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  • Attackers in Bangladesh hack to death American blogger

    A prominent Bangladeshi-American blogger known for speaking out against religious extremism was hacked to death as he walked through Bangladesh's capital with his wife, police said Friday. The attack Thursday night on Avijit Roy, a Bangladesh-born U.S....
  • State Dept. official granted bond on soliciting minor charge

    A State Department official has been granted bond and will be free pending trial on charges he solicited a minor online. A judge in Fairfax County on Friday granted 44-year-old Daniel Rosen of Washington release on $25,000 bond despite prosecutors'...
  • US concerned over human rights, free speech in Turkey

    A U.S. State Department official has expressed concern over a Turkish security bill that would expand police rights to use firearms and to search and detain people. The official, Thomas Melia said Friday that the bill which is being debated in Turkey's...
  • Police call death of Missouri auditor an 'apparent suicide'

    Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, who had recently launched a Republican campaign for governor, fatally shot himself Thursday in what police described as an "apparent suicide," minutes after inviting reporters to his suburban St. Louis home for an interview....
  • Kerry heading to Switzerland for next round of nuclear talks

    Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Switzerland next week for a meeting with his Russian counterpart and to resume nuclear talks with Iran's foreign minister. The State Department says Kerry will speak to the U.N. Human Rights Council and meet...
  • Report: Surge in Chinese investment raises fraud risks

    Chinese investors seeking green cards to live in America run the risk of being defrauded under a loosely regulated visa program, according to a report Thursday from a federal watchdog. The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission raises...
  • Susan Rice, Samantha Power to address AIPAC meeting

    In a move that may ease — or exacerbate — spiraling tensions with Israel over a potential Iran nuclear deal, the White House has decided against snubbing America's leading pro-Israel lobby and will send President Barack Obama's national...
  • US looks to aid Syrian refugees amid security concerns

    The Obama administration's commitment to take in potentially thousands of Syrian refugees is raising national security concerns among law enforcement officials and some congressional Republicans who fear clandestine radicals could slip into the country...
  • Debbie Wasserman-Schultz walks fine line on Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress

    Debbie Wasserman-Schultz walks fine line on Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress
    U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, continued her delicate balancing act Thursday on next week's planned congressional address by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel. The speech was...
  • US-Cuba talks head to Washington

    MIAMI The second round of U.S.-Cuba talks, which will be held Friday at the massive limestone Department of State building in a wintery Washington, D.C., is expected to be a nuts-and-bolts negotiating session to restore diplomatic ties between the two...
  • RedBlueAmerica: Obama's Keystone Pipeline veto: Good for environment?

    President Obama this week made good on his threat to veto a Republican-backed bill to approve construction of the 1,179-mile Keystone XL oil pipeline. The pipeline would carry more than 800,000 barrels of oil a day from Canada to refineries on the U.S....