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  • A Teacher Uses Red Pens To Help Students And Syria

    A Teacher Uses Red Pens To Help Students And Syria
        Red Pens, everyone has used them, especially teachers. But one teacher takes their love for red pens to a whole different level. This teachers name is Dylan Connor.             Mr. Connor is a Latin teacher at Bunnell High School in Stratford...
  • Obama: Fight against Islamic State progressing, but still a long slog

    Obama: Fight against Islamic State progressing, but still a long slog
    President Barack Obama portrayed the U.S.-led coalition Monday as gaining ground against the Islamic State amid an expanded U.S. effort and ample signs of progress, but conceded more difficulties ahead in fighting what he described as a nimble and...
  • Defense secretary praises Kurdish militia's help on the ground in Syria

    WASHINGTON Nearly a year into a bombing campaign intended to degrade and destroy the Islamic State group, the United States finally may have found a reliable partner on the ground in Syria. In comments Monday, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter acknowledged...
  • As Iran nuclear deadline nears, analysts ask if better US relations will follow

    WASHINGTON Seated on a dais above thousands of cheering loyalists and the country's elite, Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei restated a key tenet of his late predecessor and the leader of the 1979 Islamic Revolution: relentless, uncompromising...
  • Why isn't US tougher on Turkey's hesitance to fight Islamic State?

    WASHINGTON Last fall, when faced with questions about why NATO partner and regional ally Turkey wasn't pulling its weight in the fight against the Islamic State, Secretary of State John Kerry insisted that there was "no discrepancy" between U.S. and...
  • Syrian troops and Hezbollah besiege border mountain resort

    Syrian elite forces backed by Hezbollah fighters besieged a rebel-held mountain resort near the border with Lebanon on Saturday under the cover of intense airstrikes by Syria's air forces, activists and official media outlets reported. The capture of...
  • As Greece stands on the brink, the consequences are more than economic

    As Greece stands on the brink, the consequences are more than economic
    Tucked in a tough corner of Europe, Athens has been battling foreign invasions at least as long as records can tell the tale. So as this deeply divided nation prepares for a Sunday vote about whether to swallow more painful austerity from Europe, the...
  • Obama's counterterrorism policy facing mounting criticism

    At the CIA's Counterterrorism Center, it was a cause for celebration: Meticulous intelligence analysis backed by Hellfire missiles had paid off, once again. The CIA launched a drone strike last month on a Yemeni beach at three men it determined were al-...
  • IS says it destroyed archaeological pieces from Palmyra

    Islamic State group militants have destroyed six archaeological pieces from the historic town of Palmyra that were confiscated from a smuggler, the group said. An IS statement, released late Thursday, said the six busts were found when the smuggler was...
  • Islamic State says it ordered Palmyra statues smashed

    Islamic State says it ordered Palmyra statues smashed
    Islamic State fighters smashed several smuggled artifacts from the ancient city of Palmyra, according to the militant group, raising new concern about the fate of the Syrian site’s spectacular monuments. The group's media office issued a statement...
  • Turkey hopes to coordinate with Kurds against Islamic State

    ISTANBUL Turkey said Friday that it will reach out to the Syrian Kurdish militia that it previously condemned, hoping to establish establishing a working relationship that would prevent the Islamic State group from seizing areas north of Aleppo. But...