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Politics Jul 14Democrats skeptical of Iran nuclear deal, GOP mostly hostile
WASHINGTON — Some of President Barack Obama's fellow Democrats expressed skepticism and Republicans voiced outright hostility Tuesday to the landmark Iranian nuclear deal.
Nation Jun 23Hacker used federal contractor’s credentials, government director says
The head of the government department that suffered two massive cyberattacks says a hacker gained access to the agency's records with a credential used by a federal contractor.
World Jun 17Carter: Iraqi training goal to fall short by 17,000 recruits
WASHINGTON — The effort to train Iraqi forces to fight Islamic State militants has been slowed by a lack of recruits and the U.S. will not meet its goal to train 24,000 by this fall, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said…
Nation Jun 16Senate votes to ban torture
The Senate has passed a measure aimed at ensuring that the United States never tortures detainees again.
Politics Jun 07New surveillance law makes nuclear treaties possible, senior advisers say
Tucked into the surveillance bill that became law was a little-noticed section that will let the United States complete ratification of two long-stalled treaties aimed at stopping a frightening scenario: terrorists wielding radioactive bombs.
World May 27Guantanamo inmates swapped for Bergdahl could move freely
WASHINGTON — Five senior Taliban leaders released last year from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl could move freely around the world next week as their one-year travel ban expires.
World May 10Gulf nation leaders look to Obama for reassurance of fears over Iran
Leaders of Gulf nations unnerved by Washington's nuclear talks with Iran and Tehran's meddling across the Mideast look to President Barack Obama to promise more than words and weapons at Thursday's Camp David summit.
Politics May 07U.S. Senate almost unanimously approves Iran nuclear negotiations bill
The Senate has passed a bipartisan bill to give Congress a chance to review — and possibly reject — any final nuclear deal with Iran.
Politics May 07Senate to hold test vote on Iran nuclear bill
WASHINGTON — Legislation giving Congress a chance to review and possibly reject any final nuclear deal with Iran is facing a test vote in the Senate.
Nation Apr 23American who was spokesman for Osama bin Laden killed
WASHINGTON — Adam Gadahn, a former Little Leaguer who grew up to become a spokesman for Osama bin Laden, was born in 1978 in Oregon as Adam Pearlman. He was killed in a drone strike in January.