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  • Obama mulls large-scale move on immigration

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as they grapple with an immigration crisis at the border, White House officials are making plans to act before November's mid-term elections to grant work permits to potentially millions of immigrants who are in this country illegally, allowing them to stay in the United...

  • Defense: Gov't suppressed evidence in Blackwater

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for Blackwater security guards said Monday that the government has suppressed evidence favorable to defendants who are on trial in the killings of 14 Iraqis in Nisoor Square in Baghdad. U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen says that "a series of innocent oversights" led to...

  • US fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration pushed back strongly Monday at a torrent of Israeli criticism over Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire with Hamas, accusing some in Israel of launching a "misinformation campaign" against the top American diplomat. "It's...

  • How Harry Reid hopes to save funding for Israel from August gridlock

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., on Monday moved to ensure Israel receives crucial military aid, decoupling $225 million funding for the Iron Dome missile defense system from a controversial border bill.

  • VIDEO: More Russia sanctions could come this week

    Almost two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down in the skies over Ukraine, U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor Tony Blinken says it's time for Russia to "play by the rules."

  • How the U.S. ended up giving weapons to the Taliban

    Hundreds of thousands of sophisticated U.S. military weapons given to the Afghan military are missing and may be in the hands of the Taliban, according to a government watchdog.

  • VIDEO: John Kerry vows U.S. will continue push for Israel-Palestinian ceasefire

    After a weekend of continued fighting in Gaza, Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday, "that doesn't mean you turn away. You have to keep doing it."

  • For White House, even small victories prove elusive in Gaza, Ukraine

    The White House this week will attempt to dial down tensions in both Gaza and Ukraine, as those conflicts rage on with little notice of U.S. efforts to limit the bloodshed there.

  • US: Russia has fired rockets into Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Stepping up pressure on Moscow, the U.S. has released satellite images it says show that rockets have been fired from Russia into neighboring eastern Ukraine and that heavy artillery for separatists has crossed the border. The images, which came from the U.S. Director of...

  • California governor to meet with Mexican president

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown travels to Mexico for three days of meetings starting Monday and will discuss immigration in separate sit-downs with President Enrique Pena Nieto and Central American diplomatic and religious leaders. The governor's office announced Sunday that Brown...

  • EU, US seek Vladimir Putin's Achilles' heel on Ukraine

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Months after Russia annexed Crimea and stepped up support for separatists in eastern Ukraine, Europe and the United States are still searching for a way to persuade Russian President Vladimir Putin to change course. Targeted economic sanctions and threats of tougher ones have...

  • Conservatives need a human rights agenda

    Over the last few months, however, as minors piled up at the border, the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act has drawn a lot of attention -- and blame.

  • Obama: US worried about worsening Gaza conditions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is telling Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the United States is growing more concerned about the rising number of civilian deaths in the Gaza war that is entering its third week. The White House says Obama and Netanyahu spoke Sunday...

  • Benjamin Netanyahu: Hamas violating its own cease-fire

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Hamas has violated its own cease-fire Sunday, a move he says leaves Israel with "no choice but to defend ourselves."

  • Israel says it's extending Gaza truce for 24 hours

    BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas resumed rocket fire Saturday on Israel after rejecting Israel's offer to extend a humanitarian cease-fire, the latest setback in international efforts to negotiate an end to the Gaza war. Despite the Hamas rejection, Israel's Cabinet decided to extend a...



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