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  • U.S. releases Guantanamo prisoner to Saudi Arabia

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Saudi inmate held for 12 years at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on suspicion of fighting in Afghanistan for al Qaeda has been transferred to Saudi Arabia, the U.S. Defense Department said on Saturday. Muhammad Murdi...
  • U.S. plans to arm Iraq's Sunni tribesmen with AK-47s, RPGs, mortars

    By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States plans to buy arms for Sunni tribesmen in Iraq including AK-47s, rocket-propelled grenades and mortar rounds to help bolster the battle against Islamic State militants in Anbar province, according...
  • US releases 'forever prisoner' from Guantanamo to Saudis

    The U.S. military released to Saudi Arabia this week a captive who was held at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for a dozen years, was never charged with a crime but was categorized for a time as a "forever prisoner." A Saudi plane fetched...
  • Politics as Usual

    Bigger checks coming for state officials It's that time again, when Pennsylvania elected and appointed officials get an extra chunk of change added to their paychecks. The annual cost-of-living adjustment — based on changes in the consumer price...
  • Republicans want to oppose Obama on immigration, but how?

    Republicans in Congress are unified in their desire to fight President Obama's action to protect more than 4 million immigrants from deportation and ease rules for up to 1 million more. They just can't agree on how to do it. Should they shut down...
  • With immigration action, Obama charts a new path forward

    With immigration action, Obama charts a new path forward
    With a border crisis swirling and a fight with Congress brewing, a group of leading immigration activists expected that a last-minute huddle with top officials at the White House in June would bring more bad news. But instead of a confrontation, they...
  • U.S. judge blocks New Jersey sports betting law

    (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge on Friday blocked a New Jersey law that would have allowed legal betting on sporting events at some places in the state. New Jersey officials have hoped that legalized sports wagering would generate more revenue for...
  • House Republicans sue Obama over Affordable Care Act enactment

    After searching for months to find an attorney who would take their case, House Republicans made good on their threat to sue the Obama administration Friday, filing a lawsuit challenging the president's authority to enact key parts of the Affordable...
  • Like the Emancipation Proclamation, Obama's order forces democracy

    Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation provides the foundational precedent for President Obama's executive order on immigrants in the country illegally. Before Lincoln issued his pronouncement in September 1862, congressional majorities had...
  • Obama seeks support for immigration plan, blasts Boehner

    By Steve Holland LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - President Barack Obama defended his decision to bypass Congress and overhaul U.S. immigration policy on his own on Friday, saying he was forced to act because House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner would not...
  • The complicated rules of citizenship

     The complicated rules of citizenship
    To Americans, the rules of citizenship can seem simple: You're a member of this nation either by birth or naturalization. But centuries of debate over how citizenship can be acquired and lost show that the concept is not simple at all. This is...