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  • Fall of Ramadi calls into question U.S. policy in Iraq

    Fall of Ramadi calls into question U.S. policy in Iraq
    The Islamic State group's capture of Ramadi, a key provincial capital in western Iraq, calls into question the Obama administration's strategy in Iraq. Is there a Plan B? The current U.S. approach is a blend of retraining and rebuilding the Iraqi...
  • Attorney: Court orders release of anti-nuclear activists

    A federal appeals court has ordered the immediate release of an 85-year-old nun and two fellow Catholic peace activists who vandalized a uranium storage bunker, their attorney said Friday. The order came after the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in...
  • WW II veteran donates Army blanket to homeless vet

    WW II veteran donates Army blanket to homeless vet
    When World War II veteran Stanley Lepolstat of Hollywood offered an old Army blanket of his to the Temple Sinai of Hollywood blanket drive for the homeless last February, he had no idea how significant the 72-year-old army blanket would be for the...
  • Ukraine to prosecute captured Russian soldiers for 'terrorist crimes'

    Ukraine to prosecute captured Russian soldiers for 'terrorist crimes'
    Two Russian special forces soldiers captured in eastern Ukraine will be prosecuted for "terrorist crimes" committed during a mission of sabotage that killed a government soldier, Ukraine's State Security Service chief said Monday. The capture of the two...
  • Conservatives threaten defense bill over immigration

    Two dozen House conservatives are threatening to oppose a sweeping defense policy bill over a nonbinding provision aimed at allowing immigrants brought illegally to this country as children to serve in the military. Their move could provoke a clash on a...
  • North Carolina editorial roundup

    Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: May 5 Fayetteville (North Carolina) Observer on military sex assault reform still falling short: Statistics can tell a compelling story. Or they can hide one. It depends on who's interpreting the...
  • Defense officials: Setting up Syrian safe zone difficult

    Two U.S. defense officials say setting up a humanitarian safe zone for those caught in the crossfire in Syria can be done militarily but would require the Obama administration to shift troops around. Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin said Wednesday that he and...
  • Congress' Republicans pass budget, but that's the easy part: Showdowns loom

    Congress' Republicans pass budget, but that's the easy part: Showdowns loom
    Fulfilling a top campaign pledge, Republicans on Tuesday gave final approval to the first budget from Congress in more than five years. Despite passage of the largely symbolic budget blueprint, Congress faces a rough road ahead in translating that...
  • Senate adopts GOP budget targeting 'Obamacare'

    Senate adopts GOP budget targeting 'Obamacare'
    Senate Republicans celebrated on Tuesday after passing the first joint budget resolution in more than five years, but that success is just the start of the much more difficult task of funding the government. Republicans said the next step will be for...
  • Senators vow to protect Air Force's A-10 fleet

    WASHINGTON Senate defense hawks fired warning shots over the Air Force's nose on Tuesday over plans to retire the A-10 Warthog, vowing to fund the fleet through the National Defense Authorization Act. The Air Force, looking to save more than $4 billion...
  • House defies Obama veto threat, passes defense policy bill

    The House defied a veto threat from President Barack Obama on Friday and approved a $612 billion defense policy bill that Democrats complain busts budget limits on military spending and makes it harder for the president to close the U.S. prison for...