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  • Iraq forces and militants battle for control of Baiji

    Iraqi officials said Tuesday that government forces had captured Baiji after fierce battles for the city, home to the nation's largest oil refinery, but anti-government militants insisted they remained in control. Iraqi Defense Minister Khaled Obeidi...
  • Americans rally 'round Obama's war on Islamic State, but not Obama

    Remember when pundits were worried that Americans had turned isolationist? As recently as August, polls showed big majorities opposed to military intervention in Iraq, Syria or anywhere else. But it only took a couple of beheadings by Islamic State to...
  • Is a war among women diverting attention from the war against women?

    Have you heard? The Republican war on women is over! Well, the "Republican war on women" is over. The trope, if not the actual phenomenon, has joined the ranks of retired political euphemisms. At least according to Republicans. The GOP victories in...
  • Massachusetts school deploys 'shooter detection system'

    Massachusetts school deploys 'shooter detection system'
    A Massachusetts school will become the first in the United States to introduce a security system designed to alert authorities to the presence of a shooter in the building, officials said. The technology, already deployed by the U.S. military in war...
  • James Foley's kindness, passion, faith lauded in Northwestern memorial

    James Foley's kindness, passion, faith lauded in Northwestern memorial
    “Jim was formed by the word of God. Words were his stock in trade, and they resonated with God’s word.” The Rev. Kevin Feeney spoke these words of James Foley during a Northwestern University memorial service for the slain journalist,...
  • Blotter: Punch to face, blow to stomach in Evanston

    Blotter: Punch to face, blow to stomach in Evanston
    The following items were taken from Evanston police reports: A wallet left unattended was taken from a business in the 900 block of Chicago Avenue between 1 and 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 28. A woman reportedly struck someone in the abdomen with an object in...
  • White rage doesn't have to take to the streets

    When we look back on what happened in Ferguson, Mo., during the summer of 2014, it will be easy to think of it as yet one more episode of black rage ignited by yet another police killing of an unarmed African-American male. But that has it precisely...
  • 'Warriors' honored on Veterans Day

    'Warriors' honored on Veterans Day
    Other men would have run, but the two Marines on post in Iraq did not — not as the truck carrying a suicide bomber and 2,000 pounds of explosives barreled toward them, not as nearby Iraqi policemen ran. They stood their ground, firing their weapons...
  • Tomas Young dies at 34; soldier became antiwar activist after paralyzing injury

    Tomas Young dies at 34; soldier became antiwar activist after paralyzing injury
    He gave up just once, opting last year to enter hospice care and stop taking nutrition through a feeding tube. He wanted an end to the pain and surgeries and tubes and pumps that had sustained him after he was paralyzed from the chest down by an Iraqi...
  • Robert H. Scales: The clock is ticking in Iraq

    Robert H. Scales: The clock is ticking in Iraq
    Last Friday, on a dead news night and three days after the election, the White House announced another surge of U.S. troops to Iraq. Why now? Why so many? And are these enough to defeat the Islamic State? The answers lie in large part in "ground truth,"...
  • Newport News museum looks back at the Great War

    Newport News museum looks back at the Great War
    When the first guns of World War I opened fire in August 1914, few people in Hampton Roads foresaw how the battles in faraway Europe would lead to a hometown revolution. No place in the United States was so deeply and permanently reshaped by the...