Terrorism

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Overcoming the headlines

By Dorothée Moisan
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Somalia | The Somali-American community in Minneapolis—one of the largest in the West—takes on militancy and bad news from Somalia, even as terrorists work to…

Militants make Christians pay for Kenyan mosque raid

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Islamic extremists are suspected of murdering a pastor in Mombasa, Kenya, in retaliation for police raids on a nearby mosque.  Militants gunned down…

Globe Trot: Boko Haram attacks against Christians on the rise

By Mindy Belz
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International | NIGERIA: Kankia in northern Nigeria is the latest site of extreme violence against Christians, where a 50-year-old pastor was killed and his church set on…

Midday Roundup: U.S. taunts American terrorist with drone strike threat

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Targeted. Obama administration officials are considering whether to authorize a lethal drone strike against an unnamed U.S. citizen accused of joining…

Opening spectacle in Sochi

By Andrew Branch
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2014 Winter Olympics | Russia’s Winter Olympics begin with politics, media accommodations, and the threat of terror overshadowing the games

Midday Roundup: Too rich to go to jail

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Coddled? A Texas judge has reaffirmed her December decision to give a teen who pleaded guilty to four counts of intoxication manslaughter 10 years of…

Was American blood spilled for nothing in Iraq?

By J.C. Derrick
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Iraq | Lawmakers press Obama administration for answers on rise of Islamic militants

Globe Trot: Al-Qaeda’s evolving threat

By Mindy Belz
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International | TERRORISM:In his State of the Union speech last night, President Barack Obama acknowledged, “While we have put al-Qaeda’s core leadership…

A new ‘axis of evil’

By Mindy Belz
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Syria | Syrian church leaders take on Saudi Arabia as part of first official Washington mission

Globe Trot: Hope for peace in Syria begins to sink

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: The showboat the United States has made of Syrian peace talks in Geneva began to sink before it ever sailed. Direct talks with the Syrian…

Globe Trot: Jobs and quantifiable prosperity in Haiti

By Mindy Belz
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International | HAITI: I’m wrapping up nearly a week in Haiti looking at what works for Haitians in an aid-saturated economy. The good news is some efforts are…

Saudi Arabian money reaches far and wide

By Derringer Dick
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International | Everyone knows the Saudis have money, but when the Pentagon notified Congress last month that the desert kingdom planned to spend more than a billion dollars…

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