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All Clear Given After Active Shooter Reported At Ft. Lee Military Base In Virginia

An all-clear has been given after the Ft. Lee military base in Virginia was locked down after an active shooter was reported. The base confirmed the news on its Facebook page. About 30 minutes after the lockdown was announced, NBC 12 reporter Eric Blackstock tweeted that the base gave an all-clear. Show More Summary

Canada Has The Most Business-Friendly Tax Policy In The World (DIA, SPX, SPY, QQQ, BKW, THI, EWC)

The big news on Monday is reports that Burger King is in talks to acquire Tim Horton's, Canada's most popular coffee chain. According to a recent KPMG study, Canada is one of the most business-friendly countries in the world. At least, when you look at the total tax cost for companies operating in some of the world's biggest economies. Show More Summary

PAUL RYAN: Here's The Real Problem With Obama's Foreign Policy

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) looks back at the 2012 election and says, "We were right." Ryan, the 2012 vice presidential nominee alongside presidential nominee Mitt Romney, thinks the pair was right about the Obama adminstration's foreign policy leading to the kinds of crises popping up in the Middle East with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Show More Summary

British Embassy Apologizes After Joking About Burning Down The White House

Two hundred years ago Sunday, the British army burned parts of Washington D.C., including the White House, to the ground. The attack came two years after war reignited between the young country and its former master over the impressment of American sailors, among other issues. Show More Summary

Assad's Devilishly Simple Plan To Bring The West To His Side

The Syrian regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad decided to go easy on ISIS so that the extremist group would kill off secular rebels of the the Western-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA), Maria Abi-Habib of The Wall Street Journal reports. Show More Summary

US: An American Held In Syria Has Been Freed

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government says an American held hostage for about two years by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria has been released. The Obama administration identifies the man as Peter Theo Curtis of Massachusetts. National security adviser Susan Rice says Curtis is now safe outside of Syria. Show More Summary

James Foley's Family: US Should Rethink No-Negotiation Hostage Policy

In the end, none came – a result which in part can be attributed to the White House’s policies towards terrorist kidnap victims. Unlike some of their European counterparts, officials operate on a “no ransom and no negotiation” basis....Show More Summary

Jim Foley Got This Letter To His Family Past His ISIS Captors

Before freelance reporter James Foley was brutally murdered last week by militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS), he was forced to read a propaganda statement in the video the terror group titled "A Message...Show More Summary

Here's What Politics And Religion In Texas Tell Us About Modern America

"Rough Country: How Texas Became America's Most Powerful Bible-Belt State" By Robert Wuthnow.Princeton University Press; 654 pages. TEXANS miss few opportunities to boast of their history. The capsule version, peddled by politicians and populists, is as follows. Show More Summary

The Rise Of ISIS Creates A Trap For Obama In Syria

For more than three years, the Obama administration has been content with largely staying out of the conflict in Syria. But the recent ISIS offensive in Iraq and the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley has drawn Obama closer to what he called "somebody else’s civil war.” Top American officials now acknowledge that the U.S. Show More Summary

John McCain Used The Bay Area Earthquake To Blast Obama's Foreign Policy

Not four hours after a strong earthquake rocked the San Francisco Bay Area on Sunday, Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) used it as a contrasting example in explaining the rise of the terror group the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS or ISIL). Show More Summary

America's Top Military Officer Explained The Big ISIS Problem In One Sentence

“This is an organization that has an apocalyptic end-of-days strategic vision that will eventually have to be defeated.” -General Martin E. Dempsey, U.S. chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey, America's top military...Show More Summary

Russian Separatists Paraded Ukrainian POWs Through City — And Then Hosed Down The Street

Pro-Russian separatist rebels force-marched dozens of Ukrainian prisoners of war along a main street of the rebel-held Ukrainian town of Donetsk on Sunday. People shouted "fascists" at the group, who walked with heads bowed. They were largely unshaven and dishevelled and dressed either in combat fatigues or civilian clothes. Show More Summary

Russia's 'Military Trucks' Have Now Left Ukraine

The Russian "military trucks" that entered Ukraine on Friday, prompting a call of "invasion" by Ukraine, have returned to Russia, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Saturday. Poroshenko told U.S. Vice President Joe Biden that the Russian convoy had exited his country, according to a readout of the call provided by the White House. Show More Summary

Here's One Theory About Why Cops In America Kill So Many People

The protests and violence sparked by the police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, have stirred up a debate in the U.S. about the use of lethal force by police. In the chart above, you can see just how alarming American statistics on fatal police shootings are when compared to other Western countries. Show More Summary

One Of The Most Basic, Fundamental US Approaches Toward Terrorists Is Being Put To The Test

A week before the extremist group the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS or ISIL) released video of its brutal murder of American journalist James Foley, the group sent Foley's family a chilling final email saying he would be "executed."...Show More Summary

Armed Chinese Fighter Plane Flies Dangerously Close To A US Navy Jet

A Chinese fighter jet came dangerously close to a U.S. Navy patrol jet in international airspace earlier this week, which the Pentagon has criticized as "unsafe and unprofessional" conduct. On Aug. 19, an armed Chinese J-11 fighter jet intercepted a U.S. Show More Summary

Rick Perry Just Released A 'Wanted' Shirt With His Mug Shot

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) seems to be enjoying the spotlight that has come with pushing back to his recent indictment. The latest move: His new political action committee unveiled a T-shirt featuring Perry's mug shot. The back of the...Show More Summary

RAND PAUL: 'Let The Democrats Put Forward A War Hawk Like Hillary Clinton'

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) seems itching to take on Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential contest. Paul told NBC News in an interview that Democrats nominating a "war hawk" like Clinton would redefine the political balance between the two parties. Show More Summary

Here's How The Kremlin's English-Language Propaganda Organs Are Spinning Russia's Incursion Into Ukraine

The current situation in Ukraine is reaching a head as Russian armor and aid trucks are freely flowing over the boarder, an act that Ukraine has called a "direct invasion." For the first time in months of crisis, NATO accused Russia of directly intervening in Ukraine's restive east, where Kiev has been fighting Russian-supported separatists. Show More Summary

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