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  • Lawyer: Snowden receives three-year Russian residence permit

    Lawyer: Snowden receives three-year Russian residence permit
    Former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, wanted by the United States for leaking extensive secrets of its electronic surveillance programs, has been given a three-year residence permit by Russia, his Russian lawyer told reporters on Thursday....
  • Snowden can stay in Russia three more years

    MOSCOW — Former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, wanted by the United States for leaking extensive secrets of its electronic surveillance programs, has been given a three-year residence permit by Russia, his Russian lawyer said on...
  • Liberia declares a state of emergency in the wake of Ebola

    Liberia declares a state of emergency in the wake of Ebola
    Health workers in West Africa appealed for urgent help in controlling the world's worst Ebola outbreak as the death toll climbed to 932 and Liberia shut a hospital where several staff were infected, including a Spanish priest. Liberian President Ellen...
  • The story and spin behind ex-Marine Tahmooressi, jailed in Mexico

    Although many things about the case against former Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi are murky, one thing is clear: We should all be so lucky to have such a fiercely devoted mother. Jill Tahmooressi's deft plucking of American heartstrings has been...
  • The intelligence community keeps lying

     The intelligence community keeps lying
    A diplomat was once defined as someone whose job is to lie for his country. That's apparently what makes diplomats different from intelligence officers, whose function is to lie to their country. How else can you explain why CIA Director John Brennan...
  • Plight of children should not mask illegal immigration threat [Letter]

    Plight of children should not mask illegal immigration threat [Letter]
    Whether the migrant unaccompanied children surging over our southern border are refugees, illegal migrants or whatever, they need to be cared for in a humane manner. However, this situation coupled with the push to legalize millions of folks illegally...
  • Move past hideous stereotypes of Israelis, Palestinians

    Move past hideous stereotypes of Israelis, Palestinians
    — My heart jumped when I saw the poster at the entrance to the Muslim community center in Central Java, Indonesia, in 2009. I didn't need to speak Indonesian to understand the photo of dead and injured Gazan children. Still, I asked for a...
  • Israel and Gaza: US leverage is limited

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama's call for a ceasefire to Israel's assault in Gaza got him nowhere. Secretary of State John Kerry returned to the U.S. empty-handed after a try at a truce, amid a volley of ridicule from the Israelis. The Obama...
  • U.S. embassies in West Africa to stay open despite Ebola warning

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta on Thursday warned Americans to avoid nonessential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone because of the deadly Ebola outbreak ravaging the West African nations. But American embassies in those countries...
  • Parents of slain USC student unable to enter U.S. for almost a week

    Parents of slain USC student unable to enter U.S. for almost a week
    The parents of a slain USC student from China are expected to arrive in Los Angeles late Wednesday, their trip delayed for almost a week because the U.S. visa system crashed, according to a family friend. Xianren Kong, the family friend, said in a...
  • Ebola patient coming to U.S. as aid workers' health worsens

    Ebola patient coming to U.S. as aid workers' health worsens
    A U.S. aid worker who was infected with the deadly Ebola virus while working in West Africa will be flown to the United States to be treated in a high-security ward at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, hospital officials said on Thursday. The aid...