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Venezuela, A Diplomatic Rival For U.S., Wins Seat On U.N. Security Council

Venezuela, A Diplomatic Rival For U.S., Wins Seat On U.N. Security CouncilVenezuela, a long-time diplomatic thorn on the side of the United States, has won a seat on the United Nations Security Council.

Why Ebola patients are treated in Nebraska

Why Ebola patients are treated in NebraskaFreelance journalist Ashoka Mukpo, who contracted Ebola in Liberia, arrived at the University of Nebraska Medical Center today, becoming the second patient with the deadly disease to be treated there.

Turkey Signals Willingness To Join Coalition Against ISIS

Turkey Signals Willingness To Join Coalition Against ISISSaying his country will do "whatever is needed" to help fight the extremist group ISIS, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he has reached what local media are calling "a point of determination."

Eric Holder To Step Down As Attorney General

Eric Holder To Step Down As Attorney GeneralEric Holder Jr., the nation's first black U.S. attorney general, will resign his post after a tumultuous tenure marked by civil rights advances, national security threats, reforms to the criminal justice system and 5 1/2 years of fights with Republicans in Congress.

New Airstrikes Target The Islamic State’s Oil And Gas Resources

New Airstrikes Target The Islamic State’s Oil And Gas ResourcesU.S. officials have confirmed that a new round of airstrikes in Syria is ongoing, NPR Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman told All Things Considered.

Crime Falls As U.S. Locks Up Fewer People, Attorney General Holder Says

Crime Falls As U.S. Locks Up Fewer People, Attorney General Holder SaysThe U.S. is seeing "historic" progress in reducing both its crime and its incarceration rates, Attorney General Eric Holder said, with the federal prison population falling by some 4,800 inmates in the past year — "the first decrease we've seen in many ‎decades."

At NATO Summit, Allies Consider Lethal, Nonlethal Aid To Ukraine

At NATO Summit, Allies Consider Lethal, Nonlethal Aid To UkrainePresident Obama, along with all members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, are in Wales today as a set of international conflicts puts the military alliance back in the spotlight.

Ferguson Police Tactics Draw Justice Department Investigation

Ferguson Police Tactics Draw Justice Department InvestigationThe U.S. Department of Justice will launch an investigation into police tactics in Ferguson, Mo., with a focus on looking for a pattern or practice of discriminatory policing.

Russia, Ukraine Distance Themselves From News Of A Cease-Fire Deal

Russia, Ukraine Distance Themselves From News Of A Cease-Fire DealThe morning started on a hopeful note: The office of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that in a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin the two had agreed on a "permanent cease-fire."

Ukrainian Prime Minister Says Government Will Seek NATO Membership

Ukrainian Prime Minister Says Government Will Seek NATO MembershipUkrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk says his government has sent parliament a bill that allows Ukraine to open a path toward membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
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