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  • Kerry makes pitch for anti-ISIS coalition

    The secretary of State called together a group of countries at the NATO summit Friday morning in a previously unscheduled meeting to rally them to become a "coalition of the willing" to confront the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in a systematic way.

  • No formal plan to fight ISIS at NATO summit

    President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron discussed the ISIS threat Thursday during a car ride at the summit, and later with King Abdullah of Jordan.

  • Ukraine on peace plan: 'Crossing our fingers'

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko expressed cautious hope Thursday that a peace settlement with Russia would stand and at least temporarily freeze the fighting along the country's Eastern border.

  • Activist groups hail expected DOJ probe into Ferguson police

    Civil rights groups are hailing the federal investigation as a major victory for those sharply questioning the circumstances surrounding the killing of teenager Michael Brown.

  • Lawmakers cross aisles on demilitarizing police

    A Tea Party Republican has teamed up with a member of the Congressional Black Caucus on a bill to place limits on a Pentagon program providing surplus military equipment to local police around the country.

  • White House praises CVS for halting tobacco sales

    "As one of the country's largest retailers and pharmacies, the newly named CVS Health is setting a powerful example that we hope others in the industry will follow," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said in a statement Wednesday.

  • Senate Democrat to file bill for airstrikes in Syria

    Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., said Monday night he would file a measure giving Obama "clear authority" to order the bombing when Congress returns next week.

  • White House dodges questions on immigration timing

    Pressed repeatedly by reporters Tuesday, White House press secretary Josh Earnest confirmed Obama's intention to use his executive power to act on immigration if Congress fails to, but he declined to say when that would take place.

  • White House: 'Our thoughts, prayers' are with Sotloff family

    The White House could not immediately confirm reports that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has released a video showing the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff.

  • Obama pushes minimum wage in Wisconsin trip

    A deeply polarized state, Wisconsin has been the epicenter of a major fight in recent years over the power of government workers' unions with a highly competitive governor's race this fall.

  • Fort Hood victims say shooter's letter is 'salt in our wounds'

    A coalition of 160 victims and family members of Hasan's rampage at Fort Hood have been fighting the Obama administration for nearly five years to label the shooting an act of terrorism.

  • White House: U.S. unlikely to raise threat level

    White House press secretary Josh Earnest said the U.S. is "unlikely" to raise its terrorist threat level -- at least in the short-term --after the U.K. did so Friday in response to a threat from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

  • U.S. levels new sanctions against Iranian firms

    The U.S. Treasury Department on Friday penalized more than 25 entities and individuals it believes are involved in assisting Iran's nuclear program, supporting terrorism or aiding Tehran's evasion of U.S. and international sanctions.

  • Obama gives himself leeway on immigration action deadline

    The president for the first time stopped short of abiding by his self-imposed deadline of acting on immigration without Congress’ consent by the end of the summer.

  • U.K. raises terrorist threat level

    The U.K. in response to a threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria raised its terrorist attack warning system to the second highest level Friday from substantial to severe, which carries the warning that a terrorist attack is "highly likely."



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