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Politics Jan 08Can Obama and the Republican Congress get anything done together?
Earlier this week this week, we looked at the history of divided government and how the current split in power between the Democratic White House and a Republican majority house and senate is the new normal.
World Jan 06Female suicide bomber targets Turkish police station
A female suicide bomber detonated herself at a police station in Istanbul on Tuesday, killing one officer and wounding another, Turkish authorities said.
Politics Dec 16How serious are Jeb Bush’s first steps toward a 2016 presidential campaign?
The PBS NewsHour spoke with Washington Post’s Dan Balz on Jeb Bush’s potential quest for the White House, the first steps politicians take to jump start a presidential campaign and the possibility of another Bush-Clinton bout.
World Dec 04France ordered to compensate Somali pirates
The European Court of Human Rights ordered France to compensate nine Somali pirates accused of carrying out attacks on French ships in 2008, citing judicial delays.
World Nov 07Israel set to demolish homes of suspected terrorists in Jerusalem
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has authorized the demolition of homes belonging to “terrorists” responsible for carrying out a string of deadly attacks against Israeli civilians in Jerusalem.
World Nov 06Corruption in Tanzania leading to downfall of elephant population
A new report published by the Environmental Investigation Agency revealed incidents of corruption that involved Chinese criminal gangs smuggling ivory out of Tanzania with the help of corrupt Tanzanian officials.
Nation Oct 29Zambian Cabinet appoints white interim president
Cabinet ministers in Zambia have appointed Vice President Guy Scott to serve as an interim-president of the African country, making him Africa’s first white head of state since apartheid.
World Oct 28Latest Islamic State propaganda video depicts British hostage as war correspondent
Freelance British photojournalist, John Cantlie — abducted in 2012 along with U.S. journalist James Foley — appears in the Islamic State’s latest video as a foreign correspondent reporting from the Syrian town of Kobani, the New York Times reported.
Nation Oct 22FBI intercepts teenagers’ plan to join Islamic State in Syria
U.S. authorities are currently investigating a case involving three teenage girls -- two sisters and their friend -- suspected of leaving their homes in Arapahoe County in Denver to join the Islamic State militant group in Syria.
World Oct 17Nigerian government and Boko Haram reach cease-fire deal
According to the Associated Press, government spokesman, Mike Omeri told reporters that Boko Haram negotiators “assured that the schoolgirls and all other people in their captivity are all alive and well.”…