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US to Assign 3,000 from US Military to Fight Ebola

The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support ...


House Panel: Safety Agency Mishandled GM Recall

The government's auto safety agency should have discovered General Motors' faulty ignition switches seven years before the company recalled 2.6 million cars to fix the deadly problem, a House committee ...


Hagel, Dempsey Defend US Plan to Target Extremists

The nation's top military leader told Congress on Tuesday that if President Barack Obama's expanded military campaign to destroy Islamic extremists fails, he would recommend that the United States consider ...


Ukraine Parliament Ratifies EU Pact

Ukraine's parliament ratified an agreement to deepen economic and political ties with the European Union on Tuesday, and passed legislation to grant autonomy to the rebellious east as part of ...


Scotland Took Long Road to Independence Vote

For many people south of the Scottish-English border, the idea that Scotland might leave the United Kingdom has come as a recent shock. But it has been decades, even centuries, ...


Nov. 4 Election Set to Fill Brown's Senate Seat

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has set a Nov. 4 special election to fill a legislative vacancy caused by the death of longtime state Sen. Terry Brown.


5 More Districts Join Miss. School Funding Lawsuit

Five more Mississippi school districts are joining a lawsuit against the state over shortfalls in education funding.


House GOP Moves Ahead on Syrian Rebel Training

Lawmakers raced Monday to authorize an expanded mission to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels before heading back to the campaign trail, with House Republicans preparing legislation backing a central ...

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Wage Gap Dragging Down State Revenues

Mississippi is one of 10 states most reliant on sales taxes as a share of revenue, according to a new Standard & Poor's report that says that such states may ...


Mideast Complexities Confound US Coalition Effort

The Middle East has confounded outsiders for years, so it is no surprise that another U.S.-led project with a straightforward goal—destroying a marauding organization of extremists—is bumping up against age-old ...


Iran Rejects Global Strategy Against Extremists

Diplomats from around the world sought a global strategy to fight Islamic State extremists Monday, while Iran ruled out working with any international coalition and rejected American requests for cooperation ...


Vietnam Soldiers to Receive Medal of Honor

President Barack Obama on Monday will bestow the Medal of Honor on a pair of soldiers for their acts of bravery in the Vietnam War.


Ukraine, Rebels Exchange Prisoners in Peace Deal

Government and rebel forces have exchanged dozens of prisoners captured during fighting in Ukraine as part of a cease-fire agreement sealed earlier this month.


Pistorius Could Get 15 Years for Culpable Homicide

A South African judge on Friday found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp but declared him not guilty of murder. Prosecutors said ...


Can Obama Wage War Without Consent of Congress?

As a U.S. senator from Illinois running for the White House in 2007, Barack Obama sponsored a resolution to prohibit President George W. Bush's administration from taking military action against ...