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Mexico's probe of army slayings raising doubts

Mexico's probe of army slayings raising doubts

MEXICO CITY — For more than two months, Mexico did little to explain how a Mexican army patrol escaped practically unharmed from a gunfight that left 22 suspected criminals dead in a grain warehouse. This week, officials changed their story to say soldiers may have committed murder, but ques…

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Mexico's probe of army slayings raises doubts

Mexico's probe of army slayings raises doubts

FILE — In this July 3, 2014 file photo, state authorities use crime scene tape to seal off an unfinished warehouse that was the site of a shootout between Mexican soldiers and alleged

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Ukraine cease-fire unraveling; many killed at bus stop

At least 11 adults were killed in Ukraine on Wednesday when artillery shells struck a schoolyard and bus stop in suburban Donetsk on the belated first day of school for the city at the center of a pro-Russia rebellion against rule from Kiev, Russian and Ukrainian news agencies reported.

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Government confirms first case of Ebola in US

Government confirms first case of Ebola in US

Director of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dr. Tom Frieden speaks during a news conference after confirming that a patient at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital has tested positive for Ebola, the first case of the disease to be diagnosed in the United States, announced Tuesday, S…

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Dallas diagnoses first US Ebola case; spread unlikely

Dallas diagnoses first US Ebola case; spread unlikely

DALLAS — Federal health officials on Tuesday confirmed the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S., a patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas and a sign of the far-reaching impact of the out-of-control epidemic in West Africa.

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Afghan pact signed amid questions on Iraq pullout

Afghan pact signed amid questions on Iraq pullout

U.S. Ambassador to James Cunningham, seated, signs the documents of the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) at the presidential palace as Afghanistan's president Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, first right, and chief executive Abdullah Abdullah, second right, watch, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sep…

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Iraq cloud hovers over US-Afghan troop treaty

Iraq cloud hovers over US-Afghan troop treaty

WASHINGTON — After lengthy delays, U.S. and Afghan officials signed a security pact Tuesday to keep American troops in Afghanistan beyond year’s end, aiming to prevent the country from descending into the kind of chaos that has plagued Iraq following the Pentagon’s withdrawal.

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Kurds claim advances in Iraq as Britain joins fray

Kurds claim advances in Iraq as Britain joins fray

Syrian refugees fleeing conflict arrive at the Turkey-Syria border near Suruc, Turkey, on Tuesday. 

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Kurds advance in Iraq as Britain joins fray

Kurds advance in Iraq as Britain joins fray

SALHIYAH, Iraq — Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq captured a border crossing with Syria on Tuesday, expelling Islamic State militants in heavy fighting that ground down to vicious house-to-house combat and close quarters sniping.

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Obama goal of Gitmo closure stalled at Pentagon

WASHINGTON — The transfer of prisoners out of Guantanamo Bay has ground to a halt amid a slow Pentagon approval process, causing deep frustration within the administration and raising doubts that President Obama will be able to fulfill his campaign promise to close the offshore prison for te…

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Mobile Ebola labs arrive in Liberia from US

MONROVIA, Liberia — U.S. mobile Ebola labs should be up and running in Liberia this week, and American troops have broken ground for a field hospital, as the international community races to increase the ability to care for the spiraling number of people infected with the dreaded disease.

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Islamic State closes in on Kurdish area of Syria

ANTAKYA, Turkey — Militants of the Islamic State group were closing in Monday on a Kurdish area of Syria on the border with Turkey — an advance unhindered so far by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, including one that struck a grain silo, killing two civilians, according to activists.

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Afghan president is sworn in, paving way for US pact

Afghan president is sworn in, paving way for US pact

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan swore in Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as its second elected president on Monday, embarking on a new era with a national unity government poised to confront a resilient Taliban insurgency by signing an agreement that would guarantee a continuing American military presence.

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Afghan president sworn in, paving way for US pact

Afghan president sworn in, paving way for US pact

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, left, is sworn in by Chief Justice Abdul Salam Azimi at the presidential palace in Kabul on Monday.

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VA settles complaints by 3 Phoenix whistleblowers

VA settles complaints by 3 Phoenix whistleblowers

Katherine Mitchell

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VA settles complaints by 3 Phoenix whistleblowers

VA settles complaints by 3 Phoenix whistleblowers

WASHINGTON — The Veterans Affairs Department said Monday it has settled complaints filed by three employees who faced retaliation after filing whistleblower complaints about the troubled Phoenix VA hospital.

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Words, sanctions won't stop Putin’s aggression against Ukraine

Words, sanctions won't stop Putin’s aggression against Ukraine

Congress should follow Senate committee's approval of $350 million aid for Ukraine.

September 28, 2014 4:45 pmLoading…
Jonah Goldberg: Hold the guffaws for a sec

Jonah Goldberg: Hold the guffaws for a sec

O'Reilly's proposal flawed, but we should rethink our approach to war.

September 26, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…
White House fence jumper shows we’ve failed veterans

White House fence jumper shows we’ve failed veterans

Over 650,000 veterans on disability with PTSD are casualties of dangerous epidemic.

September 24, 2014 6:45 pmLoading…
Why Obama's airstrikes against Islamic State may be more effective than people expect

Why Obama's airstrikes against Islamic State may be more effective than people expect

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's air war against terrorist targets in Syria has begun, sooner and more deeply inside Syrian territory than expected. The question: Will the strikes — which mark the mere "beginning of a credible, sustainable, persistent campaign," as the U.S. military's o…

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