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Former Defense Secretary Panetta sees greatest threat to U.S. coming from inside Washington

Disfunction in Washington is the most serious threat to the United States, says Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. “Our inability to come together, to work together and present a unified front…seriously damages not only our national...Show More Summary

Panetta: “I find it difficult to believe” Pakistan’s military didn’t have suspicions about Bin Laden’s Abbottabad compound

With 12ft walls, enormous footprint, and conspicuous location, al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden’s Abottabad compound probably raised suspicions in Pakistan, says former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta in an interview with Judy Woodruff. Show More Summary

Islamic State group uses only half of a Quran verse to justify beheadings — see what’s in the other half

There has long been debate about the nature of Islam and its use as justification in violent and inhumane brutality — including the recent beheadings of journalists and aid workers — from the Middle East to Africa and beyond. The most...Show More Summary

White House denies renewed allegations about Secret Service scandal

A Republican congressman and the White House are clashing over renewed allegations against the Secret Service. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images WASHINGTON — Two years after a prostitution scandal rocked the Secret Service, a Republican...Show More Summary

See just how much is left of San Francisco Bay’s shrinking wetlands

[Watch Video] It was a hard statistic to get my head around: San Francisco Bay, one of the nation’s most scenic bodies of water, has lost almost 90 percent of its wetlands over the last century. I learned this while reporting for the...Show More Summary

El Salvador tries to rein in crime with community policing

El Salvador police officers Daniel Campos and Raul Garcia check to see if a man’s shotgun is legally registered. Photo by Jude Joffe-Block/Fronteras Desk SANTA ANA, El Salvador — El Salvador has a population of just more than 6 million,...Show More Summary

Dallas immigrant community reacts to death of Ebola victim Duncan

Bisharo Mohamed Iscak and Bink Ahmed, refugees from Somalia, stopped by Arif Cafe in the Vickery Meadow neighborhood to order lunch. Photo by Stella M. Chávez KERA News A little more than two weeks ago when Thomas Eric Duncan arrived in the U.S., he stayed at his girlfriend’s apartment in Dallas’ Vickery Meadow neighborhood. Show More Summary

Additional $700 million for military mission to fight Ebola

A U.S. Air Force airman connects electrical cables as he helps set up a 25-bed hospital to aid Liberian health workers infected with Ebola on October 8, 2014 near Monrovia, Liberia. The airmen are constructing the modular hospital, known...Show More Summary

Justices uphold North Carolina’s voting restrictions

Photo by Time Sloan/AFP/Getty Images Editor’s Note: For the second time in just two weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld state laws which limit voter access to the polls. The latest ruling keeps in place North Carolina restrictions which decrease the number of early voting days, eliminate same day registration and ban out-of-precinct voting. Show More Summary

Watch tonight’s Illinois gubernatorial debate

Watch the Illinois gubernatorial debate at 9 p.m. EDT on Thursday, Oct. 9, featuring incumbent governor Pat Quinn (D) and Bruce Rauner (R). Live stream courtesy of WTVP. Incumbent Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner will face off in Peoria, Illinois, on Thursday, Oct. Show More Summary

Surgeon Gawande: Ebola won’t run ‘wild’ in U.S.

Watch an excerpt of Dr. Atul Gawande on his new book, “Being Mortal”. The interview airs in full on Thursday’s PBS NewsHour. In the wake of the first confirmed death of a patient diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, some people are asking whether all U.S. Show More Summary

Bombs in Yemen rip through checkpoint, army camp

A suicide bomber killed dozens of people in Sanaa, Yemen, on Oct. 9. Photo by Samet Dogan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Suicide bombers in Yemen killed at least 67 people Thursday when they detonated their explosives at a checkpoint in...Show More Summary

French writer Patrick Modiano wins 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature

Patrick Modiano won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature Thursday. He is the 11th French writer to win the prestigious prize.Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images French writer Patrick Modiano won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature Thursday. Show More Summary

Turkey, Kurd tensions worry U.S. in fight for Kobani

Syrian Kurds cross into Turkey near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province on Sept. 19. The Syrian Kurds were fleeing Islamic State fighters who advanced into their villages. Photo by Ilyas Akengin/AFP/Getty Images WASHINGTON...Show More Summary

Airport screening for Ebola: 5 things to know

Kenyan health officials help passengers fill out medical forms before screening them as they arrive at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi on Aug. 14. Photo by Simon Maina/AFP/Getty Images WASHINGTON — The Obama administration...Show More Summary

No matter how Colorado votes, GMO labeling debate far from over

Farmer Paul Schlagel grows genetically modified sugar beets outside Longmont, Colorado.Photo by / KUNC and Harvest Public Media. Editor’s Note: With a month left before the Nov. 4 general election, voters in Colorado and Oregon are considering a measure requiring the labeling of foods containing genetically modified ingredients (GMOs). Show More Summary

Voter ID law has Virginia Democrats scrambling

200,000 registered voters don’t have a driver’s license Editor’s Note: In recent years, a spate of states have passed laws requiring voters to show identification before casting a ballot. Supporters of these measures say they prevent...Show More Summary

Kenyan president’s case a ‘litmus’ test for International Criminal Court

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta, right, talks to a member of his defense team as he appears before the International Criminal Court in The Hague, The Netherlands, on Oct. 8. He is charged with crimes against humanity for allegedly instigating violence after Kenya’s 2007 disputed presidential elections. Show More Summary

AT&T to pay $105 million for ‘cramming’ costumers with bogus charges

Photo by Flickr user zombieit WASHINGTON — Telecom giant AT&T will pay a hefty $105 million settlement after the government accused the company of unlawfully billing wireless customers for tens of millions of dollars in bogus charges...Show More Summary

This morning’s total lunar eclipse, as seen from Twitter

Many rose early Wednesday morning in the hopes of catching a glimpse of the total lunar eclipse that peaked at 6:55 a.m. EDT. During a total lunar eclipse, the moon turns a coppery shade of red as it passes through the core of the Earth’s shadow. Show More Summary

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