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  • Go ahead, take the ice bucket challenge

    What do Lady Gaga, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and the cast of "Grey's Anatomy" have in common? They've all dumped buckets of ice water over their heads in the name of ending a deadly neurodegenerative disease. You could be next. As of Monday, the ice...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Hillary gets criticism from right and left on break with Obama

    WASHINGTON Hillary Clinton isn't running for president yet, but she's already learning that it's not easy running away from her former boss, even if he's unpopular. After spending a year and a half praising Barack Obama, the former secretary of state...
  • U.S. ready to help new Iraq leader; sends 130 additional troops

    BAGHDAD - Iraq's new prime minister-designate won swift endorsements from uneasy mutual allies the United States and Iran on Tuesday as he called on political leaders to end crippling feuds that have let jihadists seize a third of the country. Haider al-...
  • Ineffective balancing act

    Nearly six years into the presidency of Barack Obama, it remains impossible to concisely explain the administration's foreign policy. The most recent manifestation —described last week by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as, "Don't do...