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  • McCain renews push to end CIA control of drone strikes

    WASHINGTON Sen. John McCain renewed his effort to end the CIA's control over U.S. drone strikes after an attack on an al-Qaida compound in Pakistan killed two hostages. Now that drones have become "an integral part" of U.S. military operations, it...
  • Wages for 15,000 commissary workers targeted

    To save millions of dollars in compensation and ease streamlining of store operations on base, Department of Defense officials are weighing a plan to convert the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) to a non-appropriated fund activity, which could reduce...
  • Abe's speech to Congress to rivet audience 7,000 miles away

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe addresses a joint session of Congress this week to present his nation as a stalwart U.S. ally that's willing to play a bigger military role in Asia, a message likely to be embraced in Washington and greeted with...
  • Bill under debate would limit farm antibiotics in Oregon

    For decades, farmers have routinely fed antibiotics to livestock to fatten up the animals and protect them from illnesses amplified by confined conditions. But critics say repeated use of antibiotics has made bacteria more resistant to the drugs,...
  • Congressman introduces resolution to protect LGBT people

    A congressman from Rhode Island is banding with other lawmakers to introduce a resolution seeking to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from discrimination under the law as religious objection bills in other states have prompted...
  • GOP's latest Benghazi-related inquiry could benefit Hillary Clinton

    GOP's latest Benghazi-related inquiry could benefit Hillary Clinton
    As Congress pursues its latest investigation of Hillary Rodham Clinton's missing emails and the role they may have played in the security lapses in the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, not every Republican is delighted by the prospect of dragging...
  • Ceremonies mark liberation of 2 Nazi camps 70 years ago

    Holocaust survivors and officials gathered Sunday at the memorial site of the former concentration camp Bergen-Belsen in northern Germany in a solemn ceremony to commemorate the liberation of the camp 70 years ago. The camp was liberated on April 15,...
  • Cardin right to support Israel

    Cardin right to support Israel
    In reading Yousef Munayyer's commentary ("Cardin, don't tie U.S. hands for Israel," April 21), a number of specious statements struck me as mandating a response. First, it should be neither surprising nor objectionable that a leading Democrat would be...
  • History trailing Japanese leader on his upcoming US visit

    History will be trailing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during his visit to the United States. Abe intends to promote a free trade pact and stronger defense ties as his government loosens the shackles of Japan's pacifist constitution 70 years after...
  • Diet Pepsi dropping aspartame on customer concerns

    PepsiCo says it's dropping aspartame from Diet Pepsi in response to customer worries and replacing it with sucralose, another artificial sweetener commonly known as Splenda. The decision to swap sweeteners comes as Americans keep turning away from...
  • Villaraigosa: Democrats stuck in past, Clinton faces tight race

    Villaraigosa: Democrats stuck in past, Clinton faces tight race
    Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, a close ally of Hillary Clinton, voiced concern Friday that the Democratic Party was “kind of stuck in last year,” saying he expected the former secretary of state to face “a very close...