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Outside group targets Begich on immigration

Outside group targets Begich on immigrationThe group Numbers USA aims to “educate voters” in states with senators who could play a pivotal role in the coming immigration debate.

North Korea Moves Missile, Threatens To Close Factories Used By South

North Korea Moves Missile, Threatens To Close Factories Used By SouthHere are Thursday's developments in the latest round of provocative moves by the communist state.

U.N. Approves Treaty To Regulate Multibillion-Dollar Global Arms Trade

U.N. Approves Treaty To Regulate Multibillion-Dollar Global Arms TradeThe United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly approved the first U.N. treaty to regulate the estimated $60 billion global arms trade on Tuesday.

Once Again, Polls Show Attitudes Toward Guns Returning To Pre-shooting Levels

Once Again, Polls Show Attitudes Toward Guns Returning To Pre-shooting LevelsWith the Senate soon to vote on initiatives including expanded background checks of gun purchasers and increased penalties for gun trafficking, a scan through data from polls about gun laws underscores how attitudes for the most part seem to be close to pre-Newtown levels.

A State Apart And, Politically, A World Away

A State Apart And, Politically, A World AwayOn a wide variety of issues — gay marriage, tax policy, implementing Obamacare, the death penalty — states are moving in polar opposite directions from one another.

North Korea’s Latest Threat: It Will Restart Nuclear Reactor

North Korea’s Latest Threat: It Will Restart Nuclear ReactorA vow Tuesday from North Korea that it will restart a nuclear reactor that eventually could make about one bomb's worth of plutonium a year further escalates tensions that were already high due to that nation's almost daily threats, NPR's Louisa Lim tells our Newscast Desk.

North Korea Threatens To Attack U.S., South Korean Bases

North Korea Threatens To Attack U.S., South Korean BasesNorth Korea says it has moved its artillery and ballistic missiles into "combat posture" for possible use against targets in South Korea, Guam, Hawaii and the U.S. mainland.

China Reportedly To Buy Russian Subs, Fighter Jets

China Reportedly To Buy Russian Subs, Fighter JetsChina has reportedly signed a deal to buy new submarines and Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets from Russia, the first such arms deal in nearly a decade.

Rebels Rain Down Mortars On Damascus

Rebels Rain Down Mortars On DamascusSyrian rebels carried out mortar and rocket attacks on Sunday and Monday in what appeared to mark a new escalation in the fighting over the Syrian capital.

Secretary Of State Kerry In Baghdad, With Concern Over Syria

Secretary Of State Kerry In Baghdad, With Concern Over SyriaSecretary of State John Kerry is on an unannounced trip to Baghdad Sunday, and according to an official, the buzzword of the trip is "engagement."