Paul and Jon Huntsman finishing in second and third respectively, is the second gauntlet for candidates trying to earn the chance to go up against incumbent President Barack Obama.
Mitt Romney, assumed by many to be the inevitable Republican presidential candidate, nonetheless hasn't rested on his laurels in New Hampshire, facing increased competition from the likes of Ron Paul and Rick Santorum, both of whom continue to gain strength in the polls.
The guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd responded to a distress call Thursday, January 5, 2012 from the master of the Iranian-flagged fishing dhow Al Molai, who claimed he was being held captive by pirates in the Arabian Sea. Kidd's courter-piracy team boarded and detained 15 suspected pirates who were allegedly holding a 13-member Iranian crew hostage for the last two months. Kidd is conducting counter-piracy and maritime security operations while deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. UPI/U.S. Navy
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