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Vice President Joe Biden. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Biden On Minors At Border: ‘These Are Our Kids’

Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday that the United States will be judged by how it treats the thousands of young immigrants showing up on its border, but warned that the U.S. will be forced to send some minors back to dangerous, unfortunate environments nonetheless.

08/06/2014

Smoke rises after a building is hit by an Israeli air strike in the southern Gaza Strip. (SAID KHATIB/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S., U.N. Announce Deal On 12-Hour Gaza Cease-Fire

Humanitarian cease-fire begins Friday; organizers hope it will lead to peace talks.

07/31/2014

Gen. Jim Jones says Vladimir Putin is engaged in Soviet style antagonism towards the U.S. and western Europe. (ALEXEY NIKOLSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

Former National Security Adviser: The West Is Putin’s ‘Natural Enemy’

Gen. Jim Jones says Vladimir Putin is engaged in Soviet style antagonism towards the U.S. and western Europe.

07/24/2014

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Study: HIV Diagnoses Drop In US, But Increase In Young Gay Men

Number of HIV diagnoses among younger gay men increased from 2002 to 2011.

07/24/2014

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)

U.S. Can’t Rule Out Russian Role In Downing Of Plane

U.S. Ambassador to U.N. says plane was likely shot down by Russian SA-11 missile.

07/18/2014

The rate of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias is falling in the United States and some other rich countries — good news about an epidemic that is still growing simply because more people are living to an old age, new studies show.  (MAURICIO LIMA/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Alzheimer’s And Dementia Rates Decline In US, Wealthy Countries

The rate of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is falling in the United States and some other rich countries — good news about an epidemic that is still growing simply because more people are living to an old age, new studies show.

07/15/2014

President Obama speaks at an Iftar dinner at the White House marking the end of fasting for Muslims after the holy month of Ramadan. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Praises Egyptian Plan For Cease-Fire In Israel

Obama hopes plan can restore calm between Israelis and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip.

07/14/2014

Anna Otisko, partner of Roman Seleznev, who was recently detained in the Maldives, cries during a press conference in Moscow on July 11, 2014. (credit: DMITRY SEREBRYAKOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Indicted Russian’s Family Say He’s Innocent

Family members of a Russian man charged with hacking in the United States insist he is innocent and fear he will die in custody if he doesn’t have his medication.

07/13/2014

United States fans enjoy the atmosphere prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between Belgium and the United States (credit: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

17 World Cup Fans More Prepared For The Fourth Of July Than You

These World Cup fans have a leg-up on us all when it comes to showing their patriotism and we all need to take cues from their American ways. Here are 17 World Cup fans that are more prepared for the 4th of July than you:

07/03/2014

A new report finds ways the NSA can get around Constitutional protections against warrantless surveillance of emails and other online information. (Getty Images)

Report: Secret Loopholes Allow NSA To Bypass 4th Amendment Protections

Information can be rerouted to overseas servers that are then collected by federal agents.

06/30/2014

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