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An American flag flies over the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Photo by Larisa EpatkoWASHINGTON — The Obama administration is seeking to close a court hearing on the government’s treatment of a Guantanamo Bay prisoner, saying that...
President Barack Obama is acknowledging that U.S. intelligence agencies underestimated the threat from Islamic State militants in the Middle East and overestimated the ability and will of Iraq’s army to fight such extremists. Pictured:...
Photo by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images Five things Republicans hope to do if they win control of the Senate this fall: 1. Try to pass measures backed by some congressional Democrats but opposed by President Barack Obama. This could...
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra musicians have been locked out of the Woodruff Arts Center since Sept. 7, following a breakdown in contract negotiations between management and musicians’ unions. Credit: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra The Grammy Award-...
Dajun Zeng, originally of Wuhan, China, spoke during the Chinatown protest on Sunday afternoon. Credit: Carey Reed/NewsHour Weekend More than 50 people gathered in the Chinatown section of Manhattan on Sunday in solidarity with the pro-democracy...
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioALISON STEWART: During a speech attended by thousands today at Madison Square Garden in New York, the new Indian prime minister Narendra Modi predicted that India is entering a new age of achievement. He meets with...