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Obama orders 350 more US troops to Baghdad—White House

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President Barack Obama on Tuesday ordered another 350 US troops to Baghdad to protect American diplomatic facilities and staff there, the White House said.

“The president authorized the Department of Defense to fulfill a Department of State request for approximately 350 additional US military personnel to protect our diplomatic facilities and personnel in Baghdad, Iraq,” a statement said.

Posted: September 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US girl in accidental killing said Uzi was too much for her

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A 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed a shooting range instructor with an Uzi had said immediately after the shooting that she felt the gun was too much for her and had hurt her shoulder, according to police reports released Tuesday.

Posted: September 3rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

US strike may have killed Somali extremist group leader

In this Dec. 8, 2008 file photo, armed al-shabab fighters on pickup trucks prepare to travel into the city, just outside Mogadishu, in Somalia. U.S. military forces targeted the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in an operation Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 in Somalia, the Pentagon said. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh, File)

U.S. airstrikes in Somalia may have killed the leader of the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, with a militant commander saying Tuesday that he was in a car that was struck and that six people died.

Posted: September 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Video purports to show beheading of US journalist

In this file still image from an undated video released by Islamic State militants on Aug. 19, 2014, purports to show American journalist Steven Sotloff being held by the militant group. An Internet video purporting to show the beheading of Sotloff by the Islamic State group was posted online Tuesday, Sept. 2. AP FILE PHOTO

An Internet video posted online Tuesday purported to show the beheading of US journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State group, which called it retribution for continued US airstrikes in Iraq.

Posted: September 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Politico founder to be Washington Post publisher

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Katharine Weymouth is stepping down as publisher of The Washington Post and will be replaced by Frederick Ryan, who previously led Politico.

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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