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Members of the social network Diaspora team. Photo by Henrik Moltke via Flickr creative commons The Islamic State extremist group began using a social networking website with less restrictions on users after other social media sites, Twitter and...
File photo of masked members of the Islamist Hamas movement demonstrating against Israel in Gaza City on Oct. 25, 2009. Photo by Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images Gunmen wearing masks and Hamas uniforms publicly executed 18 Palestinians suspected of...
Watch Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. With a lot of enthusiasm and a little trepidation, Gwen and I accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from PBS President Paula Kerger, knowing what a good cause this is. In turn...
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon says a Chinese fighter jet conducted a “dangerous intercept” of a U.S. Navy aircraft three days ago off the coast of China in international airspace. The Pentagon press secretary, Rear Adm. John Kirby, said...
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (left) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey at a press briefing at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 21. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images WASHINGTON — America’s top-ranked...
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: The U.S. government announced today that it is going after the man who beheaded American journalist James Foley. This word came after news that American special forces tried and failed to rescue the...