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  • Defense says Guantanamo detainee is soldier, exempt from war crimes

    FORT MEADE Md. (Reuters) - A U.S. military lawyer for a Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detainee described as an al-Qaeda commander said on Monday he may be classified as a soldier under international war rules - and therefore exempt from prosecution - so charges...
  • In Keystone XL debate, Obama's warning on oil exports rings only half true

    (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's sharpest criticism yet of Keystone XL this weekend included a controversial contention that the huge pipeline would be used to pump Canadian oil sands crude to global markets, not to U.S. refiners. TransCanada Corp.,...
  • Foreign students flock to US, set record in 2013

    WASHINGTON The number of international students in the United States last year rose to a record 886,052, with China by far leading as the nation sending the most students for the fifth year in a row, according to data to be released on Monday by the...
  • Infected, cured of Ebola and still committed to doing good

    WICHITA, Kan. It's something no one should have to tell the person they love. But David Writebol had to tell his wife of 40 years. They'd both already seen the effects of Ebola. At first there were just reports from northern Liberia, which borders...
  • Democrats expect Obama to veto pipeline bill if it passes Senate

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Democratic leader said on Sunday a single vote could determine the fate of the Keystone XL pipeline in the U.S. Senate this week but that President Barack Obama was likely to veto the bill even if it passes. The Republican-led U....
  • Doctor, whose family lives in Md., flown to Nebraska for Ebola treatment

    Doctor, whose family lives in Md., flown to Nebraska for Ebola treatment
    A surgeon from Sierra Leone, critically ill with Ebola, was flown to a Nebraska hospital for treatment on Saturday, and is sicker than previous patients treated in the United States, medical officials said. Dr. Martin Salia, 44, whose family lives in...
  • Nebraska hospital says Sierra Leone doctor with Ebola extremely critical

    Nebraska hospital says Sierra Leone doctor with Ebola extremely critical
    A surgeon from Sierra Leone being treated for Ebola in a Nebraska hospital Saturday was critically ill after being airlifted back from Africa, medical officials said. Dr. Martin Salia, 44, a permanent U.S. resident, caught the disease while working as...
  • Doctor critically ill with Ebola arrives at Nebraska hospital

    Doctor critically ill with Ebola arrives at Nebraska hospital
    A surgeon from Sierra Leone, critically ill with Ebola, was flown to a Nebraska hospital for treatment on Saturday, and is sicker than previous patients treated in the United States, medical officials said. Dr. Martin Salia, 44, a permanent U.S....
  • Ebola patient expected to travel to Nebraska for treatment

    A surgeon working in Sierra Leone has contracted the Ebola virus and is to be flown to the United States for treatment this weekend, the Associated Press is reporting. The patient, who was not identified, is to be flown to the Nebraska Medical Center in...
  • Surgeon infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone to be flown to Nebraska: report

    Surgeon infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone to be flown to Nebraska: report
    A surgeon infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone will be flown to the University of Nebraska Medical Center for treatment, "CBS Evening News" reported on Thursday. The surgeon was born in Sierra Leone but is a U.S. resident, CBS reported. University of...
  • Looking Out: LGBT improvements seen in Maryland laws, global perceptions

    Looking Out: LGBT improvements seen in Maryland laws, global perceptions
    In cities and municipalities in Maryland and across the U.S., the legal rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens are improving. Across the globe, perceptions of gay and lesbian people are getting better, too. Both improvements, outlined...