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British Embassy Apologizes For Humorous Tweet About Burning The White House

British Embassy Apologizes For Humorous Tweet About Burning The White HouseThe British Embassy in the United States is apologizing for a tweet on Sunday in which it jokingly referred to the burning of the White House 200 years ago by the British.

U.S. Prisoner Swap For Bergdahl Broke The Law, GAO Says

U.S. Prisoner Swap For Bergdahl Broke The Law, GAO SaysThe Pentagon didn't give enough notice to Congress and misused nearly $1 million when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five senior Taliban members, the Government Accountability Office says.

Russian Convoy Crosses Ukraine Border Despite Kiev’s Protests

Russian Convoy Crosses Ukraine Border Despite Kiev’s ProtestsAfter being halted at the border for more than a week, a Russian aid convoy is rumbling into eastern Ukraine without permission, prompting Kiev to label the move a "direct invasion" of sovereign territory.

U.S. Diplomatic Cable Puts Chill On ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

U.S. Diplomatic Cable Puts Chill On ALS Ice Bucket ChallengeLawyers at the State Department have banned high-profile U.S. diplomats from participating in the fundraising phenomenon that has swept social media in recent weeks.

Israel’s Netanyahu Vows ‘A Continuous Campaign’ Against Hamas

Israel’s Netanyahu Vows ‘A Continuous Campaign’ Against HamasIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said today his country's offensive against Hamas in the Gaza Strip is "a continuous campaign," a day after a cease-fire between the two sides collapsed, leading to the resumption of both rocket fire against Israel and Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip.

Beheading Video Sets Off Debate Over How — Or Whether — To Portray It

Beheading Video Sets Off Debate Over How — Or Whether — To Portray ItA video that shows an American journalist being beheaded by extremist militants has sparked outrage, along with arguments over whether the images should be restricted online.

Many Seek Justice In Ferguson, Mo., But Will Have To Wait Awhile

Many Seek Justice In Ferguson, Mo., But Will Have To Wait AwhileBoth the county case and the federal investigation into the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown are expected to take time, as are basic answers about the circumstances that led to the black teenager's death Aug. 9.

U.S. Won’t Rule Out Attack In Syria To Hit Islamic State

U.S. Won’t Rule Out Attack In Syria To Hit Islamic StateAmerican aircraft have carried out more strikes against the Islamic State, after the extremist group beheaded U.S. journalist James Foley.

Same-Sex Marriages On Hold In Virginia After Supreme Court Weighs In

Same-Sex Marriages On Hold In Virginia After Supreme Court Weighs InThe U.S. Supreme Court has stepped in to block a federal appeals court ruling that would have allowed gay marriages to begin in Virginia on Thursday.

Video Purports To Show Beheading Of U.S. Journalist By Militants

Video Purports To Show Beheading Of U.S. Journalist By MilitantsExtremist group the Islamic State claims to have executed American journalist James Foley, who was abducted in Syria in 2012. The FBI is evaluating a video that was posted online Tuesday, purporting to show Foley's beheading.