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Iran Sentences US Journalist to Prison in Espionage Case

November 22, 2015 0

Iran said Sunday it has sentenced detained Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian to an unspecified prison term following his conviction last month on espionage charges. Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejehi, a spokesman for Iran's judiciary, announced […]

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US Lawmakers Set for Showdown Vote on Refugees

November 19, 2015 0

CAPITOL HILL— The U.S. House of Representatives is planning to vote Thursday on a bill sponsored by the Republican majority that would pause the Obama administration's program to resettle Iraqi and Syrian refugees to the […]

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Obama: No US Ground Troops to Fight Islamic State

November 16, 2015 0

ANTALYA, TURKEY — President Barack Obama says it would be a mistake to deploy ground forces to defeat Islamic State militants, resisting calls at home and abroad for a more forceful U.S. strategy in the […]

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US lifts decade of sanctions against Liberia

November 13, 2015 0

The US has lifted economic sanctions against Liberia as President Barack Obama praised the country's commitment to democracy since the end of the 2003 civil war, the White House has said. The president scrapped sanctions […]

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US Veterans Agency Struggles to Meet Goals

November 11, 2015 0

WASHINGTON—Six years ago, the Obama administration set the ambitious goal of ending veteran homelessness in 2015 and ending the backlog in disability claims. It appears likely the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will miss both […]

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