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Obama Closes Trip To Israel, West Bank With Memorial Visits

Obama Closes Trip To Israel, West Bank With Memorial VisitsPresident Obama wrapped up his trip to Israel and the West Bank on Friday with visits to three symbolic pilgrimage sites: First he laid a stone on the grave of Theodor Herzl, the father of modern Zionism, then he laid a wreath and a stone on the grave of Yitzhak Rabin, the Israeli leader assassinated in 1995. Finally, Obama made a somber visit to the Holocaust memorial Yad Vashem.

CIA Drone Operations Could Be Handed To Pentagon

CIA Drone Operations Could Be Handed To PentagonThe responsibility for counterterrorism operations involving unmanned drones could soon begin shifting from the CIA to the Pentagon as part of Obama administration efforts to mollify critics who say the program lacks transparency

Gaza Militants Fire Rockets, As Obama Heads To West Bank

Gaza Militants Fire Rockets, As Obama Heads To West BankMilitants in Gaza fired rockets into Israel on Thursday, just as President Obama travelled from Israel to the West Bank, where he met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

United Nations Will Investigate Possible Use Of Chemical Weapons In Syria

United Nations Will Investigate Possible Use Of Chemical Weapons In SyriaThe United Nations is launching an investigation into the possible use of chemical weapons in Syria.

Alaska’s unemployment rates remain below national average

Alaska’s unemployment rates remain below national averageAlaska's unemployment rate has been lower than the national rate for 51 straight months.

States Take Sides As Court Revisits Voting Rights Act

States Take Sides As Court Revisits Voting Rights ActAlaska, South Carolina and Texas are urging the Supreme Court to strike down the preclearance provision.

Overseas Trip A Road Test For Secretary Of State Kerry

Overseas Trip A Road Test For Secretary Of State KerryJohn Kerry sets off Sunday on his first foreign trip as secretary of state, visiting Europe and the Middle East.

Obama’s Call For Higher Minimum Wage Could Have Ripple Effect

Obama’s Call For Higher Minimum Wage Could Have Ripple EffectAfter more than five years of recession and painfully slow recovery, President Obama has sent a powerful signal that he thinks the U.S. economy is now in much better shape — good enough, at least, to provide workers with raises.

Obama calls NKorea nuke test ‘highly provocative’

U.S. intelligence officials say North Korea's nuclear test yielded an explosion of "approximately several kilotons."

Missile-defense system contractor Boeing hails successful test of new ‘kill vehicle’

Missile-defense system contractor Boeing hails successful test of new ‘kill vehicle’The U.S. Missile Defense Agency successfully tested an anti-missile warhead over the weekend. The test marked the first time in over two years that missiles like the ones at Fort Greely have been launched.