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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

File photo of a courtroom. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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

The Obama administration is sanctioning Russia's largest bank as part of a new round of financial penalties aimed at punishing Moscow for its support of separatists in Ukraine.  ( JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Administration Sanctions Russia’s Largest Bank

The Obama administration is sanctioning Russia’s largest bank as part of a new round of financial penalties aimed at punishing Moscow for its support of separatists in Ukraine.

09/12/2014

File photo of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Dem Senator: US Must Take On Islamic State Militants

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says it’s critically important that the United States strongly confront the insurgent Islamic State organization.

09/09/2014

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal speaks during the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference on May 29, 2014 in New Orleans, La. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gov. Jindal Sues Obama Administration Over Common Core

Gov. Bobby Jindal planned to file a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally manipulating federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education standards.

08/27/2014

Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to the media during a press conference at the conclusion of the AUSMIN talks at Admiralty House on Aug. 12, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (credit: Dan Himbrechts - Pool/Getty Images)

Kerry: ‘We Are Committed To Avoiding The Trap Of Strategic Rivalry’ With China

Despite tensions and a clear but officially unacknowledged rivalry, improving U.S. cooperation with China is critical to maintaining stability and security in the Asia-Pacific as well as combating the effects climate change, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday.

08/14/2014

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