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Obama: Half of US combat troops home within 1 year

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Tuesday he will bring home within a year about half of the 66,000 U.S. troops now in Afghanistan, shrinking the force to the size he found it when he entered the White House vowing to reinvigorate a stalemated war. More will leave the battlefield in 2014, he said, but he did not spell out what U.S. military presence would remain after 2014,...