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  • Push for cheaper alternatives to immigrant detention grows

    Push for cheaper alternatives to immigrant detention grows
    Luis Segura, a construction worker from El Salvador facing deportation, recently spent more than six months behind bars at an immigrant detention center in the Mojave Desert. His stay, at $118 a night, cost taxpayers about $22,000. A few months ago,...
  • Tribal people desperately cling to tradition in Omo Valley, Ethiopia

    Tribal people desperately cling to tradition in Omo Valley, Ethiopia
    With every generation, the chance to see some of the world's last tribal people living authentically dwindles. When I visited the Omo Valley in southern Ethiopia almost two decades ago, there were few dirt roads, and tribes lived in mud huts and were...
  • Critics attack soldier swap

    Critics attack soldier swap
    The release of America's only prisoner of war in Afghanistan in a trade for five senior Taliban commanders from U.S. custody took only minutes Saturday. But it followed 31/2 years of secret on-and-off negotiations that produced far less than the White...
  • Eric Shinseki steps down as VA chief amid wait list scandal

    Eric Shinseki steps down as VA chief amid wait list scandal
    After weeks of being bombarded by some veterans groups and lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle, Eric K. Shinseki bowed to the inevitable Friday and stepped down as secretary of Veterans Affairs, saying he wanted to avoid being a distraction...
  • Palestinian unity government to be sworn in Monday, Mahmoud Abbas says

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday that a coalition government to be formed by his Fatah party and its rival, the militant group Hamas, will be sworn in Monday. The new government will adopt his political program, Abbas said,...
  • Freed U.S. soldier Bergdahl flown out of Afghanistan

    Freed U.S. soldier Bergdahl flown out of Afghanistan
    The sole American prisoner of war held in Afghanistan was flown to a U.S. military hospital in Germany on Sunday after being freed in a swap deal for five Taliban militants who were released from the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba. Army Sergeant Bowe...
  • Hagel says U.S. acted swiftly to protect ex-POW Bowe Bergdahl's safety

    Hagel says U.S. acted swiftly to protect ex-POW Bowe Bergdahl's safety
    Senior Republicans on Sunday criticized President Obama for releasing five Taliban prisoners to secure the return of an American prisoner of war, arguing that it breached longstanding U.S. policy against negotiating with terrorists.   “What does...
  • U.S. lawmakers warn of danger from Iraq militants

    U.S. lawmakers warn of danger from Iraq militants
    Members of Congress and retired military officials called Sunday for the U.S. to more actively help the Iraqi government in response to the lightning-fast advance of Sunni Islamic fighters to areas 45 minutes outside Baghdad. The Obama administration...
  • Explosions rock Baghdad; militants post gruesome execution photos

    Explosions rock Baghdad; militants post gruesome execution photos
    Gruesome photos posted online Sunday by an Al Qaeda splinter group show the summary executions of dozens of captive Iraqi soldiers in the group's attack on a city in central Iraq and are believed to be authentic, military officials have acknowledged....
  • Purported executions in Iraq recall mass sectarian killings

    In a chilling reminder of the mass sectarian killings eight years ago, an Al Qaeda splinter group that is waging a major offensive in Iraq posted gruesome photos online Sunday purporting to show the summary executions of dozens, perhaps hundreds, of Iraqi...
  • Embassy staff evacuated as Iraqi rebels seize northwest town

    Embassy staff evacuated as Iraqi rebels seize northwest town
    The United States is beefing up security at its embassy in Baghdad and will evacuate some workers out of the Iraqi capital, the U.S. State Department said on Sunday. The move comes as Sunni insurgents seized a mainly ethnic Turkmen city in northwestern ...