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Sunni militants under the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant took over more towns in Syria near the border with Iraq on Thursday, working to expand their claim on the area after declaring a new Muslim state, or caliphate. They gained ground in...
In an interview on his tour bus in June, country music legend Willie Nelson described to PBS NewsHour’s Jeffrey Brown how a nosebleed didn’t stop him from completing his first performance. Dressed in a white sailor suit, six-year-old...
Army Gen. Martin Dempsey said Iraqi forces have strengthened around the capital city to counter ISIL. Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says Iraqi security forces are capable of...
Wendy Larsen (L) speaks to candidates at a job fair on June 12 in Chicago, Illinois.Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images Today in the Morning Line: Thursday’s jobs report McDaniel not backing down in Mississippi Georgia’s new gun law takes effect The...
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has called for increased security at overseas airports with direct flights to the U.S. because of concerns involving al-Qaida operatives in Syria and Yemen. Johnson said Thursday that al-Qaida bomb makers may...
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: Tropical Storm Arthur neared hurricane strength in the Atlantic Ocean today. By late in the day, it was centered roughly 200 miles south of Charleston, South Carolina. It could skim the Outer Banks of...