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The Problem of Securing London's Tube

September 15, 2017 At least 19 people were hospitalized Friday after an explosion went off on one of London’s underground rail lines, in an incident British authorities are treating as an act of terrorism. The explosion took place at approximately 8:20 a.m. local time on the District line near London’s Southwest Parsons Green...

What Does It Mean for North Korea to Fly a Missile Over Japan?

August 29, 2017 North Korea staged its 18th, and perhaps most provocative, missile test of the year Monday night Eastern Time over Japan’s northernmost main island, following a month in which North Korean and American leaders have traded threats. The missile, whose launch was confirmed by the Pentagon and South Korea’s joint chiefs...

North Korea Answers Trump's Vague Threats With Specific Ones

August 10, 2017 President Trump seemed to draw a red line Tuesday when he warned North Korea that continued threats against the United States would be met with “fire and fury like the world has never seen.” The next day, North Korea crossed it. Or it at least it announced, in unusually specific...

St. Louis to Remove Its Confederate Monument

June 27, 2017 The city of St. Louis announced Monday an agreement to dismantle its controversial Confederate monument by the end of the week. The memorial is one of the latest Civil War-era structures to be targeted for removal, as cities across the country push to dismantle statues and monuments honoring the war’s...

Is ISIS More Violent During Ramadan?

June 26, 2017 As Muslims observe Eid al-Fitr, the three-day festival marking the end of Ramadan, they celebrate the completion of a monthlong period of fasting, self-reflection, and spiritual renewal. It also marks the end of a holy month marred by several tragedies, from the attack in London that killed eight people to...

U.S. Wastes $28 Million on Afghan Soldiers's Uniforms, Watchdog Says

June 21, 2017 The Pentagon wasted as much as $28 million over the last decade on camouflage uniforms for Afghan soldiers despite the fact forests make up only a small fraction of the country’s landscape, according to a report released Wednesday by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR). The findings comes...

The Greatest Loss of Civilian Life in the U.S. Fight Against ISIS

May 25, 2017 A U.S. airstrike conducted March 17 killed more than 100 Iraqi civilians in Mosul, the Pentagon confirmed Thursday, noting the strike inadvertently set off explosives planted in the building by the Islamic State. “The investigation determined that ISIS emplaced a large amount of explosive material in a structure containing a...

'A President Who Doesn't Play by Any Rules'

May 10, 2017 President Trump’s abrupt firing Tuesday evening of FBI Director James Comey sent American media and lawmakers scrambling to make sense of what had happened. The termination came as the FBI continued to investigate the possibility of collusion between people involved in Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia, and it hit front...

The Arrest of a Journalist Asking About Health Care

May 10, 2017 A West Virginia reporter was arrested Tuesday after asking Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price a question about the Republican health-care bill. Public News Service reporter David Heyman said he was covering Price’s visit to the state capitol with Kellyanne Conway, an adviser to President Trump, when he attempted...

Trump Advisers Call for More Troops in Afghanistan

May 9, 2017 President Trump’s senior military and foreign advisers have called for expanding the U.S. military presence in Afghanistan in an effort to pressure the Taliban to negotiate with the Afghan government and break the military deadlock in what has been dubbed the U.S.’s longest war. The proposal, first reported by The...