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Globe Trot: Saudi Arabia joins the fray in Yemen

By Mindy Belz
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International | YEMEN: Overnight, Saudi forces began airstrikes against Houthi rebel positions in Yemen. The Iran-backed rebels have in recent weeks driven U.S. special…

Midday Roundup: Two Americans among dead in Germanwings crash

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Crash investigation. Two Americans were among the 150 people killed aboard the Germanwings flight that crashed yesterday in the French Alps. The passenger…

Globe Trot: White House fight with Netanyahu not over yet

By Mindy Belz
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International | ISRAEL: Did State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf without irony really call Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s rhetoric “confused” today?

Globe Trot: The political realities of Netanyahu’s one-state pledge

By Mindy Belz
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International | ISRAEL: Thomas Friedman, someone I often disagree with but whose credentials in the Middle East can’t be denied, writes that newly reelected Prime Minister…

Midday Roundup: Dual suicide attacks in Yemen kill 120

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Escalating violence. Suicide bombers in Yemen attacked two mosques in the capital city of Sanaa this morning, killing at least 120 people and injuring more…

The selfie president

By D.C. Innes
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Presidency | He’s done it again. He stepped onto the stage and made a spectacle of himself, shocking the nation. No, I’m not talking about Kanye West at the Grammy…

Globe Trot: Yemeni rebels raid U.S. embassy after ambassador leaves

By Mindy Belz
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International | YEMEN: The Iranian-backed Houthi rebels seized American embassy vehicles after the U.S. ambassador and diplomats closed the facility yesterday and left.

Globe Trot: Germany, France make another bid for peace in Ukraine

By Mindy Belz
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International | UKRAINE: Germany and France announced a surprise bid to negotiate an end to the conflict in Ukraine, with heads of state Angela Merkel and François Hollande…

Relocating raccoons and other detainees

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Terrorism | Squirrels, rabbits, opossums, and raccoons are on my father’s enemies list. We have ridden quite a few vermin out of town in a cage, depositing them in…

Globe Trot: Is Russia spying on U.S.-Cuba talks?

By Mindy Belz
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International | CUBA: CNN and Cuban media are reporting the arrival of the U.S. delegation—the first American diplomats on Cuban soil in 30 years—for two days of talks…

Midday Roundup: ISIS demands $200 million to spare Japanese captives

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Deadly demands. ISIS militants are demanding a $200 million ransom to spare the lives of two Japanese hostages the group plans to kill in 72 hours. Kenji Goto…

Manhattan judge gives life sentence to imam who supported al-Qaeda

By Emily Belz
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Terrorism | NEW YORK—As French special forces were closing in on Islamic militants holding hostages in Paris today, al-Qaeda associate and radical imam Abu Hamza…

 
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