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  • 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...
  • Kenyan president blames 'local political networks' for deadly attacks

    When President Uhuru Kenyatta blamed "local political networks" on Tuesday for extremist attacks on several coastal villages, Kenyans were left wondering whom to believe: their president or the Somali terrorist group that claimed responsibility. The...
  • Disillusioned Washington and the Middle East

    The Marines -- 250 of them, together with carrier air support and Marine Corps Osprey support craft -- have been dispatched to save the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, the "biggest in the world," "the size of the Vatican City," with its swimming pools and...
  • 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,...
  • IPC The Hospitalist defrauded Medicare and Medicaid, U.S. lawsuit says

    The U.S. Justice Department has accused a North Hollywood healthcare company of defrauding the federal government of millions of dollars by overbilling for services its doctors performed. In a lawsuit filed Monday in Chicago, federal lawyers said IPC...
  • Iraq says it stopped Islamic militants 35 miles from Baghdad

    Iraq says it stopped Islamic militants 35 miles from Baghdad
    Islamic insurgents who swept through northern and central Iraq, inflicting humiliating defeats on government forces, met tough resistance Tuesday on the northeast approaches to the capital and officials said the advance had been halted. Amid heavy...
  • Brazil targets sex tourism before the World Cup

    Brazil targets sex tourism before the World Cup
    Between a cluster of bars in this small coastal town, middle-aged European men hover around dozens of fresh-faced Brazilian women in tight dresses. Around the corner, two girls who look to be in their teens flag down cars, signaling their availability...
  • Palestinian leader says unified government will recognize Israel

    RAMALLAH, West Bank — Seeking to calm critics of his reconciliation efforts with the militant Hamas group, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday the unity government he plans to head will renounce violence and recognize Israel....
  • Obama could spare Israel terrible outcome

    The merciful death that has, at last, been administered to Secretary of State John Kerry's foredoomed Israel-Palestinian settlement talks has been greeted by little beyond silence in the international community. Anyone possessing a modicum of reason knew...
  • White House: China should account for Tiananmen victims

    White House: China should account for Tiananmen victims
    On the 25th anniversary of the crackdown culminating at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, the White House on Wednesday called on Chinese authorities to account for those killed, detained or missing in connection with the military assault on pro-...