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  • ISIS -- is it too extreme to survive?

    Just how terrifying is the Sunni Muslim extremist group that's taken over a huge swath of territory in northern Iraq? Here are some clues: After seizing Iraq's second-largest city, the group, known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS,...
  • Health buzzwords on food labels are misleading consumers, study finds

    Health buzzwords on food labels are misleading consumers, study finds
    Consumers are likely to believe that “whole grain” canned pasta, “organic” candy and soda that contains “antioxidants” are more healthful than the same products without those buzzwords on the labels, researchers say....
  • Do people really overuse healthcare when it's free?

    Do people really overuse healthcare when it's free?
    Call it the "skin-in-the-game" argument: the notion that people will use medical care more sparingly -- and presumably more prudently -- if they have to pay a larger share of the costs out of their own pockets.  This is the idea behind health...
  • Obama to meet with congressional leaders as clashes continue in Iraq

    Obama to meet with congressional leaders as clashes continue in Iraq
    Forces loyal to the Iraqi government repulsed an insurgent attack on a provincial town northeast of Baghdad, state media reported Tuesday, as White House officials announced that President Obama would meet with congressional leaders to discuss the...
  • Dennis Ross, politicians discuss dangers of nuclear Iran

    The prospect for a comprehensive agreement between Iran and the P5+1 nations (the United States, Russia, China, France, United Kingdom plus Germany) by the July 20 deadline for talks is low, Ambassador Dennis Ross told an audience of 1,100 at an...
  • Two Russian journalists killed in Ukrainian attack on separatists

    Two Russian television journalists were killed Tuesday in a Ukrainian military attack on a militant roadblock near the eastern city of Luhansk, stirring accusations by the Russian government and media that Kiev's troops are targeting civilians. Reporter...
  • Medtronic's deal, plan to move base to Ireland rekindle tax debate

    WASHINGTON Medtronic Inc.'s plan to move its headquarters to Ireland after buying a device company there is reigniting a debate in Congress and elsewhere over tax rules that some think are pushing U.S. companies overseas. The $42.9 billion acquisition of...
  • American Airlines to slash Venezuela flights over trapped cash dispute

    By Girish Gupta, Reuters CARACAS — American Airlines will cut almost 80 percent of its weekly flights to Venezuela in response to the government's refusal to repatriate $750 million in revenue trapped by exchange controls. As of July 2, American...
  • U.S. talks to Iran about crisis in Iraq, militant threats, official says

    U.S. talks to Iran about crisis in Iraq, militant threats, official says
    The State Department's No. 2 diplomat spoke with Iranian counterparts Monday about the crisis in Iraq, a senior State Department official said. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns arrived in Vienna on Monday to join international negotiations on...
  • National unity requires understanding and effort

    When I was growing up in the 1940s and 1950s, we were taught in grammar school that America was a melting pot of many different national groups. All of us were descendants of immigrants, all had unique stories and all pledged allegiance to one nation....
  • Obama to meet with congressional leaders on Iraq on Wednesday

    Obama to meet with congressional leaders on Iraq on Wednesday
    WASHINGTON -  President Barack Obama invited the leaders of the Senate and House of Representatives to the White House on Wednesday for a meeting on Iraq, according to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. McConnell told reporters at the Capitol that...