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Report: ISIS Makes Rape Part Of Theology, Uses Practice As Recruiting Tool

A new report from The New York Times sheds light on a horrific aspect of Islamic State tactics and how it uses the sexual slavery of Yazidi women to gain control and recruit members.


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White House: Iran Deal Requires Phased Sanctions Removal

The White House says a nuclear deal with Iran would require lifting sanctions against Tehran through a phased in process. That assertion counters the stance taken by Iran’s supreme leader and its president that sanctions would have to be lifted immediately after the deal’s implementation.


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Best Easter Day Events in Washington, D.C.

Spring has sprung and the kids want to celebrate all things Easter. Here’s an update on a few of the best Easter events.



White House: Higher Wages Needed As Wealth Gap Widens

White House: Higher Wages Needed As Wealth Gap Widens


Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Democratic National Committee's Womens Leadership Forum Issues Conference in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 19, 2014. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Secret Service: Shots Fired Outside Biden’s Home

CBS News has learned from the Secret Service that shots were fired outside Vice President Joe Biden’s home in Delaware Saturday night.


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White House: ‘Sophisticated Actor’ Carried Out ‘Malicious’ Sony Hacks

The White House says evidence shows the hack against Sony Pictures was carried out by a “sophisticated actor” with “malicious intent.”


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Obama 1st President In Decades To Sleep In RI

When Barack Obama spends the night in the Providence area on Thursday, it will be the first time in more than 50 years that a sitting president has slept in the nation’s smallest state.


The White House says a growing majority of Americans recognize that same-sex couples in loving relationships deserve fair treatment under the law. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

White House: Growing US Majority Backs Same-Sex Marriage

The White House says a growing majority of Americans recognize that same-sex couples in loving relationships deserve fair treatment under the law.


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.


Joint Chiefs Chair: 'No Safe Haven' For ISIL Militants (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Dempsey: ‘No Safe Haven’ For ISIL Militants

Combined U.S.-Arab airstrikes on the Islamic State group’s military strongholds in Syria achieved their aim of showing the extremists that their savage attacks will not go unanswered, the top American military officer said Tuesday. Separately, the U.S. launched strikes against a group said to be plotting to attack the U.S. and Western interests.