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President Barack Obama makes a statement at Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, on Aug. 20, 2014. (credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

US Launches New Barrage Of Airstrikes Against ISIS In Iraq Following Beheading Of American Journalist

The United States launched a new barrage of airstrikes Wednesday against the Islamic State extremist group that beheaded American journalist James Foley and that has seized a swath of territory across Iraq and Syria.

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Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks while releasing the 2013 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom on July 28, 2014, at the US State Department in Washington, D.C. (credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Kerry: ‘I Have Taken Hits Before In Politics’

The Obama administration pushed back Monday against a torrent of Israeli criticism over Kerry’s latest bid to secure a cease-fire with Hamas, accusing some in Israel of launching a “misinformation campaign” against the top American diplomat.

07/29/2014

State Dept.: US shutters embassy in Libya, evacuates staff amid growing violence in Tripoli. NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

US State Dept: Staff Evacuated From Libya Embassy Amid Growing Violence

State Dept.: US shutters embassy in Libya, evacuates staff amid growing violence in Tripoli.

07/26/2014

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at the Freedom Summit at The Executive Court Banquet Facility on April 12, 2014 in Manchester, N.H. (credit: Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Cruz Vows To Continue Blocking Nominees Until White House Answers Why FAA Banned US Flights To Israel

Sen. Ted Cruz vowed Thursday to continue blocking confirmation of a series of ambassadorial and other diplomatic nominees despite the Federal Aviation Administration lifting a ban on U.S. airline flights to Israel. The State Department criticized the Republican lawmaker.

07/25/2014

A woman walks past an apartment building damaged rocket fire on July 23, 2014 in Snizhne, Ukraine. (credit: Rob Stothard/Getty Images)

State Department: US Has Evidence Russian Military Shelling Ukraine From Sites Inside Russia

The Obama administration is accusing Russia of firing artillery to hit Ukrainian military sites and planning to send pro-Russian separatists more lethal weaponry.

07/25/2014

In this handout photo provided by The Guardian, Edward Snowden speaks during an interview in Hong Kong. (credit: The Guardian via Getty Images)

Report: Snowden Files Petition To Extend Asylum In Russia

Edward Snowden has reportedly applied to extend his asylum in Russia.

07/01/2014

Blackwater guards are accused of opening fire on civilians in a 2007 incident. (MARWAN NAAMANI/AFP/Getty Images)

Documents: Blackwater Guards Were out Of Control

A State Department investigator warned that contractors for Blackwater Worldwide saw themselves as above the law and that the contractors, rather than department officials, were in command, according to a memo disclosed Monday.

06/30/2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton waves after speaking about her new book "Hard Choices" at the George Washington University in Washington on June 13, 2014. (credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Hillary Clinton: ‘There Are Still Some Unanswered Questions’ About Benghazi

Hillary Rodham Clinton says many unanswered questions remain about the deadly 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, even as U.S. authorities have captured their first suspect in the case.

06/18/2014

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State Department: ‘US Citizens In Iraq Remain At High Risk For Kidnapping, Terrorist Violence’

Security at the U.S. embassy in Baghdad was strengthened and some staff members sent elsewhere as Iraq was shaken with instability.

06/15/2014

Pyongyang says it his holding Jeffrey Edward Fowle for "committing acts inconsistent with the purpose of a tourist visit." (Photo of Kim Jong Un credit:Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

North Korea Says It Is Holding An American Tourist

Pyongyang says it his holding Jeffrey Edward Fowle for “committing acts inconsistent with the purpose of a tourist visit.”

06/06/2014

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