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Violence forces evacuation of US embassy in Libya

Tripoli - Around 150 officials, workers and military security guards were evacuated Saturday from the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli to escape mounting militia violence in Libya's capital.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

Villagers take stand against cafe owner banning 'loud Americans'

Waterville - Residents came out to show their support and connections to America after a local cafe owner banned "loud Americans" from his shop.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Burger King and Starbucks cited in Chinese meat safety case

Husi Food is a major supplier of meat and other products for a variety of businesses. Factories belonging to the company closed due to reports of tainted meat. New allegations have also arisen that Starbucks and Burger King used this meat.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

Pakistan's Operation Zarb-e-Azb breaking Taliban's hold in North Special

Pakistan's Operation Zarb-e-Azb has decimated the Taliban stronghold in the North Waziristan Agency, crippling its ability to wage a war against Pakistan and invade Afghanistan once U.S. withdraws its troops.
Digital Journal Report by George McGinn - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Inflation and quality of life in North America

Financial commentators have written about the 2.4% rise in inflation that Canada recently saw. Media writers are correct worry and there is plenty of evidence for that assertion.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Citigroup to pay $7 billion to settle U.S. financial claims

Washington D.c. - U.S. banking giant Citigroup Inc. agreed Monday to pay $7 billion to settle government claims that it lied to investors when it sold them some $30 billion in financial products backed by subprime mortgages, precipitating the 2007-2009 financial crisis.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

Pentagon grounds F-35 fighter jets

Washington, D. C. - Dozens of prototypes of the newest and most-expensive US weapon ever built, the F-35 fighter jet, were grounded Tuesday after a still-unexplained engine fire in Florida, the Pentagon said.
In the Media by Nathan Salant - 7 comments

Backpacker arrested for remaining in U.S half hour too long

A South American backpacker visiting the United States was locked in federal detention after reportedly over-extending his stay by 30 minutes. Diego Simonassi said he roamed freely with just a backpack in the United States for six months.

Star-Spangled Trivia

Let’s face it America has it all: baseball, apple pie, and Mom! But how much do you really know about our great country? Try this road trip-ready quiz!!
In the Media by Eliana Robinson

Op-Ed: Crushed — U.S. dream dies with defeat to Belgium

Crushing. That's the only way to describe it for US soccer fans. Outclassed by Belgium all game, the United States had an incredible opportunity to win in regulation and whiffed right on the doorstep.
In the Media by Mike Rossi - 4 comments

The War on Drugs in the U.S. and neighboring countries

The "War on Drugs" is not just a personal story for people in the United States. It is also altered and contributed to by those in neighboring countries. We are going to explore why and how that happens right now.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

U.S. envoy to failed Mideast peace talks resigns

Washington, D. C. - U.S. peace envoy Martin Indyk resigned Friday, two months after the collapse of direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority that he was assigned to help facilitate.
In the Media by Nathan Salant - 3 comments

NASA's Orion to launch new era in space flight

Cape Canaveral - Three years after the retirement of the space shuttle, the United States is preparing to re-enter the universe of manned space flight in December with the launch of NASA's new Orion space vehicle.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

ISS astronauts lose hair along with World Cup bet (Video)

It seems the World Cup mania has even hit the International Space Station and the astronauts on board have been following the various matches with interest. Then the US was set to play Germany, and that is when the fun really began.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

USA advances to next round in the World Cup

Recife - The United States has survived the so called "group of death" and will advance to the round of 16 in the World Cup. The US didn't perform their best on Thursday, but it was enough to advance.
In the Media by James Green - 1 comment

Op-Ed: World Cup 2014—A story of love and hate

Few things in human history have demonstrated an ability to transcend the barriers of time, culture, race and class as effectively as competitive sport.
In the Media by Mike Rossi - 4 comments

Is Kerry trip last chance to save Iraq from advancing Islamists?

Baghdad - With Sunni militants approaching Baghdad in their drive to wrest Iraq, or large portions of it, from the US-backed government, Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in the capital Monday for what could be last-chance talks to save the pro-Western regime.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

Israel's Netanyahu 'troubled' by US decision on Fatah-Hamas unity

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has stated he is "deeply troubled" by the American decision to recognize and maintain relations with the new Fatah-Hamas Palestinian national unity government.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Bullets and booze: Oklahoma gun range gets liquor license

Oklahoma City - While the owner promises those drinking won't be allowed to shoot, the controversial news is out: a start-up gun range, currently under construction, has been authorized to sell alcohol by the Oklahoma City Council.
In the Media by Nora Meszaros - 3 comments

Op-Ed: The darkest season: A ‘Christian Winter’ in the Middle East

New York - Originally lauded as a progressive alternative to tyranny in the Middle East, the Arab Spring has been a season of persecution for Christians. As persecution reaches pandemic proportions, the very survival of Christianity in the region is in question.
In the Media by Shawn Kay - 4 comments

