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  • Cynthia M. Allen: The horrific destruction of Christianity in Iraq

    Convert to Islam, pay a religious levy or die. Those are the conditions offered to Christians and other religious minorities in northern Iraq by members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Since the Islamic State (formerly called ISIL and ISIS)...
  • Clinton takes a step away from Obama on ISIS; will Democrats follow?

    When President Obama announced airstrikes this week in Iraq to address the humanitarian crisis and contain the alarming expansion of the Islamic State across Iraq, his reluctance was visible as he repeatedly said he would not send ground troops in Iraq....
  • Sword attacker admits threatening to kill Obama, blow up courthouse

    Sword attacker admits threatening to kill Obama, blow up courthouse
    A man who attacked a tattoo artist with a sword has admitted that while he was in jail awaiting trial, he threatened to kill President Barack Obama and blow up the Orlando federal courthouse. Jason Lynn Gay, 40, pleaded guilty Wednesday to making...
  • Hawaii governor faces tough contest in primary election before hurricane

    Hawaii governor faces tough contest in primary election before hurricane
    Hawaii voters went to the polls on Saturday for the state's primary election as local authorities and residents rushed to clean up debris from one tropical storm with only a day to prepare for an approaching hurricane. Voters are to decide a Democratic...
  • Obama says tackling Iraq's insurgency will take time

    Obama says tackling Iraq's insurgency will take time
    President Barack Obama said on Saturday U.S. air strikes had destroyed arms that Islamic State militants could have used against Iraqi Kurds, but he warned there was no quick fix to a crisis that threatens to tear Iraq apart. Speaking before U.S....
  • Oracle sues Oregon over botched Obamacare exchange

    The legal battle over Oregon's dysfunctional health insurance exchange officially began this week when Oracle Corp. sued the state agency operating the exchange, alleging breach of contract and accusing Gov. John Kitzhaber of attempting to...
  • Florida Legislature passes 'nonpartisan' congressional map

    Florida Legislature passes 'nonpartisan' congressional map
    TALLAHASSEE -- Under court-order to redraw a partisan-tainted congressional map, the Florida Legislature passed a new plan Monday that tweaks seven seats in the hope of avoiding election chaos later this month.   Lawmakers were forced to re-draw the...
  • In Chicago, an anybody-but-Rahm drumbeat begins

     In Chicago, an anybody-but-Rahm drumbeat begins
    An anybody-but-Rahm movement is growing in Chicago, making big trouble for Mayor Rahm Emanuel. A new Tribune poll shows his approval rating has dropped like a stone, and now stands at an anemic 35 percent. Chicago Teachers Union President Karen...
  • Iraq's Maliki finally steps aside, paving way for new government

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Nuri al-Maliki finally bowed to pressure within Iraq and beyond on Thursday and stepped down as prime minister, paving the way for a new coalition that world and regional powers hope can quash a Sunni Islamist insurgency that threatens...
  • Missouri governor pledges 'different tone' for authorities as highway patrol takes over

    FERGUSON, Mo. Facing a withering national judgment that a community in his state had come to look like "a war zone," Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered on Thursday that the Missouri State Highway Patrol take over security of Ferguson from St. Louis County...
  • Taking an ice shower never felt so good

    Taking an ice shower never felt so good
    Martha Stewart did it. So did Justin Timberlake, Jimmy Fallon, Roger Goodell, Carson Daly, the New England Patriots, Ethel Kennedy, Mark Zuckerberg, Knightro the UCF mascot and probably someone you know. They accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge, a...