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South Sudanese soldiers patrol the streets of the capital, Juba. (SAMIR BOL/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Embassy Begins Evacuating Personnel From South Sudan

There are reports of anti-government forces approaching the capital.

01/03/2014

A solar panel is seen in the snow at Summit Station, which is a scientific research station sponsored by the National Science Foundation, operated by CH2M Hill Polar Services (CPS) with research guidance from the Summit Science Coordination Office, where year-round monitoring of key climate variables are conducted to study air-snow interactions on July 11, 2013 at Summit Station, Greenland. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

US Racing To Keep Pace With Stepped-Up Activity In Arctic Frontier

The U.S. is racing to keep pace with stepped-up activity in the once sleepy Arctic frontier, but it is far from being in the lead.

01/02/2014

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Bipartisan Bill Seeks To Boost Foreign Adoptions

Amid partisan conflict in Congress, dozens of lawmakers from both parties — including staunch liberals and conservatives — have united behind a bill that supporters say addresses a heart-rending issue beyond politics: the millions of foreign children languishing in orphanages or otherwise at risk because they have no immediate family.

12/25/2013

File photo of newborn children in a nursery. (Photo by DESHAKALYAN CHOWDHURY/AFP/Getty Images)

Bipartisan Bill Seeks To Boost Foreign Adoptions

Amid partisan conflict in Congress, dozens of lawmakers from both parties have united behind a bill that would encourage more adoptions of foreign orphans by Americans.

12/25/2013

File photo of the White House. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Low-Key Obama Aide at Center of Secret Iran Talks

Last summer, while Jake Sullivan was traveling with his boss, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, he quietly disappeared during a stop in Paris. He showed up again a few days later, rejoining Clinton’s traveling contingent in Mongolia.

12/23/2013

Devyano Khobragade was arrested last week on charges she lied on a visa application about how much she paid her housekeeper. (Credit: Facebook)

U.S. Attorney: Indian Diplomat Treated Very Well

A federal prosecutor is defending the arrest and strip-search of an Indian diplomat held on visa charges.

12/19/2013

CIA officers revealed a clash over how quickly they should go help the besieged U.S. ambassador during the 2012 attack on an outpost in Libya, and a standing order for them to avoid violent encounters, according to a congressman and others who heard their private congressional testimony or were briefed on it. (Photo credit: GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/GettyImages)

CIA: Benghazi Team Clash Led To ‘Stand Down’ Report

CIA officers revealed a clash over how quickly they should go help the besieged U.S. ambassador during the 2012 attack on an outpost in Libya, and a standing order for them to avoid violent encounters, according to a congressman and others who heard their private congressional testimony or were briefed on it.

12/14/2013

Some of the Navy's newest weapons sound like something out of "Star Wars," with lasers designed to shoot down drones and electric guns that fire projectiles at hypersonic speeds. (U.S. Navy photo by David C. Mercil/Newsmakers)

US: Chinese Warship Nearly Struck Navy Cruiser

U.S. military officials say a Chinese warship nearly collided with an American Navy guided missile cruiser operating in international waters.

12/14/2013

Hundreds of thousands of Chinese students are flocking to U.S. colleges and universities, helping to drive the number of international students studying in America to record levels.  PIERRE CLATOT/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Record Number Of Foreign Students In US, Americans Studying Abroad

Hundreds of thousands of Chinese students are flocking to U.S. colleges and universities, helping to drive the number of international students studying in America to record levels.

11/11/2013

They are increasingly ethnically diverse, more educated and less likely to be married — all factors that make them less likely to own a home, said a new report released Wednesday by Trulia, the online real estate firm. After adjusting for these population changes, younger Americans are actually buying homes at the same rate as they did during the late-1990s. David McNew/Getty Images

Shutdown Impact: Veterans Regional Offices Close

A government shutdown is having far-reaching consequences for some, but minimal impact on others.

10/06/2013

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