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  • North Korea test-fired two medium-range ballistic missiles on Wednesday, a challenge to a rare three-way summit of its rivals.
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  • Vice President Joe Biden gives a joint statement with Lithuanias President Dalia Grybauskaite, center, and Latvias President Andris Berzins, left, at the Presidential palace in Vilnius, Lithuania, Wednesday, March 19, 2014. Vice President Joe Biden has arrived in Lithuania to reassure Baltic leaders that the U.S. is committed to defending its NATO allies in the face of Russias intervention in Crimea. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)
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  • Issuing an outright warning to Moscow, Vice President Joe Biden declared Wednesday the United States will respond to any aggression against its NATO allies.
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  • Four U.S. military personnel investigating potential evacuation routes in Libya were taken into custody at a checkpoint and then detained briefly by the Libyan government before being released, U.S. officials said Friday night.
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  • Snow fell Thursday in places still hustling to get power back on after a weekend ice storm that turned out the lights from Michigan to Maine and into Canada.
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  • An American who is marking four years in prison in Cuba has written a letter to President Obama to aid in securing his release.
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  • The White House on Thursday called on Afghanistan to sign a new security pact with the United States by the end of the year.
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  • Merkel: US spying has shattered allies trust
  • European leaders united in anger Thursday as they attended a summit overshadowed by reports of widespread U.S. spying on its allies - allegations German Chancellor Angela Merkel said had shattered trust in the Obama administration and undermined the crucial trans-Atlantic relationship.
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  • France joined a growing list of angry allies Monday who are demanding answers from the United States over aggressive surveillance tactics by the National Security Agency.
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  • A defiant 16-year-old Pakistani girl whose advocacy for education made her the target of a Taliban assassination attempt a year and a day ago told an audience in New York on Thursday she one day hopes to become her country's prime minister.
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  • It's long been known that America's school kids haven't measured well compared with international peers. Now, there's a new twist.
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  • President Barack Obama on Tuesday welcomed the new Iranian government's pursuit of a "more moderate course."
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  • Obama welcomes signs of Irans moderation
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  • Small crowds of protesters gathered in Time Square and outside the White House to condemn possible U.S. military action in Syria.
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  • President Barack Obama acknowledged deep divisions at home and abroad on Friday over his call for military action in Syria.
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  • Local Syrians protest possible U.S. action
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  • Delaware's senators say the United States should take military action against Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime due to evidence of chemical weapons use.
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  • U.N. experts who collected samples from last week's alleged chemical weapons strike outside Damascus left Syria on Saturday.
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  • The march toward U.S. military action in Syria is hitting close to home for a large group of area residents.
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  • North Korea has rescinded its invitation for a senior U.S. envoy to travel to Pyongyang to seek the release of a detained American, the State Department said Friday.
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  • President Barack Obama faced deep resistance Thursday to plans for a possible military strike against Syria, with U.S. lawmakers demanding more proof that Bashar Assad's government perpetrated a deadly chemical weapons attack and Britain's Parliament rejecting military action in a stunning late night vote. Even so, the U.S. could launch action within days.
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  • A suspected U.S. drone killed four alleged al-Qaida members Tuesday in Yemen, as the U.S. and British embassies evacuated staff amid reports of a threatened attack by the terrorist group.
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  • A Yemeni soldier stands guard in front of the main entrance of the US Embassy while two workers repair the gate in the background, in the capital Sana, Yemen, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008.
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  • An intercepted secret message between al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahri and his deputy in Yemen about plans for a major terror attack was the trigger that set off the current shutdown of many U.S. embassies, two officials told The Associated Press on Monday.
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  • A ,man walks past the U.S Embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013. The threat of a terrorist attack led to the weekend closure of 21 U.S. embassies and consulates in the Muslim world and a global travel warning to Americans, the first such alert since an announcement before the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 strikes. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
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  • A ,man walks past the U.S Embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013. The threat of a terrorist attack led to the weekend closure of 21 U.S. embassies and consulates in the Muslim world and a global travel warning to Americans, the first such alert since an announcement before the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 strikes. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
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  • Top U.S. officials met Saturday to review the threat of a terrorist attack that led to the weekend closure of 21 U.S. embassies.
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  • U.S. Department of State
  • The United States has issued a global travel alert because of an al-Qaida terrorist threat.
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  • The United States is closing its embassies and consulates throughout the Muslim world on Sunday.
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  • Move over Mia Hamm. Abby Wambach is now the greatest goal scorer in international soccer.
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  • Nine owners and managers of 7-Eleven stores on Long Island and in Virginia were charged on Monday in a scheme to exploit immigrants from Pakistan.
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  • North Korea issued a surprise proposal to the United States, its No. 1 enemy: Let's talk.
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  • Five passengers from an EgyptAir flight diverted to a Scottish airport are now seeking asylum in Britain.
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  • The Russian Foreign Ministry summoned the U.S. ambassador to Russia on Wednesday to submit a formal protest over Moscow's claim that it caught a U.S. diplomat disguised in a blond wig trying to recruit a counterintelligence officer for the CIA.
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  • Syria's stockpile of chemical weapons could be a greater threat after that nation's president leaves power, lawmakers warned Sunday.
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  • Smoke partly covers Kaepoong as the North Koreas town is viewed from the unification observation post near the border village of Panmunjom, that separates the two Koreas, in Paju, north of Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, April 14, 2013. As the world watches to see what North Koreas next move will be in a high-stakes game of brinksmanship with the United States, residents of its capital arent hunkering down in bunkers and preparing for the worst. Instead, they are out on the streets en masse getting ready for the birthday of national founder Kim Il Sung  the biggest holiday of the year. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
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  • The United States and Japan on Sunday offered new talks with North Korea to resolve the increasingly dangerous standoff over its nuclear and missile programs, but said the reclusive communist government first must lower tensions and honor previous agreements.
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  • People watch a TV news report showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, and other leaders, at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, March 30, 2013. North Korea warned Seoul on Saturday that the Korean Peninsula was entering a state of war and threatened to shut down a factory complex thats the last major symbol of inter-Korean cooperation.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
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  • A top North Korean decision-making body issued a pointed warning Sunday, saying that nuclear weapons are "the nation's life" and will not be traded even for "billions of dollars."
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  • The White House said Saturday it is taking seriously new threats by North Korea but also noted Pyongyang's history of "bellicose rhetoric."
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  • The United States suffers far more violent deaths than any other wealthy nation, due in part to the widespread possession of firearms and the practice of storing them at home in a place that is often unlocked, according to a report released Wednesday by two of the nation's leading health research institutions.
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  • President Vladimir Putin on Friday signed a law banning Americans from adopting Russian children, abruptly terminating the prospects for more than 50 youngsters preparing to join new families and sparking critics to liken him to King Herod.
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  • Economy
  • The U.S. economy added 146,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent, the lowest since December 2008.
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