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  • Focus on what works

    The Fiscal Times reported last week that the State Department has missing files or incomplete files for more than $6 billion in State Department contracts. Steve Linick, State's inspector general, issued a "management alert" warning that "significant...
  • Use of overseas NSA wiretaps in domestic criminal cases facing legal challenges

    WASHINGTON — When federal prosecutors charged Colorado resident Jamshid Muhtorov in 2012 with providing support to a terrorist organization in his native Uzbekistan, court records suggested the FBI had secretly tapped his phones and read his emails....
  • Pacifist yogi or al-Qaida threat? Guantanamo parole board to decide

    Ghaleb al-Bihani is either a one-time, gun-toting cook from war-torn Afghanistan turned yoga-practicing pacifist inside Guantanamo's communal prison blocks or he is a trained extremist ripe to rejoin al-Qaida if he's returned to his native Yemen. Those...
  • Slain U.S. diplomat Anne Smedinghoff is honored at embassy in Kabul

    KABUL, Afghanistan — One year after a 25-year-old diplomat from the Chicago area was killed in a car bombing in southern Afghanistan, the U.S. Embassy in Kabul remembered Anne Smedinghoff on Monday by reading poetry and releasing balloons in a...
  • State Dept. to release competence reports on future ambassador picks

    State Dept. to release competence reports on future ambassador picks
    WASHINGTON — After a string of embarrassing confirmation hearings in which President Obama’s picks for ambassador displayed gaps of knowledge on the countries they were to serve in, the State Department has agreed to publish details on the...
  • Indiana Jones? FBI finds thousands of artifacts in 91-year-old's home

    The FBI set up shop at the home of a 91-year-old man near Indianapolis, saying he has thousands of artifacts and cultural items originating from at least a dozen different countries and Native American tribes – some of them acquired improperly....
  • Egypt must change its repressive ways

    Nine months after Egypt's armed forces overthrew the country's democratically elected president, the leader of that coup has announced that he will seek the presidency in elections next month. But even if army chief Gen. Abdel Fattah Sisi receives an...
  • Yevheniy Senchenko lives the experience of a lifetime, but his thoughts are in the Ukraine | With Video

    NEWPORT NEWS — All is peaceful in the tree-lined neighborhood that will be his home for another six weeks. Five thousand miles away, where his family awaits his return, there is uncertainty and fear. Yevheniy Senchenko gathers what he can from...
  • Why did Calif. state Sen. Leland Yee escape terrorism charges?

    WALNUT CREEK, Calif. Shocking enough are the allegations that a long-perceived unassuming state senator tried brokering an international arms deal with military-style rifles and rocket launchers, but Leland Yee may have narrowly escaped an even more...
  • Md. officials seek resolution of international abduction case

    Md. officials seek resolution of international abduction case
    As the prime minster of Tunisia visits the White House on Friday to discuss his nation's move toward democracy, Maryland officials are pressing him to resolve an international kidnapping case they say speaks directly to whether the country will honor...
  • Byron Janis on his long battle with arthritis

    Byron Janis on his long battle with arthritis
    Byron Janis is one of the most inspiring survivors in classical music. Despite decades of struggling to overcome the debilitating effects of, first, a childhood injury to his left hand, and, later, severe arthritis in his fingers and wrists, the great...