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Obama salutes end of American role in Afghanistan

Obama salutes end of American role in Afghanistan

President Barack Obama marked the end of more than a decade of combat in Afghanistan by paying tribute to America’s military, telling troops on Christmas Day that their sacrifices have…

Too much torture of prisoners by Americans?

Too much torture of prisoners by Americans?

The Senate report on the CIA’s interrogation program and the spy agency’s official response clash on almost every aspect of the long-secret operation, including the brutality and effectiveness of its…

Did Navy SEAL say too much about bin Laden shooting?

Did Navy SEAL say too much about bin Laden shooting?

A Navy official says the service is investigating an allegation that the former Navy SEAL who claims he shot and killed Osama bin Laden may have revealed classified information to…

Legal pot brings more homeless to Colorado

Legal pot brings more homeless to Colorado

Chris Easterling was sick of relying on drug dealers in Minneapolis when he needed marijuana to help ease the pain of multiple sclerosis. They were flaky, often leaving the homeless…

Travel headaches for Christmas travelers

Travel headaches for Christmas travelers

Travelers setting out for the holidays could face trouble, with anticipated Christmas Eve snow around the Great Lakes states and heavy rain expected along the East Coast. National Weather Service…

Using GPS to track illegal immigrants

Using GPS to track illegal immigrants

The Homeland Security Department is experimenting with a new way to track immigrant families caught crossing the border illegally and then released into the U.S.: GPS-enabled ankle bracelets. Immigration and…

Obama started 2014 with high hopes

Obama started 2014 with high hopes

President Barack Obama had high hopes for 2014. Years of waiting for Congress to come around to his point of view had Obama’s patience wearing thin. So as he rang…

The long-term emotional scars of torture

The long-term emotional scars of torture

At times, waterboarding rendered al-Qaida terror suspect Abu Zubaydah hysterical. But later, a message to CIA headquarters described an interrogator merely lifting his eyebrow and snapping his fingers, leading Zubaydah…

Immigrant mom lives in church refuge

Immigrant mom lives in church refuge

Nine-year-old Mariana Mendoza had to give up her pink bedroom and bike when her family moved from a two-story rowhouse into a cramped church annex last month. But that’s OK…

NYC Mayor asks for temporary halt in protests

NYC Mayor asks for temporary halt in protests

As the New York Police Department mourns two of its own, Mayor Bill de Blasio pleaded for a pause in protests and rancor amid a widening rift with those in…