U.S. increases efforts to prevent foreign fighters going to Syria

The United States Justice Department is seeking to stop the increasing number of foreign fighters going to fight in Syria due to fears they will return to their home countries and cause trouble.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Russia could bail on space station as tensions with U.S. worsen

Moscow - The Russian Federation is threatening to stop participating in the International Space Station project after 2020 in what appears to be a further deterioration of East-West relations.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

Nigeria's president optimistic about finding missing kids

Abuja - Nigeria should be able to recover more than 200 schoolgirls abducted from their school by Islamic militants last month, President Goodluck Jonathan said Sunday as a new offer of help arrived from Israel.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

U.S. says China should be responsible in addressing climate change

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney emphasized that China and other nations that were producing large amounts of carbon emissions must be responsible in addressing climate change.
In the Media by Sravanth Verma - 2 comments

Report: Militants kidnap eight more girls in Nigeria

Abuja - Militants kidnapped eight girls Tuesday from a village in northeastern Nigeria, less than a month after the mass abduction of more than 200 girls from school in a crime that has shocked Africa's most-prosperous nation.
In the Media by Nathan Salant - 1 comment

Egypt's Fahmy claims US-Egypt ties are improving

Egypt's Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy has claimed that relations between the United States are improving. However he stipulates that the United States should cut its ties with the Muslim Brotherhood.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Samsung to pay Apple $120 million for infringements

San Jose - A jury in the United States has said the smartphone maker Samsung must pay the technology company Apple in the infringement of three patents.
In the Media by Alex Veeneman - 1 comment

Target CEO steps down after data breach

Minneapolis - The chief executive of the American retail store Target has announced his resignation as the fallout over customer data breaches continues.
In the Media by Alex Veeneman - 2 comments

China could become the world's top economic power in late 2014

A study by the International Comparison Program (ICP) carried out on behalf of the World Bank published on April 30, 2014, notes that China could overtake the U.S. and become the leading economic power in the world later this year.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 4 comments

Egypt FM says U.S ties 'turbulent', Egypt hopes to diversify ties

On a visit to Washington the Egyptian Foreign Minister, Nabil Fahmy, said that relations between the two countries have been "turbulent" and that "honest" talks are needed in order to stabilize them.
In the Media by Paul Iddon - 1 comment
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George Washington presiding the Philadelphia Convention
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The Historic District along Broadway Avenue in Detroit, Michigan.
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The NBA and its teams salute the troops for Veterans Day.
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South of Market neighborhood, San Francisco, California, USA
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A mass grave at Katyn, 1943
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An Orion VII Bus in San Francisco of the San Francisco Municipal Railway.
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New York City Subway System with passengers.
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An Federal Bureau of Investigation Enhanced Special Weapons And Tactics team moves in to surround a C-130 during an exercise Keesler Air Force Base. The FBI's Enhanced SWAT teams are not as highly trained or equipped to take on the missions that are often assigned to the Hostage Rescue Team but they have more advanced training and equipement than the regular FBI SWAT teams.
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The UN Declaration sets standards by which governments' treatment of indigenous people can be judged. ©Survival
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Smugglers jack up a security fence and casually smuggle drugs into the United States
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FBI special agents undergo "Pre-Deployment Training" to prepare them for overseas duty in the war zones of Iraq and Afghanistan. The training takes place in the mountains of Utah and lasts two weeks. The agents that receive this type of training are regular FBI investigative agents and forensic technicians. The agents of the FBI's elite counter-terror force, Hostage Rescue Team, recieve far more specialized training with military special operations teams.
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The Federal Bureau of Investigation Hostage Rescue Team (FBI HRT) patch and emblem. The eagle on the patch represents the HRT operative while the chain in its talons represent the bondage of fear, anxiety, emotional distress and psychological oppression and paralysis that terrorism causes to society. Note that the chain is severed with one section of it in each of the eagle's talons. At the bottom of the patch reads:"Servare Vitas" which when translated from Latin to English means "To Save Lives
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FACT-FINDING: Secretary of State John Kerry addresses reporters last year at the US embassy in Baghd...
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FACT-FINDING: Secretary of State John Kerry addresses reporters last year at the US embassy in Baghdad. Kerry is back in Iraq this week.
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File photo: President Barack Obama in the Oval Office
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Agents with the U.S. State Department's Mobile Security Division engaging terrorists during a mock attack on a dignitary during training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia.
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Visual documenting injuries and fatalities in the Oklahoma City bombing disaster.
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Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. The Conservatory of Flowers is registered as a national landmark by the federal government.
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Renaissance Center People Mover station in Detroit.
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Renaissance Center People Mover station in Detroit.
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United States Army soldiers in training.
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United States Army soldiers in training.
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