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  • Four detainees released from Guantanamo Bay to Afghanistan

    Four detainees released from Guantanamo Bay to Afghanistan
    The Pentagon announced Saturday that four detainees have been sent home to Afghanistan from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay as part of the U.S. government's ongoing release of former terrorism suspects who have been held for years. Shawali Khan,...
  • With Cuba move, Obama doubles down on strategy of engagement

    With Cuba move, Obama doubles down on strategy of engagement
    President Obama came to office in 2009 with a grand plan to reshape U.S. foreign relations through outreach to hostile governments. In his first term, his overtures to Iran, Russia, Syria, North Korea and others produced limited payoff. But with his...
  • Hadassah 'gate keepers' gather

    Hadassah 'gate keepers' gather
    More than 160 special donors from the Florida Atlantic Region of Hadassah's "Keepers of the Gate" annual giving program attended a gala brunch on Dec 14, at the Polo Club in Boca Raton, celebrating its Chai anniversary. Founded 18 years ago by a small...
  • U.S. Army refers Bergdahl case to commander, punishment possible

    A U.S. general will decide whether to pursue disciplinary action against Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl over his 2009 disappearance from his base in Afghanistan, after the Army said on Monday it forwarded the findings of its investigation to him. General Mark...
  • Brazil's Rousseff stands by Petrobras CEO, says pessimism overblown

    Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff said on Monday she has no plans to replace the chief executive officer of state-run oil firm Petrobras, saying there was no evidence that senior management was involved in a graft scandal at the company. Speaking at a...
  • Sen. Roberts returns from Iraq newly confident in U.S. mission: 'This strategy is working'

    WASHINGTON Republican Sen. Pat Roberts returned Monday from a clandestine trip to Iraq to visit Kansas soldiers, bringing with him a new-found support for a U.S. military mission that he previously criticized for being "much too vague" and dependent on...
  • 2016 beckons women into politics

    2016 beckons women into politics
    Come January, the U.S. House and Senate will have 104 women members. On the surface, that is a huge accomplishment. It has taken women nearly 100 years — since 1916, when Montana elected Republican Jeannette Rankin to the House — to...
  • No: Arming students could create pathway to disaster

    No: Arming students could create pathway to disaster
    When 20-year old Florida State University student Ashley Cowie was accidentally shot and killed, dying in her twin sister's arms at a fraternity party in 2011, John Thrasher was the Florida Senate's powerful Rules Committee chairman. At the time, a bill...
  • Parties unite for congressional lawmakers' farewell speeches

    Parties unite for congressional lawmakers' farewell speeches
    Along with acrimonious backroom deals, late-night hours and stale take-out dinners is another tradition of the final days of Congress: the goodbyes. This year's farewell addresses offered an alternative view of the era of divided government — a...
  • Obama vows to 'do everything I can' to close Guantanamo

    Obama vows to 'do everything I can' to close Guantanamo
    President Barack Obama said in a TV interview set for broadcast Sunday that he will do "everything I can" to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, after four Afghan detainees held there were sent home. Obama promised to shut the...
  • Obama vows 'do everything I can' to close Guantanamo: CNN interview

    U.S. president Barack Obama said in a TV interview set for broadcast on Sunday that he will do "everything I can" to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, after four Afghan detainees held there were sent home. Obama promised to shut the...