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    May 18, 2015  

    In our news wrap Monday, a Texas grand jury decided not to charge a police officer for killing an unarmed Mexican man in a Dallas suburb. Also, police in Waco, Texas, were on high alert after a deadly shootout on Sunday involving five motorcycle gangs. Nine bikers were killed and at least 18 wounded; more than 170 people were arrested. Continue reading

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    May 13, 2015  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, President Obama greeted the Crown Prince and Deputy Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, amid tensions over a potential nuclear deal with Iran. The summit will also focus on Yemen, where Saudis and their Sunni allies are trying to beat back Shiite rebels. Also, attackers struck a hotel in Kabul during a party for foreigners, reportedly killing one American. Continue reading

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    Scenes from the Arab Spring flash across the screen at the start of the new documentary “Shake the Dust.” But this film isn’t about politics or a revolution.
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    May 11, 2015  

    Fighting raged across Yemen in the hours before a five-day humanitarian cease-fire was set to begin between the Saudi-led coalition and the Houthi rebels, who have some backing from Iran. Meanwhile, conditions for civilians in Sanaa and Aden grew ever more dire. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports on outside attempts to put an end to the fighting. Continue reading

  • Kerry meets Salman in Riyadh
    May 11, 2015  

    Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and the King of Bahrain won’t be attending President Obama’s summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council at Camp David, instead sending officials in their place.The State Department denied it’s a snub, triggered by concerns about the U.S. pursuit of a nuclear deal with Iran. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner joins Gwen Ifill to discuss. Continue reading

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    May 8, 2015  

    In our news wrap Friday, President Obama visited the Oregon headquarters of athletic apparel company Nike to promote the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Also, the Labor Department reported that employers added 223,000 jobs in April, up from March. The unemployment rate dropped again, falling to 5.4 percent, the lowest since May 2008. Continue reading

  • Nabila Rehman, 9, holds up a picture she drew depicting the U.S. drone strike on her Pakistan village which killed her grandmother Mammana Bibi, at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington October 29, 2013. Nabila and her father and brother attended the news conference to highlight the personal costs in collateral damage for civilians killed and injured in the U.S. drone strike program. Photo by Jason Reed/Reuters
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    WASHINGTON — The deaths of an Italian and an American in a covert CIA drone strike in Pakistan — and the rhetorical contortions required of the president when he informed the world — have breathed new urgency into a long-stalled plan to give the Pentagon primacy over targeted killing of terrorists overseas. Continue reading

  • Kerry meets Salman in Riyadh
    May 7, 2015  

    In our news wrap Thursday, Secretary of State John Kerry appeared with the Saudi foreign minister in Riyadh to call for a five-day cease-fire in fighting in Yemen. Kerry said it would allow aid to reach millions of civilians. Also, the Associated Press reported that Turkey and Saudi Arabia have formed a working alliance to help Syrian rebel factions who oppose President Bashar al-Assad. Continue reading

  • Police officers march at North Ave and Pennsylvania Ave in Baltimore, Maryland
    May 6, 2015  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake asked the Justice Department to investigate the city’s police department following the death of Freddie Gray. She said a review would show if the case is part of a pattern of police bias and excessive force. Also, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reached a last-minute deal to form a coalition government. Continue reading

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a joint press conference with Foreign Minister Mahamoud Ali Youssouf at the Presidential Palace in Dijbouti on May 6, 2015. Kerry is hopeful that the Iran nuclear deal would send a positive message to North Korea to restart negotiations on its own atomic program. Photo by Andrew Harnik/Reuters

    DJIBOUTI — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he hopes to secure a pause in Yemen’s war as he prepared for talks in Saudi Arabia Wednesday, citing increased shortages of food, fuel and medicine that are adding to a crisis that already has neighboring countries bracing for a mass exodus of refugees. Continue reading