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  • 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'...
  • 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...
  • Going vegan was winning move for South Florida congressman

    Going vegan was winning move for South Florida congressman
    Congressman Ted Deutch knows he's never going to attract special interest campaign contributions from Pork PAC, the political arm of the National Pork Producers Council, or Beef PAC, the political committee of the Texas Cattle Feeders Association. It'...
  • 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...
  • At a landmark Berlin rally, Merkel vows to fight anti-Semitism

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany will do all it can to fight anti-Semitism, Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a speech on Sunday, following a surge of abuse against Jews and spreading anti-Israeli sentiment aroused by the Gaza conflict. Merkel made her...
  • 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...
  • Kerry says some nations offer ground troops to fight Islamic State

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he was "extremely encouraged" by pledges of military assistance against Islamic State militants by countries inside and outside the Middle East and that some nations had offered ground troops....
  • Obama caught in a Catch-22 in Syria

    WASHINGTON -- In reluctantly deciding to take the fight against the terrorist Islamic State into Syria, President Obama finds himself caught in a political and military version of "Catch-22." He is poised to launch heavy air attacks on the Islamic...
  • Will Congress renew tax relief for homeowners' debt forgiveness?

    Congress is back from its summer vacation, so the burning financial question on thousands of homeowners' minds right now is this: Are you guys finally going to help out consumers who are underwater on their mortgages, many of whom face crushing federal...