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Failed rescue attempt for one drawn to ‘wanderlust’

Failed rescue attempt for one drawn to ‘wanderlust’

Luke Somers, an American who was killed during a rescue attempt against his al-Qaida captors in Yemen, had been working as a freelance photographer and editor in that country, and…

Bye bye to last Deep South Democrat in Senate

Bye bye to last Deep South Democrat in Senate

Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy has denied Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana a fourth term, calling his Senate victory “the exclamation point” on midterm elections that put Republicans in charge…

Exceptions to new ‘no profiling rules’

Exceptions to new ‘no profiling rules’

  Federal agents who guard the border and screen passengers at airports would be exempt from new racial profiling guidelines that must be observed by the FBI and other law…

Ashton Carter brings a different look to the Pentagon

Ashton Carter brings a different look to the Pentagon

The experiences that Ashton Carter would bring to the job of defense secretary are vastly different from Chuck Hagel’s in several important ways, starting with the fact that Carter is…

Clearing New York cop of death sparks protests nationally

Clearing New York cop of death sparks protests nationally

Thousands and thousands of diverse people united by anger took to the streets from New York City to San Francisco for a second straight night to protest a grand jury…

Obama lights up national Christmas tree

Obama lights up national Christmas tree

President Barack Obama kicked off the holiday season in Washington on Thursday with the lighting of the national Christmas tree. Obama joined hundreds of people for the annual event held…

House ready to rebuke Obama on immigration

House ready to rebuke Obama on immigration

House Republicans are prepared to rebuke President Barack Obama over immigration, with a vote on legislation that declares his recent executive actions “null and void and without legal effect.” But…

Military sexual assaults up another eight percent

Military sexual assaults up another eight percent

The number of sexual assaults reported by military service members rose again this year, with an increase of 8 percent, officials told The Associated Press. Details set for release Thursday…

A white mayor deals with New York racial tensions

A white mayor deals with New York racial tensions

He is a white man with a black son, a mayor elected on a campaign centered on mending relations between the nation’s largest police force and the communities of color…

Michael Brown’s stepfather apologizes for comments

Michael Brown’s stepfather apologizes for comments

The stepfather of Michael Brown has apologized for angry comments he made after the grand jury decided not to indict the police officer who killed his stepson, but said his…