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Who will help the U.S. battle the Islamic State in Syria?

The Baghdad Operations Command center in Iraq, where the Iraqi army plans offensives against the Islamic State group. While the U.S. has helped Iraq push back the extremists, gathering support from other nations has been difficult. Photo by Scott Nelson for the Washington Post WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s acknowledgement the U.S. Show More Summary

U.S. officials fear radicalized citizens will carry out lone-wolf terror plots

An FBI SWAT team holds field exercises at an Alexandria, Virginia mall training to respond to a terrorist attack on a U.S. target in May, 2014. Officials worry a homegrown terrorist, radicalized on the battlefields of Syria or Iraq could plot a lone-wolf terror attack in the U.S. Show More Summary

Syrian refugees top 3 million, says U.N. agency

A Syrian refugee child eats food that her mother collected from a trash can at Eminonu Pier in Istanbul, Turkey on Aug. 18. Photo by Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images The number of Syrian refugees seeking safety in other parts of the world...Show More Summary

Twitter Chat: Should colleges be run more like businesses?

Rio Salado Community College, in Arizona’s Maricopa Community College district, has implemented a variety of innovations to become more entrepreneurial in response to funding cuts. The result? A graduation rate four times that of similar schools, according to U.S. Show More Summary

Perry criticizes Obama for ‘no strategy’ on Syria

DALLAS — Texas Gov. Rick Perry is wasting little time pouncing on President Barack Obama’s “we don’t have a strategy yet” comments about the violent militant faction attacking cities in Iraq, accusing the White House of “dithering and...Show More Summary

NATO: very much alive at 65

File photo of a meeting of ministers of foreign affairs held at NATO headquarters in Brussels on June 25, 2014. Photo by Hakan Goktepe/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images When the leaders of the North Atlantic alliance wrapped up their Chicago...Show More Summary

Scientists can now see what cocaine does to your brain’s blood flow

The image on the left shows the mouse brain blood vessels before cocaine. The image on the right shows the blood vessels after, revealing that many of the vessels are now darker, which signifies lower blood flow. Photo from Biomedical...Show More Summary

Russian fund with U.S. advisers eludes sanctions

The Russian Direct Investment Fund has managed to operate unaffected by the sanctions imposed by the U.S. and EU in response to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s military actions in Ukraine. Photo by Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images WASHINGTON...Show More Summary

First Ebola case reported in Senegal as virus spread picks up speed

This map from the World Health Organization shows the location of cases throughout the countries with the most intense Ebola transmission, differentiating the number of cases to date in each area, and the number occurring within theShow More Summary

Using tip from social media, USDA seizes 1,200 illegal giant snails

The giant African snail can eat plaster, stucco and 500 types of plants, including most row crops and citrus, making them a nuisance in places like Florida, where local agencies are trying to eradicate them. Photo by Flickr user Coleg Gwent WASHINGTON — The giant African snail damages buildings, destroys crops and can cause meningitis in humans. Show More Summary

Watch Live: President Obama on Ukraine, Syria and Iraq

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will speak at 4 p.m. from the White House before convening a meeting with his national security team on the militant threat in Syria and Iraq. The U.S. is already launching airstrikes against Islamic...Show More Summary

U.S. condemns Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration isn’t outlining any immediate punishment of Russia even as it decries President Vladimir Putin’s government for the apparent invasion of Ukraine. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki says Moscow...Show More Summary

Amazon acquisition “Twitch” boasts audience rivaling primetime TV

175,000 people participated in “Twitch Plays Pokémon,” a collaborative playthrough of the popular children’s game that crowdsourced directions from Twitch viewers. On Monday, Amazon announced that it had finalized a deal to acquire, a live streaming video service geared towards the broadcast of video game gameplay. Show More Summary

White House prepares to defend coming executive orders on immigration

Immigrant rights activists shout slogans in front of the White House on August 28, 2014 in Washington, DC. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images WASHINGTON — With impeachment threats and potential lawsuits looming, President Barack Obama knows whatever executive actions he takes on immigration will face intense opposition. Show More Summary

Twitter chat: What gives a college degree its value?

Given the steep cost of higher education, it is tempting to evaluate different courses of study based solely on the return on investment they offer. For many, attending college means taking out loans that may take years to pay off. Factors such as future salary and the likelihood of securing employment post-graduation must be considered. Show More Summary

Twitter Chat: Is a college degree worth the cost?

The Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce estimates that by the year 2020, 65 percent of all jobs in the U.S. will require at least some education beyond high school. Even with a degree, many college graduates struggle to find work in the current economic climate. Show More Summary

Ebola outbreak could affect 20,000 people before it’s over

This undated handout photo provided by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and GlaxoSmithKline (NIAID/GSK) shows a vaccine candidate, in a vial, that will be used in the upcoming human Ebola trials. Photo from GlaxoSmithKline...Show More Summary

WATCH: St. Louis public TV to host discussion on Ferguson’s effects on the country

St. Louis public television station, The Nine Network, will air a special discussion on the repercussions from the events in Ferguson, Missouri, at 10 p.m. EDT today. PBS NewsHour will live stream the event in the player above. For more...Show More Summary

Brain-eating ameoba found in Louisiana parish drinking water

A deadly ameoba known to fatally infect human brains has been discovered within a water system in Louisiana. Louisiana health officials said a deadly amoeba has been detected in the water system of a parish that serves more than 12,000 people in three towns. Show More Summary

White House builds legal justification for Obama’s executive actions on immigration

Immigration reform groups march outside the White House calling on President Obama for immigration reform and to stop deportations on July 16. Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call WASHINGTON — With impeachment threats and potential lawsuits...Show More Summary

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