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Globe Trot: Taliban gains ground in Afghanistan

By Mindy Belz
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International | AFGHANISTAN: World events are moving Western focus elsewhere, and a Taliban advance is going unreported with U.S. forces in decline and an election crisis…

Globe Trot: Afghan’s presumed president-elect agrees to polling place audit

By Mindy Belz
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International | AFGHANISTAN: Officials may have averted a meltdown, but the country remains in a political crisis a day after presidential contender Abdullah Abdullah…

Sympathy for the devil

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Movies | In Walt Disney’s 1959 animated fantasy Sleeping Beauty , one of the three good-natured fairies pauses a moment in mid-mayhem of curses, poisoned spinning…

Globe Trot: Did the U.S. have a chance to contain ISIS last year?

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAQ: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry turned up in Baghdad this morning to meet with key Iraqi leaders. The Obama administration is making not-so-subtle…

Risk of friendly fire is as old as warfare

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | The recent deaths of five Americans killed in a U.S. airstrike in Afghanistan stand as a fresh reminder of the dangers of friendly fire, an element of war…

Midday Roundup: Portland high schoolers mourn dead classmate

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Another school in mourning. Police in the Portland, Ore., suburb of Troutdale still have not confirmed the identity of the gunman who killed a 14-year-old…

Globe Trot: Militants continue their march to Baghdad

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAQ: After days of bombing and unrest, al-Qaeda linked militants successfully took over Mosul—Iraq’s second largest city—forcing about a half million…

Israel is not America

By Cal Thomas
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Foreign Policy | Defenders of President Obama’s release of five Taliban terrorists from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in exchange for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl cite…

Charity and scrutiny in the Bergdahl swap

By D.C. Innes
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Government | Pity the soul that gets mixed up in this bizarre circus that is the Obama administration. At 4 a.m. on June 30, 2009, a U.S. soldier reportedly abandoned his…

Globe Trot: Karachi airport reopens after brazen Taliban attack

By Mindy Belz
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International | PAKISTAN: The Karachi airport is open again after terrorists orchestrated a brazen five-hour siege—the largest-scale attack at the nation’s busiest…

Globe Trot: Remembering ‘democracy’s beachhead’

By Mindy Belz
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International | D-DAY: Stunning color images of the invasion of Normandy capture the before and after of the Allied assault 70 years ago. And watch 93-year-old veteran Jim…

Globe Trot: Remembering an anniversary China's leaders would rather forget

By Mindy Belz
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International | CHINA: Here’s the scene in Hong Kong on the 25th anniversary today of the massacre at Tiananmen Square. Beijing and other cities that were part of the mass…

 
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