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May 23, 201305:07 PM

Cheat Sheet: May 23, 2013

London attack suspects probed in past investigations, official says

Two men accused of butchering a British soldier had apparently been part of previous investigations by security services. The men, suspected of hacking the off-duty soldier to death while horrified bystanders watched, boasted of their exploits and warned of more violence in images recorded on witnesses’ mobile phones. As they held bloody knives and a meat cleaver, they waited for the arrival of police, who shot them in the legs. The suspects spent the night under armed guard an in separate hospitals. Peter Clarke, a former counterterrorism commander for London’s Metropolitan Police Department, told CBS News that the fact that the suspects waited to be caught is indicative that they’re after publicity. (Source)

Obama: America at ‘crossroads’ in terror fight

Today President Barack Obama defended America’s controversial drone attacks as legal, effective and a necessary linchpin in an evolving U.S. counterterrorism policy. He also acknowledged the targeted strikes are no “cure-all” and said he is haunted by the civilians unintentionally killed. The president also announced a renewed push to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba, including lifting a moratorium on prisoner transfers to Yemen. (Source)

Ambulance crashes responding to call

A Virginia Beach ambulance was involved in a crash this afternoon in the 4000 block of Elbow Road. The city ambulance landed on its side in a ditch and was the only vehicle involved. No patients were on board, and no one was hurt, but the crew was responded to a call. (Source)

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