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Nation May 07House committee seeks new details on surveillance targeting foreigners
Even though the bulk collection of Americans' telephone records has ended, calls and emails are still being swept up by U.S. surveillance work targeting foreigners. Congress is making a renewed push to find out how many.
World Mar 02U.S. sanctions North Koreans for missile, nuclear programs
WASHINGTON — The United States is sanctioning a dozen individuals and five organizations tied to North Korea's nuclear and weapons proliferation efforts.
Nation Dec 14Bergdahl to face desertion charge in general court-martial
WASHINGTON -- Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive by the Taliban for five years and freed in exchange for five detainees in Guantanamo Bay, will face charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy in a general court-martial,…
Nation Dec 11U.S. officials search for missed red flags ahead of San Bernardino shooting
WASHINGTON — The U.S. government appears not to have picked up on extremist messages exchanged during the online courtship two years ago between the American-born man accused in the California shootings and his then-fiancée in Pakistan, according to lawmakers detailing…
Politics Dec 10Democratic leader Reid criticizes Scalia for using ‘racist’ rhetoric
Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid on Thursday blasted Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia for uttering what he called "racist ideas" from the bench of the nation's highest court. Scalia on Wednesday suggested it's possible that some black students would benefit…
World Dec 01U.S. to deploy more special forces to Iraq and Syria
The U.S. is expanding its special operations force in Iraq and Syria to help fight Islamic State militants, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Tuesday.
Politics Nov 20House Democrat, Republican urge Obama to focus on ISIS not Assad
In an unusual alliance, a House Democrat and Republican have teamed up to urge the Obama administration to stop trying to overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad and focus all its efforts on destroying Islamic State militants.
Nation Nov 17Mother of slain journalist wants U.S. to review hostage policy
The mother of American journalist James Foley, who was publicly beheaded in August 2014 by the Islamic State, says her family felt abandoned by the American government. She wants to see a review of the U.S. hostage policy.
World Nov 13Changing Guantanamo prison’s ZIP code isn’t a fix, critics argue
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's quest to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, perhaps by moving some detainees to the United States, has fostered an unusual alliance between his congressional critics and liberal-leaning advocacy groups that say changing the detention…
Politics Nov 10Congress OKs bill banning Guantanamo detainees from U.S.
WASHINGTON -- Congress passed a $607 billion defense policy bill Tuesday that bans moving Guantanamo Bay detainees to the United States -- something Barack Obama has been trying to do since he was sworn in as president.