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  • Joe Biden tries to buck up Iraqis, promises training and equipment

    Joe Biden tries to buck up Iraqis, promises training and equipment
    Vice President Joe Biden called Iraq's prime minister Monday to try to smooth over a rough exchange of words between the two governments following the fall of important cities to Islamic State militants in recent days. In his call with Prime Minister...
  • Southland remembers nation's war dead

    Southland remembers nation's war dead
    From a crowded VFW hall in Oak Lawn to a sunny ceremony in Orland Park, Memorial Day was observed in a somber and reverent style Monday throughout the Southland. Rain forced Oak Lawn to move its observation from the veterans memorial near the public...
  • Trudy Rubin: An Iraqi Christian oasis away from the Islamic State

    The news from the Middle East has become so grim I am always looking for a bright spot. So, on a recent trip to Iraqi Kurdistan, it was a relief and a surprise to come across an upbeat story in an unexpected place: a church in Irbil that houses Christian...
  • Rubio pushes for foreign intervention despite a wary public

    WASHINGTON If Marco Rubio ends up as president, he'll have lots of time to convince the American public that his way is the right way on foreign policy because right now, they often don't agree with him. On some of the key foreign policy issues of the...
  • The same problems deserve same answers

    Around 1950 when I was still in high school, a gent in his 20s accused me of "having a firm grasp of the obvious." I pleaded guilty as charged. But the other side of this trait is that on occasion I grasp the obvious a decade before many others. In...
  • For an IS fighter, a paid honeymoon in caliphate's heart

    The honeymoon was a brief moment for love, away from the front lines of Syria's war. In the capital of the Islamic State group's self-proclaimed "caliphate," Syrian fighter Abu Bilal al-Homsi was united with his Tunisian bride for the first time after...
  • Defense chief's criticism of Iraqis raises policy questions

    The Islamic State group's takeover of the Iraqi provincial capital Ramadi has prompted criticism from Defense Secretary Ash Carter and raised new questions about the Obama administration's strategy to defeat the extremist group. The Islamic State group,...
  • 10 Things to Know for Tuesday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: 1. FLOODS INUNDATE TEXAS, TWISTER HITS US-MEXICO BORDER Torrential rains in the Lone Star state spawn floods that leave 12 people missing, while at...
  • Iraqi forces routinely leave U.S.-supplied weapons on battlefield for Islamic State

    Iraqi forces routinely leave U.S.-supplied weapons on battlefield for Islamic State
    The Islamic State group's takeover of the Iraqi provincial capital Ramadi has prompted criticism from Defense Secretary Ash Carter and raised new questions about the Obama administration's strategy to defeat the extremist group. The Islamic State group,...
  • Mother of veteran who committed suicide endures long wait for records

    Mother of veteran who committed suicide endures long wait for records
    Wendy Meyers' grief has evolved since her only son, Brandon, killed himself in June 2013, a few days from the third anniversary of his honorable discharge from the Marine Corps. The numbness Meyers felt that first year has long since melted into a dark,...
  • Last Maryland soldier killed in Afghanistan was overseas with son

    Last Maryland soldier killed in Afghanistan was overseas with son
    The family resemblance is clear from the photograph, even without looking at the name Turner stitched to the front of the two Army uniforms. By chance, the two men had deployed to Afghanistan at the same time — the young son on his first overseas...