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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - No actions or decisions have been made in the investigation of Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who was released last year in a prisoner swap with the Taliban after disappearing from his base in Afghanistan in 2009, a U.S. Army spokesman said on Tuesday. Major General Ronald Lewis, head of public affairs for the U.S. Army, also said in the statement that media reports published earlier on Tuesday about the case "patently false." NBC News earlier reported that Bergdahl would be charged with desertion, citing senior defense officials. ...
U.S. stocks fell in afternoon trading Tuesday as disappointing earnings outlooks from Caterpillar and other big companies raised concerns about future profit growth. The major stock indexes pared back some of their losses from earlier in the day.
LONDON (AP) — Former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned with radioactive polonium not once but twice, a British judge was told Tuesday, as an inquiry opened into the slaying one lawyer called an act of nuclear terrorism ordered by Moscow.