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ISIS just killed Iran's top general in Syria

Islamic State militants seized several villages from rival insurgents north of Aleppo, Syria, on Friday, in a surprise attack that came despite intensive Russian airstrikes that Moscow insists are targeting the extremist group, activists said. Show More Summary

These heartbreaking images show what it's like to live and work in one of the most polluted cities on earth

Photographer Pascal Mannaerts has travelled all over the world documenting the lives of some of the world's most diverse cultures. His work has featured in National Geographic, Le Monde, The Guardian, and more. Mannaerts displays his...Show More Summary

A Wharton professor says Volkswagen’s apology to the US government was completely ineffective

On Thursday, Michael Horn, the chief executive of Volkswagen Group of America, appeared at a Congressional hearing and apologized on behalf of the company for using illegal software to cheat on emissions tests. "These events are deeply troubling," Horn told lawmakers. Show More Summary

TRUMP: 'I'm never getting out'

Real-estate tycoon Donald Trump has a new answer to people asking him if he could end up exiting the presidential race. "Never." Trump explained his new answer Friday on "Morning Joe." The Republican front-runner was frustrated thisShow More Summary

Here's the background on the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet, which just won the Nobel Peace Prize

The Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet just won the Nobel Peace Prize for 2015. The group's win was a surprise — the prize was expected to go to Pope Francis or German Chancellor Angela Merkel. But the Nobel committee was impressed with...Show More Summary

Tunisia's National Dialogue Quartet has won the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize

Tunisia's National Dialogue Quarter has won the Nobel Peace Prize for 2015. The group was brought together in the north African country in 2013, in the aftermath of the Jasmine revolution that overthrew Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in 2011. Show More Summary

The Brexit campaign is starting to look like it could win

A heavyweight new campaign group calling for Britain to leave the European Union launched on Friday with support from Tory, Labour, Green, and UKIP politicians and top political donors. Vote Leave has support from millionaire LabourShow More Summary

Biden's latest meeting suggests he may be ready to run

Staff from the Democratic National Committee briefed representatives for Joe Biden on regulations behind an official presidential run, a DNC official told The New Yorker. "I think it means he's running," the official said. The meeting...Show More Summary

90% of Russian airstrikes have not targeted ISIS

Russia's stated intention in launching airstrikes inside of Syria is to target the Islamic State, also known as ISIS. But that isn't who they've been attacking in the vast majority of their strikes. As US State Department spokesman John...Show More Summary

REPORT: John Boehner is asking Paul Ryan to 'step up and be speaker'

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) reportedly asked Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) to "step up" and run to replace him, as House Republicans entered into a new phase of turmoil Thursday. The Washington Post's Robert Costa reported that...Show More Summary

Ben Carson: Hitler may have been stopped if the German public were armed

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson ignited another Nazi-related controversy on Thursday. During a CNN interview, Carson was pressed to defend his new book's claim that Adolf Hitler's regime benefited from gun control. The retired neurosurgeon did not back down. Show More Summary

Four Russian cruise missiles aimed at Syria crashed in Iran: US officials

Four Russian cruise missiles fired at Syria from a Russian ship in the Caspian Sea on Wednesday crashed in Iran, U.S. officials said on Thursday. A US government source said Russia had been flying cruise missiles over Iran into Syria in attacks on rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Show More Summary

Donald Trump and Ben Carson just praised Kevin McCarthy — for completely different reasons

The two leading Republican presidential candidates had very different reactions to the mayhem in Washington on Thursday. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-California) was expected to easily have the speaker's race sewn up. But instead, McCarthy suddenly exited the race and threw the legislative chamber into disarray. Show More Summary

Democratic lawmakers mock GOP 'chaos' on Twitter

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-California) stunned Washington Thursday by suddenly withdrawing from the speaker's race he was expected to have locked up. McCarthy, House Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) designated heir, apparently decided he didn't have the votes to lead the chamber. Show More Summary


House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, the front-runner to succeed John Boehner as the next speaker, has suddenly pulled out of the race, a stunning development to a race he was once virtually assured to win. McCarthy made the announcement at a House Republican caucus meeting in which he was expected to win the GOP nomination for speaker. Show More Summary

University of Texas may need to answer this tough question to save affirmative action

The Supreme Court began a new session this week, and will soon take up a case that could destroy affirmative action policies allowing US colleges to consider applicants' race in admissions to maintain a diverse campus. This is the second...Show More Summary

Republicans are voting for their replacement for John Boehner today — but it's only the start of the mayhem

House Republicans on Thursday are set to vote on their nominee to replace John Boehner as the next House speaker. But early jockeying for the position has produced even more division in a fractured GOP caucus — and it could signal even more turmoil ahead of a busy calendar filled with deadlines and cliffs over the next few weeks. Show More Summary

Donald Trump lashes out at 'nut job' Glenn Beck after being called a 'bully'

Real-estate mogul Donald Trump is now going after conservative talk-show host Glenn Beck. In recent weeks, Beck has repeatedly been critical of Trump, the Republican presidential front-runner. Most recently, Beck was quoted in a NewShow More Summary

Putin played a hockey game with ex-NHL players for his birthday and scored 7 goals

Russian President Vladimir Putin donned ice skates on for his 63rd birthday, playing with former NHL players and Russian officials in a special exhibition match. Putin scored seven goals during the game, leading his team to a flashy victory.  Produced by Lamar Salter Follow BI Video: On Facebook   Join the conversation about this story »

A new focus group explains Ben Carson's appeal in the 2016 race

A new pair of Bloomberg Politics focus groups help explain why Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon and conservative author, has rocketed to become a top-tier GOP candidate in the presidential race.  Polls show with remarkable consistency that the soft-spoken Republican is No. Show More Summary

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