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WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is confirming that Islamic State group militants were able to seize one of the 28 bundles of weapons and medical supplies dropped to Kurdish forces on Monday. Army Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, says that two of...
Royal Canadian mounted police officers head toward Parliament Hill following a shooting incident in Ottawa on Oct. 22. Photo by Chris Wattie/Reuters Updated at 12:41 p.m. EDT A gunman shot a Canadian soldier standing at the National War Memorial in...
Journalist Philip Moeller, “the Medicare Maven,” explains how to navigate Medicare Part D during open enrollment. Photo by Flickr user Eric Hunsaker Editor’s Note: Open enrollment for Medicare is here – until Dec. 7. To help readers...
Photo by Flickr user Davicianci. WASHINGTON — Millions of older Americans who rely on federal benefits will get a 1.7 percent increase in their monthly payments next year, the government announced Wednesday. It’s the third year in a row the...
Here’s a look at what’s on the ballot and where this fall. Image by Comstock Images and Getty Images Today in the Morning Line: Two states could legalize marijuana Five states vote on whether to raise the minimum wage Washington state...
Ben Bradlee was executive editor of The Washington Post from 1968–1991 and oversaw the paper’s famous Watergate reporting. He died Tuesday at the age of 93. Photo courtesy of The Washington Post Ben Bradlee, the former executive editor of The...