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Desert Storm, the Last Classic War

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 22:03
The Saturday Essay: Twenty-five years after Iraq invaded Kuwait, the Gulf War still stands out as a triumph of U.S. foreign policy. Its lessons remain urgent, even in the chaos of today’s much altered Middle East.

Billionaires Put Their Stamp on 2016 Presidential Campaigns

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 20:49
Billionaires are bankrolling the early days of the 2016 campaign to an unprecedented degree, with at least 40 of the wealthiest Americans plowing $60 million into super PACs aligned with the top tier of presidential contenders.

U.N. Nuclear Chief to Meet With Lawmakers

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 20:45
The head of the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog will meet Wednesday with members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in a bid to blunt growing criticism of the agency’s inspections regime for Iran’s nuclear sites.

U.S. Bolsters Syrian Rebels With Airstrikes

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 20:16
Friday’s attack was the first in support of the Pentagon-trained force. The Pentagon has struggled to recruit and vet rebels for the program, with fewer than 60 fighters completing the training.

Republican Candidates Vie for Center Stage

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 20:02
Republican presidential candidates, in an 11th-hour scramble to get onto the main stage of the coming week’s debate in Cleveland, are resorting to attention-grabbing ploys and creating a frantic start to the 2016 campaign.

Zimbabwe Seeks Extradition of U.S. Hunter Who Killed Cecil the Lion

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 19:59
Zimbabwe’s government said it would ask U.S. authorities to extradite the American dentist who killed the country’s most famous lion, saying Walter James Palmer needs to stand trial for violations of national hunting laws.

Clinton Opens Up on Health, Money

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 19:21
Hillary Clinton released a flurry of documents Friday that included a physician’s declaration of her personal health and a batch of financial information, in a bid to rebut accusations of secrecy surrounding her presidential campaign.

De Blasio Unveils Affordable-Housing Plan

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 19:11
‘Mandatory inclusionary zoning’ would require a quarter of new units in rezoned areas be made affordable.

Fetal Tissue's Use in Research Back in Spotlight

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 17:49
Controversy over Planned Parenthood has drawn new attention to the use of fetal tissue for medical research, a decades-old practice that remains common in some fields even as alternatives are explored.

Hillary Clinton Is Fit to Serve As President, Doctor Says

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 12:50
Hillary Clinton’s personal physician declared her in “excellent physical condition,” saying in a letter Friday that she had overcome a blood clot in her head as the result of a concussion she suffered in late 2012.

More Hillary Clinton Emails Released

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 12:29
Thousands of pages of Hillary Clinton’s emails from her time as secretary of state were released Friday, in what is the third major release of the Democratic front-runner’s email records.

Crumbling Roads Put a Dent in Drivers' Wallets

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 12:19
Deteriorating state of the nation’s highways are adding to auto maintenance costs across the country.

Analysis: Hillary Clinton’s Emails

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 12:06
The State Department is publishing thousands of pages of Hillary Clinton‘s emails from her time as secretary of state on Friday, the third major release of the Democratic front-runner’s email records. Here’s the rundown on what has been discovered.

Fed's Bullard: 'In Good Shape' to Raise Rates in September

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:56
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard says economic data seen since central bankers gathered this week are bolstering the case for raising short-term rates when officials meet in September.

An Uneven Recovery on the Jersey Shore

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:47
Tourists are flocking to the New Jersey shore, but some businesses are still struggling to recover from damage from superstorm Sandy.

Marines Say Costly F-35 Jet Fighter Is Finally Ready

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:33
The U.S. Marine Corps said Lockheed’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is finally ready for combat, a milestone for the world’s most expensive weapons program.

Clinton Attacks Bush on 'Right to Rise'

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:29
Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton sharply attacked one of the top Republicans in the presidential race, saying Jeb Bush’s “Right to Rise” slogan is empty given his policy positions.

Obama to Deliver Speech on Iran Deal Wednesday

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:22
President Barack Obama is intensifying his public campaign to win support for the nuclear deal with Iran, with plans to deliver a speech next week outlining his case in favor of the agreement.

As Fed Nominees Await Hearings, Panel Chief Points to Vacancy

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:19
The powerful chairman of the Senate Banking Committee suggested he may hold up President Barack Obama’s two nominees for the Federal Reserve Board of Governors over a lack of action from the White House on another central bank position.

Dairy Dispute Disrupts Pacific Trade Talks

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 10:08
A bitter fight over the dairy industry is souring high-level talks aimed at concluding a sweeping trade agreement among 12 Pacific nations, according to people involved in the negotiations.


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