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US carries out counterterrorism strike in Somalia

WASHINGTON — The U.S. military carried out a counterterrorism strike Monday against leaders of the militant group al-Shabab in Somalia, Pentagon officials said, although it was unclear whether the operation was successful.

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Iraqi forces break militant siege of Shiite town

Iraqi forces break militant siege of Shiite town

BAGHDAD — Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli, as a suicide bombing killed 14 people in Anbar western province, officials said.

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Congressional leaders push Obama to act on ISIL

Congressional leaders push Obama to act on ISIL

WASHINGTON — Leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees on Sunday prodded President Obama to take decisive action against what they say are growing threats from Islamic State militants on U.S. soil.

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Stepping back into the fray

Stepping back into the fray

Obama should formulate a coherent goal and a strategy to achieve it.

August 28, 2014 6:15 pmLoading…
Ruth Marcus: What line to draw on beheadings?

Ruth Marcus: What line to draw on beheadings?

Foley's death likely not last time we will need to draw it.

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Paying terrorist ransoms trades one life for another

NATO's members must swear off payments that endanger lives, interests of members.

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CD3 Watch: Saucedo Mercer shares grisly beheading photo

CD3 Watch: Saucedo Mercer shares grisly beheading photo

The Republican candidate in Arizona's Congressional District 3 race posted on Facebook a gruesome photo depicting a man posing with several decapitated heads and she called for "eye for an eye" treatment for terrorists.

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Interpol issues arrest warrant for "White Widow"

Interpol issues arrest warrant for "White Widow"

LONDON — Interpol on Thursday issued an arrest notice on behalf of Kenyan authorities for Samantha Lewthwaite, the fugitive Briton whom news media have dubbed the "white widow." Lewthwaite — a 29-year-old Muslim convert whose first husband was one of the suicide bombers in the 2005 attack o…

September 26, 2013 9:13 am
Sept. 11, 2001 Revisited

Sept. 11, 2001 Revisited

People flee the scene near New York's World Trade Center after terrorists crashed two planes into the towers on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. In a horrific sequence of destruction, terrorists hijacked two airliners and crashed them into the World Trade Center in a coordinated series of attack…

September 10, 2013 2:49 pm

The guy still willing to kill decides when war ends

'This war, like all wars, must end. That's what history advises. That's what our democracy demands."

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When we say 'never again,' we don't always mean it

The nation demonstrated again last week how resolute it can be when threatened by murderous terrorists - and how helpless when ordered to heel by smug lobbyists for the gun industry.

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TSA to allow small knives, bats, clubs on planes

WASHINGTON — Airline passengers will be able to carry small knives, souvenir baseball bats, golf clubs and other sports equipment onto planes beginning next month under a policy change announced Tuesday by the head of the Transportation Security Administration.

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YouTube grenade launcher hoax lands Phoenix man in jail

YouTube grenade launcher hoax lands Phoenix man in jail

PHOENIX — A Phoenix man dressed his nephew in a sheet and sent him into a busy street with a fake grenade launcher, filming the masked teenager pointing the weapon at passing cars to see how long it took police to respond, authorities said.

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A look back: Terrorist acts against Americans

A look back: Terrorist acts against Americans

A U.S. Marine sits on the bumper of a car that was destroyed when a huge bomb explosion wrecked the American Embassy in West Beirut, April 19, 1983, where he is on guard duty across the street from the Embassy. Rescue workers continued to search the rubble for those missing in Monday's explo…

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A look back: Terrorist acts against Americans

A look back: Terrorist acts against Americans

Rescue workers carry the body of one of the victims from the bomb blast at the American Embassy in Beirut, April 19, 1983. The blast caused extensive damage to the Embassy and killed 47 people while wounding 130. (AP Photo/Paola Crociani)

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A look back: Terrorist acts against Americans

A look back: Terrorist acts against Americans

A U.S. Marine stands guard as rescue workers search the rubble of the U.S. Embassy in Beirut for bodies. Rescue workers search the collapsed front of the building after the terrorist bombing on April 18, 1983. (AP Photo/Bill Foley)

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A look back: Terrorist acts against Americans

A look back: Terrorist acts against Americans

Destroyed autos and debris still litter the B-2 level of New York's World Trade Center, March 7, 1993. Explosives experts used scaffolding to lower themselves into a giant bomb crater under the building, expanding their search for new clues after the shaken cellar was strengthened with steel…

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A look back: Terrorist acts against Americans

A look back: Terrorist acts against Americans

A gaping hole caused by an explosion in an underground garage at New York's World Trade Center reveals various levels of parking beneath the twin towers complex, March 8, 1993. New steel beams were added over the weekend to help shore up the center's shaken foundation. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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A look back: Terrorist acts against Americans

A look back: Terrorist acts against Americans

This is the glass door of the lounge of the Fiumicino Airport in Rome, Italy, which was smashed by the Arab terrorists who then headed for the Pan American jetliner, in background on tarmac, in a shooting spree, Dec. 17, 1973. (AP Photo)

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A look back: Terrorist acts against Americans

A look back: Terrorist acts against Americans

Workers clear debris in an underground corridor in the World Trade Center in New York, March 1, 1993. At least five people were killed in the explosion that the FBI confirmed was caused by a bomb. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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