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The American Fighting Against ISIS In Syria Is Trying To Recruit More US Military Veterans

The 28-year-old former US soldier who joined a Kurdish militia to fight against militants of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (ISIS) is urging more military veterans to join the fight. Through his own profile and with the launch ofShow More Summary

The Man Who Investigated The Secret Service Prostitution Scandal Was Allegedly Caught With A Prostitute

A Department of Homeland Security investigator who led an internal review of the 2012 prostitution scandal that rocked the Secret Service resigned in August after being implicated as allegedly visiting a prostitute himself, The New York Times reports. Show More Summary

Here's How The US Reacted To China's First Nuclear Test 50 Years Ago

This month marks 50 years since one of the most consequential events in the history of nuclear proliferation — a reminder of the very high stakes that led the international community to prevent additional countries from crossing the nuclear threshold. Show More Summary

Mitt Romney Delivers An Epic Rant About Obama's 'Terrible Administration'

Mitt Romney, who lost the 2012 election to President Barack Obama, has been traveling the country making appearances on behalf of Republican candidates in this year's midterm election. At one of these events in Nebraska on Monday evening, Romney unleashed a scathing assault on the "terrible" Obama administration. Show More Summary

Behind Turkey's Humiliating Failure To Win A UN Security Council Seat

It all seemed to be going so well. Turkey was, it appeared, in the driving seat to be one of five new non-permanent members of the UN Security Council. "We believe, God permitting, that we will get the result of the work we put in" asserted...Show More Summary

Ebola Panic Is Making Life Miserable For Some West Africans In The US

Two brothers who recently emigrated from Senegal were allegedly beaten up in the Bronx on Friday afternoon by several people who called them "Ebola." T he boys, who are in sixth and eighth grade, were severely injured and had to be taken to the hospital after the attack, the African Advisory Council told NBC New York. Show More Summary

These Incredible Photos Show The Final Days Of A Major Coalition Base In Afghanistan

At the beginning of 2014, about 38,000 Americans were still deployed in Afghanistan. That number is set to plunge in the next few months as US and British soldiers leave the site of America's long conflict. But shipping the personnel, hardware, and vehicles necessary to wage war out of a landlocked country is a highly complex undertaking. Show More Summary

Here Comes Obama's Statement On Ebola ...

President Barack Obama is schedule to make a statement on the US government's response to the Ebola virus at 2:55 p.m. on Tuesday. Prior to his remarks, Obama will be holding a conference call with staffers from the U.S. Agency for International Development who are working to fight the ongoing Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia. Show More Summary

Did A Louisiana Democrat Steal John McCain's Campaign Logo?

There's a lot that looks familiar about Democrat Edwin Edwards' congressional campaign in Louisiana. Edwards, who is 87-years-old, served four terms as governor of the Bayou State before he went to federal prison after being convicted on fraud, money laundering, racketeering and extortion charges in 2002. Show More Summary

Take A Tour Of An Abandoned Underground Cold War Missile Base

In 1960, during the height of the Cold War, the US Air Force introduced the Titan I, its first series of multi-stage Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles. Along with the Atlas missile program, they became an integral part of the US's nuclear deterrent against the Soviet Union. Show More Summary

Ex-Administration Official Sums Up The Obama Administration's Insularity In One Brutal Sentence

Politico Magazine editor Michael Hirsh asked on Monday the question of whether the Obama administration is full of a "team of bumblers" on the foreign policy and national security sides. At the heart of the criticism is the charge that the Obama White House itself is too insular and often doesn't have a strategy. Show More Summary

The 10 Best Countries For Women's Equality

When it comes to gender equality, the US has a long way to go. Although the country's gender pay gap — the difference between what men and women earn for doing similar jobs — is the lowest it has ever been, a new report from The World Economic Forum finds that the US doesn't even break into the top 10 best countries for women's equality. Show More Summary

Toronto 'Crack Mayor' Wins Seat On The City Council

The scandal-plagued former mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford, easily won his old seat on the city council, the Toronto Star reports. Ford's term as mayor was plagued with scandal ever since a video of him smoking crack surfaced last year. Still,...Show More Summary

Ex-Toronto Mayor Who Smoked Crack Easily Wins A Seat On The City Council

The scandal-plagued former mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford, easily won his old seat on the city council, the Toronto Star reports. Join the conversation about this story »

South Dakota's Democratic Senate Candidate Accused The National Party Of Sabotaging His Campaign

The Democratic Senate candidate in South Dakota on Monday publicly rebuked Democrats' national Senate campaign arm, accusing the group of intentionally sabotaging his operation to help an Independent candidate in the race. Democratic...Show More Summary

REPORT: The FBI Has Raided The Home Of The 'Second Snowden' Leaking Stories To Journalists

For months, journalist Glenn Greenwald has suggested that Edward Snowden wasn't his only source of national security-related leaks. On July 4, Greenwald tweeted that it "seems clear" there were multiple leakers from inside the US intelligence...Show More Summary

Here's ISIS's Plan To Destroy American Apache Helicopters

An ISIS-made guide for downing American military helicopters briefly hit Twitter last month, before the responsible account was suspended. A US-led coalition of western and regional players has been bombing ISIS targets for weeks in an effort to check the militant group's lightning expansion. Show More Summary

White House Takes Shots At China And Russia For Not Helping Fight Ebola

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest spent much of his daily briefing on Monday addressing criticism and questions on the US government's response to the Ebola virus. At one point, Earnest argued that, in the three West African countries...Show More Summary

One Of Obama's Earliest Campaign Promises Is Roiling Kansas' Razor-Thin Senate Race

LEAVENWORTH, Kansas — Mary, a 60-something retiree, shudders at the thought of Guantanamo Bay detainees living across the street from her. "I am right there, across the street," she said in an interview not far from Fort Leavenworth,...Show More Summary

These 5 Countries Execute The Most People

In 2013, 22 countries across the globe executed 778 people, according to according to a new report from Amnesty International. Five countries led the way — China, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and the US, in that order. China, number one on the list, keeps death penalty information a state secret. Show More Summary

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