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Sarah Garrecht Gassen: US must continue leading on rights for the disabled

What makes a person disabled?

April 03, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

First, keep Iran from going nuclear

America’s top foreign policy to-do’s in 2014 include preventing Iran from reaching the nuclear threshold, addressing the humanitarian disaster in Syria, containing  Russia, managing a rising China and reclaiming its own voice on human rights. Let’s take these one at a time.

January 06, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Strengthening American global leadership

Strengthening American global leadership

In today’s turbulent world, the crises facing America come fast and furious. Global threats such as international terrorism, instability threatening to spill across borders, poverty and pandemic diseases, alongside fiscal uncertainties directly impact our national security at home. They dema…

September 18, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Travel warning lifted for Rocky Point

Travel warning lifted for Rocky Point

Rocky Point is no longer under the travel warning issued by the U.S. State Department; instead the government only recommends U.S. citizens use the Lukeville border crossing in order to limit driving through Mexico.

August 27, 2013 4:05 pmLoading…
Tucson girls taken by parents recovered in Mexico

Tucson girls taken by parents recovered in Mexico

U.S. and Mexican law enforcement agencies have recovered two young children taken by non-custodial parents.

March 15, 2013 8:47 am

Defiant Clinton takes on lawmakers on Libya attack

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered fiery rejoinders Wednesday to Republican critics of the Obama administration’s handling of the deadly attack on a U.S. mission in Benghazi, facing off with lawmakers who included potential 2016 presidential rivals.

January 23, 2013 4:04 pmLoading…

Hillary Clinton: US strengthening embassy security

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, at times emotional and fierce, insisted on Wednesday that the department is moving swiftly and aggressively to strengthen security at U.S. missions worldwide after the deadly Sept. 11 raid on the consulate in Libya.

January 23, 2013 10:40 amLoading…

White House told of Libyan attack claim within 2 hours

WASHINGTON — Two hours after the U.S. Consulate came under attack in Benghazi, Libya, the White House was told that a militant group was claiming responsibility for the violence that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans.

October 24, 2012 9:37 amLoading…

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