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  • Afghan rivals sign deal on unity government ending standoff

    Afghanistan’s election rivals signed an agreement Sunday forming a unity government with former finance minister Ashraf Ghani as president, ending a months-long standoff over a disputed runoff vote. The brief signing ceremony at the presidential...
  • Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg signals she has no plans to retire soon

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg signals she has no plans to retire soon
    When Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg walked from behind a stage curtain on a recent Friday afternoon, a huge roar went up from the jammed auditorium at George Washington University. "Everyone here is thrilled to be in the presence of the Notorious R.B.G.!"...
  • White House intruder was an Army vet with PTSD, family says

    The intruder who scaled a White House fence and made it through the front doors was an Army veteran diagnosed with combat trauma, but authorities said Saturday the case was still under investigation. A family member in California said Omar J. Gonzalez,...
  • U.S.: Other countries willing to launch air strikes in Syria

    U.S.: Other countries willing to launch air strikes in Syria
    The United States says other countries are willing to launch air strikes in Syria against Islamic State militants and its U.N. ambassador predicted on Sunday: "We will not do the air strikes alone." Washington is trying to build an international...
  • Sept. 22 Letters: SOL scores, President Obama, ISIS fight, Southeast Community

    The Sept. 18 editorial, "Failing marks for schools" is right on target and a logical follow-up to the article on "SOL pass rates" in the Aug. 28 edition. The data presented in the earlier article clearly shows that students in certain localities are not...
  • U.S. military struggles to preserve options in Islamic State fight

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As America re-engages with Iraq and deepens its involvement in the region's web of sectarian conflicts, the Pentagon has made a practical assessment of the brutal job of stabilizing Baghdad: in the future, U.S. forces may be...
  • How do you spell 'thrilled?' Bee champ meets the president

    WASHINGTON Scripps National Spelling Bee co-champion Ansun Sujoe of Fort Worth, Texas, thought things were finally settling down after the hoopla of winning the nail-biting final in May. But last Monday, Sujoe, 13, got the greatest thrill of victory:...
  • Selling Mitch McConnell: What's love got to do with it?

    PADUCAH Ky (Reuters) - Mitch McConnell is hardly a lovable guy. The Republican leader in the U.S. Senate has a dour public persona and many of his constituents don't view him as a "real Kentuckian," according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll that underscores...
  • White House intruder was armed with knife: officials

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Texas man arrested on Friday for charging at the White House was armed with a knife when he climbed a fence and made it into the executive mansion after President Barack Obama had departed, the U.S. Attorney's Office said on...
  • ISIS draws us in and elevates its supreme stature to nemesis

    What was the Islamic State thinking? We know it is sophisticated in its use of modern media. But what was the logic of propagating to the world videos of its beheadings of two Americans (and subsequently a Briton) — sure to inflame public opinion?...
  • Obama may resist ground war but escalation may be logical

    President Obama is adamant that the war against the Islamic State will not escalate to the use of U.S. ground troops. But the more I see and hear of his strategy, the more I fear that "mission creep" — even if the president resists it — is...