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U.S. Army officials said Wednesday that Bergdahl's 2009 disappearance is considered a crime of desertion. Bergdahl was freed last May after being held captive by the Taliban for nearly five years.
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Sante Fe's most famous ghost is Hannah Nordhaus' great-great-grandmother. Her new book American Ghost is mix of memoir, cultural history, genealogical detective story and paranormal investigation.
When Cruz announced his presidency, he said: "It's time to reclaim the constitution." The New Yorker's Jeffrey Toobin discusses the strict legal philosophy that has shaped Cruz's political agenda.
The airline operating the plane that crashed in the French Alps says the plane had been inspected and found safe Monday.
Iraq's second-largest city Mosul is under control of the self proclaims Islamic State. An Iraqi police general hoping for help in driving militants out got a recent visit from U.S. advisers.
"Business-like" is how Obama characterized his relationship with the Israeli prime minister. He says the rift is based on fundamental differences in policy regarding the future of a Palestinian state.