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  • Robert Strauss dies at 95; former Democratic Party chairman

    Robert S. Strauss, a one-time chairman of the Democratic National Committee and a Washington insider who combined earthy Texas charm with raw political power, died Wednesday. He was 95. A spokesman for Strauss' Washington law firm, Akin Gump Strauss...
  • U.S. military presence in Africa growing in small ways

    U.S. military presence in Africa growing in small ways
    WASHINGTON — Amid a surge of Islamic militancy in North Africa, a team of fewer than 50 U.S. special operations troops with a single helicopter arrived at a remote base in western Tunisia last month. Their mission: train Tunisian troops in...
  • Toxic smog hangs over large swath of China but many ignore threat

    Toxic smog hangs over large swath of China but many ignore threat
    BEIJING – To mask or not to mask -- that is still a question. A huge swath of northeast China -- more than 10% of the country’s landmass -- is again engulfed in toxic smog. Beijing’s air quality index, as measured by the U.S. Embassy,...
  • Congress should decide on war in Iraq

    Congress should decide on war in Iraq
    By the spring of 1975, U.S. combat troops had been gone from Vietnam for two years. The country's long involvement there had ended, the draft had been abolished, Richard Nixon had resigned and the Americans who fought there were engaged at home in an...
  • Militants attack Iraq air base, U.S. teams deploy

    Militants attack Iraq air base, U.S. teams deploy
    Militants attacked one of Iraq's largest air bases on Wednesday as the first U.S. teams arrived to assess the Iraqi security forces and decide how to help counter a mounting Sunni insurgency. Two weeks of advances by militants spearheaded by al Qaeda...
  • U.S., Germany fail to reach surveillance agreement

    U.S., Germany fail to reach surveillance agreement
    Ruling out a "no-spy agreement" with any country, President Obama acknowledged Friday that the United States had not reached a deal with Germany to limit U.S. surveillance on its territory. The U.S. and Germany have been negotiating over mutual rules...
  • Qatar legal quagmire keeps California couple a world apart from sons

    They live on West Coast time, home school their two sons on lengthy Skype sessions and record themselves reading books so their children can remember their voices. Forced to remain in Qatar while they fight prison sentences for the death of their...
  • Thirty-year vacation produces myriad memories

    Thirty-year vacation produces myriad memories
    During a media session prior to the February 2009 Super Bowl between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin pointed at me and said, "You owe me for getting you a week's vacation in Tampa." Tomlin was right. Sort of....
  • Obama blocks visa for Iran's U.N. ambassador

    WASHINGTON — President Obama signed into law a bill Friday that will block Iran’s new ambassador to the United Nations from entering the United States. The measure is the first substantial bill from Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a likely Republican...
  • Report: Poor planning led to River Forest diplomat's death in Afghanistan

    Report: Poor planning led to River Forest diplomat's death in Afghanistan
    A U.S. mission to deliver books to a school in Afghanistan that ended in the death of a young foreign service officer from River Forest was plagued by poor planning that “failed at all levels,” according to a scathing Army report obtained by...
  • Bowe Bergdahl's captors: Who, where and why?

    The armed Taliban fighters who captured Bowe Bergdahl in southeastern Afghanistan on June 30, 2009, quickly handed him to a far more dangerous group that shuttled him between hide-outs in Pakistan's rugged tribal belt for the next five years. For much...