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  • President Obama chooses his words carefully on Michael Brown

    President Obama chooses his words carefully on Michael Brown
    As they watched police in military gear spread tear gas in a St. Louis suburb in recent days, White House aides knew President Obama would be expected to weigh in on race. But rather than bold words, Obama's reaction in this case has been shaped by an...
  • Republican-turned-independent former Senator Jeffords dies

    Republican-turned-independent former Senator Jeffords dies
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - James Jeffords, a soft-spoken Vermonter whose defection from the Republican Party in 2001 created an unprecedented power shift in the U.S. Senate and gave Democrats control of the chamber for 18 months, died on Monday at age 80, his...
  • Iraqis, U.S. recapture Mosul Dam from Islamic State, Obama says

    IRBIL, Iraq Iraqi and Kurdish troops, backed by heavy U.S. air support, recaptured Iraq's largest dam Monday, the most significant victory over the Islamic State since the militants overran almost half of Iraq in mid-June. It remained to be seen...
  • Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson becomes an international incident

    Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson becomes an international incident
    Amnesty International has sent monitors to the scene. Palestinians are tweeting advice on how to cope with tear gas. Tibetan monks have showed up to offer prayers. Russian officials, Iran’s official news agency and China’s state-run media...
  • Obama returns from vacation, to meet with Holder on Ferguson crisis

    President Obama plans to meet with Atty. Gen. Eric Holder on the unfolding crisis in Ferguson on Monday after a violent night of demonstrations in the Missouri community rocked by the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager. Obama is in the...
  • Obama to speak about Iraq, Ferguson at 4 p.m.: White House

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will speak about developments in Iraq and civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri at 4 p.m. EDT (2000 GMT), the White House said on Monday. (Reporting by Mark Felsenthal; Editing by Eric Walsh)
  • Jim Jeffords dies at 80; Vermont senator who left the GOP in 2001

    Although he made his career in politics, Jim Jeffords was a modest man who disliked cameras and speeches. In May 2001, however, the three-term senator from Vermont found himself in the spotlight when he quit the Republican Party and tipped the Senate...
  • With an ill-timed slap at Obama, Hillary falters

    WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton's tactical retreat in her soft apology and meet-up with President Obama at Martha's Vineyard, after her ill-timed criticism of his "failure" in aiding Syrian refugees, indicates she may not be quite ready to put her best foot...
  • Former Vermont Senator James Jeffords dies at 80

    Former Vermont Senator James Jeffords dies at 80
    James Jeffords, a soft-spoken Vermonter whose defection from the Republican Party in 2001 created an unprecedented power shift in the U.S. Senate and gave Democrats control of the chamber for 18 months, has died at age 80, U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy...
  • Pope says legitimate for world to stop Islamist aggression in Iraq

    Pope says legitimate for world to stop Islamist aggression in Iraq
    ROME (Reuters) - Pope Francis said on Monday the international community would be justified in stopping Islamist militants in Iraq, but that it should not be up to a single nation to decide how to intervene in the conflict. The leader of the world's 1....
  • A first step in reining in the NSA

    A little more than a year after former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden revealed that the federal government was collecting and storing the telephone records of millions of Americans, Congress is poised to end the program and provide...