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World Dec 18The Syrian crisis simplified: Who’s fighting whom and why?
One nation, two wars, a quarter-million lives lost, millions forced from their homes, and still no end in sight for the crisis in Syria.
Politics Oct 13Meet the candidates in tonight’s first Democratic debate
WASHINGTON — The Republican presidential contest has been aflutter for months, but now it's time for the Democrats to spread their wings before a big national audience. Their first debate is Tuesday night on CNN. Bring along this field guide…
Nation Sep 25Millennials are more informed than you think
Don't believe everything you see tweeted, shared or posted about the millennial generation being uninformed. A sizable group of these young adults — 4 of every 10 — actively seeks out the news, an analysis of their media habits finds.
Politics May 17Iraq War judged a mistake by White House hopefuls
A dozen years later, American politics has reached a rough consensus about the Iraq War: It was a mistake.
World Apr 24Who were the four people killed in the CIA’s drone strikes in Pakistan?
WASHINGTON — A look at the lives of four men — two Western hostages and two American terror suspects — who were killed by CIA drone strikes in Pakistan.
Politics Apr 17Obama calls delay of his attorney general nominee ‘crazy’
President Barack Obama on Friday said it was "crazy" and "embarrassing" the way the Republican-led Senate has held up confirmation of his attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch.
Politics Jan 315 things to know about Obama’s new budget proposal
Here are five things to know before President Barack Obama's 2016 budget fully emerges Monday.
Politics Dec 11Capitol staffers raise their hands to join protest over police killings
Dozens of minority congressional staffers and Capitol employees have gathered to protest the killing of unarmed black men by police. About 200 workers and a few members of Congress stood on the House steps Thursday and silently raised their arms…
Politics Nov 03Here’s how we’re calling races on election night
How will you know who won Tuesday's elections? County and state governments count the votes and eventually certify the results. But that can take weeks. Americans are used to learning most of their winners on election night, whether the news…
Health Oct 25More calls for quarantines across U.S. amid Ebola concerns
The Ebola virus's arrival in New York City and yet another West African nation - Mali - renewed questions about whether stricter travel restrictions would help lock down the deadly disease. The governors of New York and New Jersey went…