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  • A gutsy trio of newswomen in Sheila Weller's 'News Sorority'

    A gutsy trio of newswomen in Sheila Weller's 'News Sorority'
    Why has author Sheila Weller chosen these three particular women as her subjects? Get yourself past that question and you'll find in "The News Sorority: Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Christiane Amanpour — and the (Ongoing, Imperfect, Complicated)...
  • Turkey to support training, equipping Syrian opposition: U.S.

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Turkey has agreed to support the training and equipping of moderate opposition groups in Syria, the U.S. State Department said on Friday, saying a U.S. military planning team would visit Ankara next week to further talks on the...
  • U.S. says sees higher chance of Islamic State reprisal attacks

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Friday that it sees a higher chance of reprisal attacks on members of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State militant group since they began airstrikes against the fighters last month. In a...
  • As Obama gave Syria nod, his coalition was still unclear

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The effectiveness of the U.S.-led coalition effort in Syria is under scrutiny as Islamic State fighters try to overrun a strategic Syrian town on Turkey's border. The United States and its allies, including Gulf states, have...
  • White House pans report on Colombia prostitution scandal

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House has dismissed a report implicating a White House advance team member in a 2012 Secret Service prostitution scandal in Colombia and denied allegations the team member's involvement had been covered up. The White...
  • Offering refuge to endangered scholars

    The application from an Iraqi university professor to the Scholar Rescue Fund was chilling. It described how he had been pressured relentlessly by a local militia to promote its agenda in his publications. He had received multiple death threats, he wrote,...
  • Islamic State seizes large areas of Syrian town despite air strikes

    Islamic State seizes large areas of Syrian town despite air strikes
    Islamic State fighters seized more than a third of the Syrian border town of Kobani, a monitoring group said on Thursday, as U.S.-led air strikes failed to halt their advance and Turkish forces looked on without intervening. With Washington ruling out a...
  • Corpse exhumed in Alabama as FBI seeks link to long-missing murder suspect

    (Reuters) - The unidentified body of a man dead for 33 years was exhumed on Thursday in Alabama in hopes of linking it to an FBI Top 10 most wanted fugitive suspected in the 1976 bludgeoning deaths of his wife, mother and three sons, federal authorities...
  • John Kerry: Other countries aren't doing enough to stop Ebola

    John Kerry: Other countries aren't doing enough to stop Ebola
    President Barack Obama has made it crystal clear that Ebola is an urgent global crisis that demands an urgent global response. The United States has intensified every aspect of our engagement, and that includes providing Ebola treatment units,...
  • Special Report: How Syria policy stalled under the 'analyst in chief'

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Throughout 2012, as signs mounted that militants in Syria were growing stronger, the debate in the White House followed a pattern. In meeting after meeting, as officials from agencies outside the executive residence advocated arming...
  • Lawmakers want U.S. to bar entry of West Africans over Ebola fears

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than two dozen lawmakers want the United States government to ban travelers from the West African countries hit hardest by the Ebola virus until the outbreak is under control. Twenty-three Republican and three Democratic...