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  • Is the Islamic State really un-Islamic? [Commentary]

    Is the Islamic State really un-Islamic? [Commentary]
    "Now let's make two things clear: ISIL is not Islamic. No religion condones the killing of innocents, and the vast majority of ISIL's victims have been Muslim. And ISIL is certainly not a state." -- President Barack Obama in his address to the nation on...
  • Obama was 'shocked' by Rice video, chief of staff says

    Obama was 'shocked' by Rice video, chief of staff says
    White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said Sunday that President Obama was "shocked" by the video of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice hitting his then fiancee and a Democratic senator called the National Football League's handling of the...
  • Obama to detail plans on Ebola offensive on Tuesday: report

    President Barack Obama is expected to detail on Tuesday a plan to boost his country's involvement in mitigating the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. The plan would involve a greater involvement of the U.S....
  • Potential U.S. allies? Syrian rebel groups at a glance

    Potential U.S. allies? Syrian rebel groups at a glance
    President Obama has said a key part of his strategy to degrade and defeat Islamic State militants will be working with moderate Syrian opposition groups. He has called on Congress to authorize $500 million to train and arm Syrian rebels to become America'...
  • Mohammed Khaku: In wake of Ray Rice video, community must address domestic violence

    Mohammed Khaku: In wake of Ray Rice video, community must address domestic violence
    In the wake of the TMZ video of Ray Rice slugging his now-wife in a casino elevator, the Baltimore Ravens terminating his contract and the NFL giving him an indefinite suspension were appropriate. Rice possibly losing his career will bring light to the...
  • Wasserman Schultz isn't sure whether to add Burger King to boycott list

    Wasserman Schultz isn't sure whether to add Burger King to boycott list
    U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz banned Chick-fil-A from her family's diet and urged a boycott of the Hobby Lobby crafts chain. But she said Monday she hasn't decided whether to stop patronizing Burger King over the Miami-based company's decision to...
  • Hillary Clinton, with Bill in tow, returns to Iowa: 'I'm back!'

    Hillary Clinton, with Bill in tow, returns to Iowa: 'I'm back!'
    Hillary Rodham Clinton returned Sunday to Iowa for the first time since her devastating loss in the state’s 2008 presidential caucuses and dropped a few hints but nothing definite about her intentions regarding another run in 2016. "I’m...
  • Tony Auth, Pulitzer-winning cartoonist, dies at 72

    PHILADELPHIA Tony Auth, 72, the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist and mainstay of the Philadelphia Inquirer's editorial page for four decades before resigning in 2012 to become a digital artist, died Sunday. Auth had been under treatment for metastatic...
  • Federal agencies mulling threat of tax debtors holding security clearances

    Federal agencies mulling threat of tax debtors holding security clearances
    The officials who are responsible for safeguarding the nation's intelligence secrets are trying to figure out how to better vet millions of employees and contractors with security clearances, after auditors found that some of those workers owed more...
  • White House seeks to win over skeptics on Islamic State fight

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top White House aide on Sunday defended President Barack Obama's plan to fight Islamic State militants, as the administration sought to persuade the U.S. Congress to back an escalation of the effort. The Obama administration...
  • Feds issue rule for honoring fallen employees with flag

    Feds issue rule for honoring fallen employees with flag
    Getting a flag from the federal government wouldn't have provided much consolation for the family of the U.S. Postal Service employee who was shot to death last year on his route in Prince George's County. But June Barnette, a great-uncle of Tyson...