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Obama Announces Historic Revamp of US-Cuba Relations

December 17, 2014 0

U.S. President Barack Obama announced a major shift in U.S. relations with Cuba, after the country’s communist leaders released Alan Gross, an American who had been imprisoned there for five years. Obama and Cuban President […]

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US Congress Passes $1.1 Trillion Budget for 2015

December 15, 2014 0

The U.S. Congress has given its final approval for a massive $1.1 trillion government spending plan for most of 2015, ending a threat that the federal government could shut down again if the legislation was […]

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US Tightens Security Ahead of CIA Torture Report Release

December 9, 2014 0

U.S. diplomatic facilities and military installations overseas are under increased security Tuesday as the Senate prepares to release a long-awaited report detailing the CIA's interrogation methods since the September 11, 2001 attacks. The 6,000-page report […]

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Kerry: It Will Take Years to Defeat Islamic State

December 3, 2014 0

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says it will take years to defeat the Islamic State militants, but that coalition airstrikes against the insurgents have made it "much harder" for them to launch new attacks. […]

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UN Watchdog Condemns Police Brutality in USA

November 29, 2014 0

The U.N. Committee Against Torture has condemned reported police brutality and excessive use of force in the United States, especially against minority groups. The 10-member watchdog committee's report, released Friday, urged U.S. authorities to crack […]

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