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WASHINGTON — The White House said Sunday it will find countries willing to send combat troops to fight Islamic extremists in Syria and Iraq, but it’s too early to identify them. White House chief of staff Denis McDonough signaled that...
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington has set up the first federal unit to identify and investigate cases that ended in wrongful convictions, Reuters reports. “This new unit will work to uncover historical injustices and to make sure that...
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Saturday condemned as a “barbaric murder” the slaying of British aid worker David Haines by Islamic State extremists. Haines was abducted last year in Syria, and extremists released a video on...
Paleontologist Paul Sereno, right, examines the marquee display at the National Geographic unveiling of the Spinosaurus exhibit on Friday on Sept. 10 in Washington, DC. Credit: Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images Newly unveiled...
An oil refinery is shown in October near the Syrian Kurdish town of Derik. The Islamic State group has taken over large sections of Syria and Iraq, and controls as many as 11 oil fields in both countries, analysts say. Credit: Fabio Bucciarelli/AFP/...
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN: The Department of Homeland Security is contemplating the most significant restructuring since it was created after the September 11th attacks, in order to better secure the border with Mexico. ...