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  • 4 missionaries detained in Venezuela expected home Tuesday

    Four North Dakota missionaries caught up in escalating political tension between the U.S. and Venezuela are expected home on Tuesday after spending a couple of days on a Caribbean Island recovering from their ordeal.
  • Kerry vows to defend Israel, criticizes UN body's 'obsession'

    GENEVA Secretary of State John Kerry defended Israel on Monday at a United Nations group that's often hostile toward the Jewish state. In a speech to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, the UN's top human rights group, Kerry showcased U.S. support for...

    Venezuela to shrink US Embassy staff, require tourist visas

    Venezuela to shrink US Embassy staff, require tourist visas
    Venezuela will shrink the size of the U.S. Embassy staff, limit the activities of U.S. diplomats and require American citizens to apply for visas if they want to come bask on the beach. Speaking before a crowd that rallied to protest imperialism,...

    Christie to Calif. Republicans: No rush to pick 2016 nominee

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told California Republicans on Saturday that the party should not rush to choose a 2016 presidential nominee because of pressure from pollsters, pundits and GOP donors. "I promise you that over the next few months, you will...

    Democrats caught between Obama, Netanyahu on speech

    Jewish House Democrats personally offered Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a chance to lower the political temperature after he accepted a Republican invitation to speak to Congress next week on Iran — a less provocative, closed-door...