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  • U.S. orders diplomats' families to leave Liberia as Ebola spreads to fifth country

    U.S. orders diplomats' families to leave Liberia as Ebola spreads to fifth country
    The director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday he has activated the agency's emergency operation center at the highest response level to help respond to the worst Ebola outbreak in history, which has killed 932...
  • U.S. may fly aid soon to civilians trapped on Iraq mountain

    U.S. may fly aid soon to civilians trapped on Iraq mountain
    The United States has approved military air drops of humanitarian supplies in northern Iraq for religious minorities fleeing attacks by Islamist militants and they could start at any time, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday. Officials said...
  • Islamic State grabs more territory in Iraq, reportedly seizes major dam

    A breakaway Al Qaeda group that already holds sway in large swaths of Iraq and Syria made new territorial gains Thursday in northern Iraq, reportedly overrunning a major Christian town and seizing the nation’s largest dam. The fresh advances by...
  • George A. Nation III: Competition for public schools will raise education quality

    This summer when I received my property tax bill from the Bethlehem Area School District, I found that it included a letter from the school board president, Michael Faccinetto. The letter's first sentence assured me that Bethlehem's budget "balances...
  • Walker Says Somers is Breaking Reagan's '11th Commandment'

    Walker Says Somers is Breaking Reagan's '11<sup>t</sup><sup>h</sup> Commandment'
    HARTFORD — It's known as Ronald Reagan's 11th Commandment: "Thou Shalt Not Speak Ill of Any Fellow Republican.'' And now David Walker of Bridgeport, one of the Republicans running for lieutenant governor in Connecticut, is accusing his opponent,...
  • Deadly clash in China: An ambush by Uighurs or a government massacre?

    What happened in the dead of night on a desolate road near a desert oasis in northwestern China is so shrouded in mystery that it would seem that nearly everybody who witnessed it took an oath of silence — or is dead. But the most reliable...
  • U.S. airdrops food aid to Iraqis trapped after fleeing militants

    U.S. airdrops food aid to Iraqis trapped after fleeing militants
    U.S. cargo planes escorted by fighter jets dropped food, water and other supplies Thursday for tens of thousands of people who fled an advance by Sunni militant fighters in northern Iraq and are stranded on a barren mountain in danger of starvation, U.S....
  • Russia begins implementing food embargo against U.S. and allies

    Russia begins implementing food embargo against U.S. and allies
    Russia on Thursday began rolling out a sweeping embargo on food imports from the United States, members of the European Union and allied nations in response to those countries' economic sanctions for Moscow's aggressiveness in Ukraine. Prime Minister...
  • Do top-flight, foreign airlines get unfair lift in U.S.?

     Do top-flight, foreign airlines get unfair lift in U.S.?
    The world's highest-rated overseas airlines have entered the Chicago market in recent years, including one last week, highlighting economic opportunity for Chicago but also fueling controversy about whether foreign carriers have an unfair advantage over...
  • President Obama's remarks on Iraq

    President Obama's remarks on Iraq
    The White House has released the following transcript of President Obama's remarks on Thursday: "Good evening. Today I authorized two operations in Iraq: targeted airstrikes to protect our American personnel, and a humanitarian effort to help save...
  • Republicans hold national meeting in Obama's hometown, tout 'permanent ground game'

    Republicans hold national meeting in Obama's hometown, tout 'permanent ground game'
    Top national Republicans held their summer meeting in Chicago today in a symbolic defiance to hometown President Barack Obama, Illinois’ blue-state status and Democrats who control the Senate, and vowed an expensive and expansive mid-term campaign...