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AP Interview: El-Sissi, Egypt and the terror fight

AP Interview: El-Sissi, Egypt and the terror fight

CAIRO — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is feeling vindicated by the world’s alarm over Islamic extremism that is fueling wars and bloodshed across the Middle East.

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Yemen sets curfew as fighting roils capital

SANAA, Yemen — Yemen's top security body imposed an overnight curfew in restive areas of the capital, Sanaa, on Saturday after Shiite rebels took over the state television building amid heavy clashes and the U.N. envoy to the country signaled that a deal had been reached to end the violence.

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Pope chooses moderate Cupich to be Chicago archbishop

Pope chooses moderate Cupich to be Chicago archbishop

As the leader of two American dioceses, Roman Catholic Bishop Blase Cupich has staked out a firm position in the middle of the road.

September 20, 2014 12:36 pmLoading…

Jailed, some mentally ill inmates land in lockdown

Day or night, the lights inside Cell 135C of central New Mexico’s Valencia County Detention Center were always on.

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Tracing the shift from everyday American to jihadi

Tracing the shift from everyday American to jihadi

WASHINGTON — A college dropout from Florida. A nurse’s aide from Denver. The owner of a pizza-and-wings joint from upstate New York.

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Latino purchasing power continues to climb in Arizona

Latino purchasing power continues to climb in Arizona

Hispanic consumers will spend an estimated $4.5 billion this year in Pima County.

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Grijalva asks Obama to meet with illegal immigrants

Grijalva asks Obama to meet with illegal immigrants

Grijalva said deporting working parents shouldn't be a high priority.

September 19, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Police have license to scan plates, withhold findings

Police have license to scan plates, withhold findings

High-tech surveillance and subsequent secrecy draws the ire of civil liberties advocates.

September 19, 2014 3:43 pm Photos

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Fierce fighting in Yemeni capital kills 120

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Shiite rebels and Sunni militiamen battled in Sanaa for a second day Friday in battles that have killed at least 120 people and have shaken the Yemeni capital with thousands fleeing their homes. The violence raises fears that this chronically unstable country could be dra…

September 19, 2014 1:13 pmLoading…
Obama: Campus sex assault an affront to humanity

Obama: Campus sex assault an affront to humanity

WASHINGTON — Amid a new focus on violence against women, President Obama kicked off a star-powered campaign Friday against campus sexual assault particularly targeted at encouraging men to take a stand.

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CIA curbs spying operations in Europe

WASHINGTON — The CIA has curbed spying on friendly governments in Western Europe in response to the furor over a German caught selling secrets to the United States and the Edward Snowden revelations of classified information held by the National Security Agency, according to current and form…

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Democrats shouldn't rely on pot and gay marriage

Democrats shouldn't rely on pot and gay marriage

Republicans should not assume public is moving leftward on social issues.

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A plan to raise pay

The fight to increase Americans' stagnant incomes is growing more serious.

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Spending bill leaves out immigration courts

WASHINGTON — Congress’ must-pass budget bill ignores the Obama administration’s request to accelerate spending on immigration courts to handle the flood of unaccompanied minors at the border even as it boosts spending flexibility for Border Patrol agents and detention centers.

September 18, 2014 4:58 pmLoading…

Congress OKs aid for Syrian rebels

WASHINGTON — In the heat of an election campaign, Congress cleared the way for the U.S. military to train and equip Syrian rebels for a war against Islamic State militants Thursday night, reluctant ratification of a new strategy that President Obama outlined scarcely a week ago.

September 18, 2014 4:56 pmLoading…
Blacks die by gunshot at twice whites' rate

Blacks die by gunshot at twice whites' rate

The risk of dying from a gunshot wound is twice as high for African-Americans as it is for white Americans, according to a new study based on 11 years’ worth of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Overlooked stories of the Civil War

What is the greatest overlooked story of the Civil War?

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Religion no excuse for bias toward LGBT families

Religion no excuse for bias toward LGBT families

I wasn't 'real person' because I didn’t have mommy and daddy.

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Scotland's epic vote on independence from UK looms

Scotland's epic vote on independence from UK looms

The Scots are not shrinking violets. Remember this when they vote Thursday.

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My own Egyptian trial was nothing compared with what these women will face

Saturday, seven women will face trial in Cairo after 84 days in prison.

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