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Midday Roundup: Obama nominees get last-minute love from Senate Dems

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Rubber stamps. The Senate is taking a flurry of last-minute votes on judicial and cabinet appointees before it adjourns for the year and the Republicans take…

Taliban kills 130, mostly children, in Pakistani school attack

By Lynde Langdon
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Terrorism | The Taliban attacked a school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar earlier today, killing about 130 people, most of them children. At least half a…

Three dead after police end standoff with extremist in Sydney

By Lynde Langdon
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Terrorism | Three people died and four were injured during the dramatic finale of a 16-hour standoff between police and a terrorist in a Sydney business district today.

Kenyan church leaders back restrictive anti-terror law

By Moses Wasamu
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Kenya | NAIROBI, Kenya—Leaders from the Anglican and Catholic churches have thrown their weight behind the Kenyan government in its attempt to create a new law to…

Midday Roundup: Sydney police end standoff with ideology-fueled terrorist

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Terror in Sydney. Police in Sydney, Australia, today stormed a chocolate shop after a 16-hour standoff with a terrorist who had taken shoppers hostage. Local…

Globe Trot: Violence spikes in Afghanistan ahead of U.S. withdrawal

By Mindy Belz
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International | AFGHANISTAN: Taliban insurgency is on the upswing—no surprise—as U.S. forces prepare for a departure at the end of this month. At least 19 people were…

Torture in our national soul

By D.C. Innes
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Terrorism | Otto von Bismarck, the great 19th century German chancellor, once remarked, “ Laws  are like sausages. It is better not to see…

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…

November death toll for Muslim militants: 5,042

By Daniel James Devine
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Terrorism | Muslim militants around the world killed 5,042 people in the month of November alone. That’s nearly twice the number that died when the World Trade Center…

Benghazi investigator: More hearings to come

By J.C. Derrick
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Benghazi Attack | Chairman Trey Gowdy says questions remain and the government needs to answer them

Al-Qaeda kills American and South African hostages in Yemen

By Mickey McLean
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Yemen | Militants from Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula killed American photojournalist Luke Somers and South African teacher Pierre Korkie Saturday in Yemen during…

Weekend attack targets Christians in Kabul

By Mindy Belz
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Afghanistan | Taliban boasts about attack that strikes at the heart of Afghanistan’s fragile Christian community

 
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