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  • Israeli leaders offer conflicting views of what's next

    Israeli leaders offer conflicting views of what's next
    Israeli leaders are presenting conflicting views of the country's future amid the stalled peace talks with Palestinians, reflecting sharp differences within Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's governing coalition. Several government ministers have...
  • Syrian President Bashar Assad declares general amnesty for prisoners

    Syrian President Bashar Assad declares general amnesty for prisoners
    Syrian President Bashar Assad, who won reelection last week amid the country's three-year civil war, issued a general amnesty for prisoners Monday. The Syrian state news agency SANA reported that the wide-ranging edict included the commuting of death...
  • If Brazil cares about its legacy, it won't silence World Cup protesters

    If Brazil cares about its legacy, it won't silence World Cup protesters
    Brazilian officials want the world to believe that there’s nothing extraordinary about the strikes and protests that have vexed the country in the year leading up to the 2014 World Cup. “I would say it’s almost natural,” said...
  • Las Vegas shooters saw government as the enemy

    Las Vegas shooters saw government as the enemy
    They were happily married and unhappily American. Six months ago, Jerad and Amanda Miller left home in Indiana on a cross-country road trip with their two cats to start a new life in Las Vegas. Amanda, 22, had a part-time job at Hobby Lobby; Jerad, 31,...
  • Rachel Marsden: CIA makes an ill-advised foray into the Twitterverse

    PARIS -- On June 6, the Central Intelligence Agency joined the social media platform Twitter with its first tweet: "We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet." Presumably this is an attempt by the agency to develop its "brand." Here's...
  • Whatever happened the 'blind justice' at the Supreme Court?

    The piece about Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. was honestly frightening, and it left me asking, once again, why there are "conservative" and "liberal" voices on the Supreme Court. Whatever happened to "blind justice," wherein everyone is...
  • Navy veteran accused of stealing from files of famed historian grandfather

    Navy veteran accused of stealing from files of famed historian grandfather
    A grandson of the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Samuel Eliot Morison has been charged with stealing nearly three boxes of documents that his grandfather used to write a 15-volume history of World War II commissioned by President Franklin D. Roosevelt....
  • Rawlings-Blake voices concern over immigrant shelter

    Rawlings-Blake voices concern over immigrant shelter
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake — who has gained a national reputation for welcoming Hispanic families to Baltimore — joined a growing chorus of Maryland officials Tuesday raising concerns over a proposal to turn a vacant office building in the...
  • White House plans more transfers from Guantanamo prison

    The White House is making plans to transfer more detainees from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay despite the mounting political furor over the exchange of five Taliban prisoners for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, officials said Tuesday. Caitlin...
  • European Union launches probe of tax breaks for Apple, Starbucks, Fiat

    European Union officials said Wednesday they had launched an investigation into whether Ireland and two other member nations were providing improper tax breaks to Apple Inc., Starbucks Corp. and Fiat Group. The announcement came as the U.S. and other...
  • U.S. focus is on boosting Iraqi forces, not air strikes

    U.S. focus is on boosting Iraqi forces, not air strikes
    The White House signaled on Wednesday that it was looking to strengthen Iraqi forces to help them deal with an insurgency rather than to meet what one U.S. official said were past Iraqi requests for U.S. air strikes. An Obama administration official who...