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Attorney General Eric Holder makes a separated statement on the unrest after the unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Holder: My Biggest Failure Was ‘Inability To Pass Gun Safety Laws After Newtown Massacre’

Eric Holder feels his biggest failure as attorney general under President Barack Obama was the inability to pass federal gun control laws following the deadly Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting.

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the Obama administration decided to airdrop weapons and ammunitions to "valiant" Kurds fighting Islamic State extremists in the Syrian border town of Kobani because it would be "irresponsible" and "morally very difficult" not to support them.  (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Kerry: ‘Irresponsible’ Not To Aid ‘Valiant’ Kurds Against ISIS

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the Obama administration decided to airdrop weapons and ammunitions to “valiant” Kurds fighting Islamic State extremists in the Syrian border town of Kobani because it would be “irresponsible” and “morally very difficult” not to support them.

10/20/2014

File photo of a drilling rig. (Photo by MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: US Natural Gas Surge Won’t Slow Global Warming

Cheap and plentiful natural gas isn’t quite a bridge to a brighter energy future as claimed and won’t slow global warming, a new study projects.

10/16/2014

Heavy smoke rises following an airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition aircraft in Kobani, Syria, during fighting between Syrian Kurds and the militants of Islamic State group, as seen from the outskirts of Suruc, on the Turkey-Syria border, on Oct. 15, 2014. (credit: Gokhan Sahin/Getty Images)

CBS News: Name Of US Operation Against ISIS Is ‘Inherent Resolve’

Bolstered by intensified U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeting militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Kurdish militiamen fought pitched street battles Wednesday with the extremists in a Syrian Kurdish border town near Turkey, making small advances, activists and officials said.

10/15/2014

Supreme Court Likely To Allow Muslim Inmate To Grow Out Beard  (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Likely To Allow Muslim Inmate To Grow Out Beard

The Supreme Court appeared likely Tuesday to side with an Arkansas prison inmate who says his Muslim beliefs require him to grow a half-inch beard.

10/07/2014

U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell (3rd L) speaks as (R-L) Assistant to U.S. President Obama for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Lisa Monaco, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health Dr. Anthony Fauci, Administrator of U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Raj Shah, and Commander of United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) General David Rodriguez listen during a news briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House October 3, 2014 in Washington, DC. The briefing was to discuss the U.S. Government response to the Ebola pandemic.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Obama Administration Urges Calm Over U.S. Ebola Case

The Obama administration on Friday urged calm over the single case of Ebola in the United States, seeking to reassure the American public that there is little chance of an outbreak of the illness in this country.

10/03/2014

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Brewer Spokesman: States Have ‘Right To Determine Who Is Issued A Driver’s License,’ Not Obama Administration

The Obama administration has urged a court to reject Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s appeal of a ruling that blocks the state from denying driver’s licenses to young immigrants who have avoided deportation under a change ordered by the president.

10/01/2014

Attorney General Eric Holder. (credit: Bertil Enevag Ericson/AFP/Getty Images)

Holder: Mixed Record On National Security Issues

Attorney General Eric Holder was just months into the job when he announced plans to prosecute the accused mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks and other alleged co-conspirators in a New York courtroom, rather than through the Guantanamo Bay military commission process.

09/28/2014

Nearly three-quarters (72 percent) of the American public says religion is influence in the U.S. as a divide between the religiously affiliated and those without religion continue to widen.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Poll: 72 Percent of U.S. Says Religion Losing Influence on American Life

Nearly three-quarters (72 percent) of the American public says religion is influence in the U.S. as a divide between the religiously affiliated and those without religion continue to widen.

09/22/2014

The United Nations Security Council is expected to adopt a binding resolution this week that would require nations to bar their citizens from traveling abroad to join terrorism organizations, part of a U.S.-led effort to galvanize the international community against what Obama administration officials call an "unprecedented" threat from extremists flocking to Syria and Iraq.  (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

UN To Bind Nations On Rules Regarding ‘Unprecedented’ Terrorist Threat

The United Nations Security Council is expected to adopt a binding resolution this week that would require nations to bar their citizens from traveling abroad to join terrorism organizations, part of a U.S.-led effort to galvanize the international community against what Obama administration officials call an “unprecedented” threat from extremists flocking to Syria and Iraq.

09/22/2014

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