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Midday Roundup: GOP parades presidential hopefuls at CPAC

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Newsworthy | Speech time. Conservative leaders and activists are gathering in Washington this week for the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. The lineup for…

Globe Trot: Terrorists arrested in Belgium planned Paris-like attack

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | BELGIUM:Islamist fighters killed and arrested in the town of Verviers today intended a major terrorist attack, according to authorities: “You could say a…

Obama continues push to close Gitmo

By Jim Henry
Posted

National Security | For six years, the Obama administration has tried—and failed—to keep one of the president’s most publicized 2008 campaign promises, closing the…

ISIS sympathizers hack U.S. Central Command Twitter feed

By Jamie Dean
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Terrorism | A group calling itself the “CyberCaliphate” hacked the Twitter account of the U.S. Central Command (Centcom) on Monday, posting what appeared to be names…

Will base closures in Europe leave the U.S. vulnerable?

By Michael Cochrane
Posted

Military | The Pentagon last week announced plans to further consolidate United States forces based in Europe. The realignment will result in the closure of major U.S.

Air defense blimps put on guard along the East Coast

By Michael Cochrane
Posted

Defense | Starting next spring, and continuing for another three years, commuters on the Interstate 95 corridor will have to get used to seeing something new in the…

Thinking biblically about torture

By Nick Eicher
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Culture | Lately, a few explosive issues have divided some Christians from their usual co-belligerents on the political right. There have been complaints from the…

Midday Roundup: Medical missionaries among Ebola ‘fighters’ honored by Time

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Persons of the year. A SIM missionary doctor in Liberia graces one of several covers of Time magazine, which this week named “the Ebola fighters” its…

Globe Trot: CIA chief snubs president to defend interrogation tactics

By Mindy Belz
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International | NATIONAL SECURITY: CIA Director John Brennan—in a forceful break with the president—held a press conference yesterday to respond to a Senate report…

Midday Roundup: Six more detainees released from Guantanamo

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Free men. The U.S. government has released six more prisoners from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, sending them to resettle in Uruguay. The men—four Syrians,

GOP leader: Obama’s pick for Pentagon chief has broad support

By Lynde Langdon
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Defense | President Barack Obama has chosen former Pentagon second-in-command Ashton Carter to replace Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense, a senior Republican senator…

Globe Trot: Deadline on nuclear talks with Iran postponed until June

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAN: Tehran and six Western nations involved in more than a year of negotiations toward limiting Iran’s march toward nuclear weapons capability have missed…

 
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