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  • How Syria policy stalled under the 'analyst in chief'

    (This version of the story was refiled to clarify the size of National Security Council staff in paragraph 12 for the record, after the story originally published on October 9 was updated on October 28 and refiled on December 19, following White House update of data.)
  • Essibsi wins Tunisian presidency, exit polls show

    TUNIS, Tunisia Former Prime Minister Beji Caid Essibsi is the apparent winner of Sunday's presidential election, exit polls showed late Sunday. The polling firm Sigma Conseil said Essibsi is set to win 55.5 per cent of the vote, compared to 44.5...

    Federal workers welcome extra day off

    Federal workers welcome extra day off
    Lisa Foust was in for a doozy of a Christmas Eve: a full day's work, then piling presents in the car and making a more than five-hour drive home to North Carolina. Then President Barack Obama gave federal workers an extra day off Dec. 26. That allowed...

    U.S. sends four Guantanamo prisoners home to Afghanistan

    Four Afghans held for over a decade at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been sent home, the Pentagon said on Saturday, the latest step in a gradual push by the Obama administration to close the jail. The men were flown to Kabul...

    Obama signs nearly $578 billion defense bill for fiscal 2015

    President Barack Obama signed an annual defense policy bill on Friday that authorizes U.S. training for Iraqi and Syrian forces fighting Islamic State rebels and sets overall defense spending at nearly $578 billion, including about $64 billion for wars...