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Politics Jul 24Convicted spy Jonathan Pollard could be freed from prison soon
WASHINGTON -- Convicted American spy Jonathan Pollard could be released from federal prison within months.
Nation Jul 24New inquiry into Clinton emails fuels political questions
WASHINGTON -- A new letter by intelligence investigators to the Justice Department says secret government information may have been compromised in Hillary Rodham Clinton's private server, underscoring an inescapable reality for her presidential campaign: Email is forever.
World Jul 23Turkey allows U.S. to use key base to launch airstrikes against Islamic State
Turkey has agreed to let the U.S. military use a key air base near the border with Syria to launch airstrikes against the Islamic State, senior Obama administration officials said Thursday, giving a boost to the U.S.-led coalition amid a…
Politics Jul 20New era begins as Cuba raises flag at embassy in U.S.
The United States and Cuba restored full diplomatic relations Monday after more than five decades of frosty relations rooted in the Cold War.
World Jul 14Iran agrees to landmark nuclear deal
Any deal will go to the U.N. Security Council, which is expected to endorse it by the end of the month, to start the mechanics of implementation — long-term, verifiable limits on Iranian nuclear programs that could be used to…
Politics Jul 13Iran nuclear agreement expected to come Tuesday
VIENNA -- Disputes over attempts to probe Tehran's alleged work on nuclear weapons unexpectedly persisted Monday, diplomats said, threatening plans to wrap up an Iran nuclear deal by midnight -- the latest in a series of deadlines for the negotiations.
World Jul 02Iran takes hard line on inspections, sanctions at nuke talks
VIENNA — Iran took a hard line Thursday on two of the biggest demands of world powers in a final nuclear accord, rejecting any extraordinary inspection rules and threatening to ramp up enrichment of bomb-making material if the United States…
World Jun 19Report: Islamic State, Boko Haram contribute to spike in global terrorism
Extremists in Iraq, Afghanistan and Nigeria unleashed a savage rise in violence between 2013 and 2014, according to new statistics released by the State Department. Attacks largely at the hands of the Islamic State and Boko Haram raised the number…
World May 29Cuba removed from U.S. terror list
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday formally removed Cuba from a U.S. terrorism blacklist as part of the process of normalizing relations between the Cold War foes.
Politics May 23Sliver of Clinton emails hint at lingering political trouble
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email account about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi that was later classified "secret" at the request of the FBI, underscoring lingering questions about how…