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Iraq’s Prime Minister Maliki Says He Will Step Down

Iraq’s Prime Minister Maliki Says He Will Step DownIraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki announced today that he will step down and endorse his nominated successor, state television says.

A Top Immigration Judge Calls For Shift On ‘Fast-Tracking’

A Top Immigration Judge Calls For Shift On ‘Fast-Tracking’As the Obama administration says the number of unaccompanied minors crossing the Southwest border is declining, the White House is being urged to stop fast-tracking their deportation hearings.

White House Goes On Lockdown After Sneaky Toddler Breaches Fence

White House Goes On Lockdown After Sneaky Toddler Breaches FenceThe White House went on lockdown Thursday night and it was all for a pint-sized breach.

Panel Says Plan To Cut Army Strength Goes Too Far

Panel Says Plan To Cut Army Strength Goes Too FarA Pentagon plan to cut tens of thousands of soldiers from the U.S. Army's ranks in coming years goes too far given the growing global threats, including Russian aggression in Ukraine and unrest in Syria and Iraq, a bipartisan review panel says.

Bill Allowing Americans To Unlock Cellphones Passes House, Heads To Obama

Bill Allowing Americans To Unlock Cellphones Passes House, Heads To ObamaApproving a bill that has already passed the Senate, the House of Representatives has given its consent to legislation that lets U.S. consumers "unlock" their cellphones, rather than having them remain linked to specific service providers.

White House Adviser: Cease-Fire Should Include Demilitarization Of Gaza

White House Adviser: Cease-Fire Should Include Demilitarization Of GazaA top White House adviser says any cease-fire agreement between Israel and Palestinians must include the demilitarization of Gaza.

Veteran Who Held Off Taliban Attack On His Own Receives Medal Of Honor

Veteran Who Held Off Taliban Attack On His Own Receives Medal Of HonorArmy Sgt. Ryan Pitts will be the ninth living veteran to receive the nation's highest award for valor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan, when President Obama presents him with the Medal of Honor later today.

Reports: Texas Gov. Perry To Deploy 1,000 National Guardsmen To Border

Reports: Texas Gov. Perry To Deploy 1,000 National Guardsmen To BorderTexas Gov. Rick Perry is expected to announce on Monday that he is ordering 1,000 National Guard troops to the border with Mexico, according to reports from The Monitor and The Houston Chronicle.

Death Toll Rises To 120 In Israeli Airstrikes On Gaza

Death Toll Rises To 120 In Israeli Airstrikes On GazaAt least 120 people in the Gaza Strip have been killed in Israeli airstrikes as both sides exchange fire across the tense border. NPR's Ari Shapiro reports that Israeli tanks and reserve troops are poised for a possible ground invasion.

No Criminal Charges In Senate-CIA Spat, Justice Department Says

No Criminal Charges In Senate-CIA Spat, Justice Department SaysThe Justice Department has declined to bring criminal charges against anyone at the CIA or the Senate Intelligence Committee in a dispute over access to documents about the enhanced interrogation program the U.S. deployed against detainees after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.