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(Tikrit, Iraq) -- Iraqi insurgents promise more fighting after taking control of two cities. A recording believed to be from the al-Qaeda linked Islamic State of Iraq and Syria urges the militants to take the fight to more Iraqi cities, including Baghdad. Rebels now control the...
(Washington, DC) -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the Bowe Bergdahl prisoner swap was absolutely necessary. In a House hearing Wednesday, Hagel cited growing concerns that Bergdahl's health was deteriorating. Meanwhile, Senator Rand Paul says the Obama administration broke...
(Undated) -- No one at the White House will be punished after inadvertently releasing the identity of the CIA station chief in Afghanistan's capital. The intelligence officer's name and title were included on a list of officials distributed to thousands of reporters ahead of...
(Undated) -- A neurologist who recently examined Donald Sterling says the banned Los Angeles Clippers owner cannot put numbers on a blank clock. TMZ reports Sterling was examined by two experts last month. One of the neurologists reportedly found that Sterling also had trouble...
(Washington, DC) -- Eric Cantor will step down from his post as House Majority Leader at the end of July. The Virginia Republican was stunned on Tuesday night in a primary loss. Cantor said Wednesday he plans to serve out his term in Congress. He also endorsed California's Kevin...
(Tikrit, Iraq) -- Iraqi insurgents are promising more fighting after already taking control of two cities. A recording believed to be from the al-Qaeda linked Islamic State of Iraq and Syria urges the militants to take the fight to more Iraqi cities, including Baghdad. Kurdish...
(Washington, DC) -- The Senate is moving with unusual speed to reform the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs. Senators easily approved a bipartisan measure on Wednesday to address growing concerns about systemic scheduling problems at the VA. The bill by Arizona Republican...
(Nogales, AZ) -- The ACLU and other groups say Border Patrol agents must treat migrant children better. An attorney with the National Immigration Justice Center says many kids at a Nogales, Arizona detention center are being physically and verbally abused. She also said the...
(Asheville, NC) -- Attorneys for Bank of America and the Justice Department are fighting in a case that could affect a multi-billion dollar settlement. The two sides began arguments Wednesday in a North Carolina case involving the government's claim that B of A misled investors...