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Inside the failed mission to rescue Luke Somers

New details have emerged about the failed attempt to rescue American photojournalist Luke Somers from his al Qaeda captors in Yemen. NBC White House correspondent Kristen Welker reports.

Slain ISIS Hostage David Haines' Widow Speaks About Her Husband's Death

The widow of David Haines, the British aid worker murdered by Islamic State (ISIS), has spoken for the first time of the impact of his death.<p>In an …

Obama: Racism, bias in US will take time to tackle

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is prescribing time and vigilance to tackle problems as entrenched in American society as racism and bias.<p>He also is urging patience, saying progress usually comes in small steps.<p>In an interview with BET, the president described his conversation with a group …

GOP congressman: We 'ought to rethink' Gitmo transfer policy

On Sunday, the Pentagon announced it transferred six Guantanamo Bay detainees to Uruguay for resettlement as refugees, a move which House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers says should be reconsidered.<p>"I've been opposed to this notion that we're going to farm out Gitmo to places," Rogers …

Obama calls for persistence in confronting 'deeply rooted' racism

President Obama, responding to the wave of protests and racial tensions across the country in recent weeks, appealed for patience and persistence in solving what he described as an issue "that is deeply rooted in our society ... our history."<p>"When you're dealing with something as deeply rooted as …

Syria accuses Israel of launching airstrikes near Damascus | DW | 07.12.2014

The accusation came in a statement issued by the Syrian military via the country's official SANA news agency on Sunday (07.12.2014).<p>"This afternoon, …

Middle East

Israel orders more probes of suspected crimes by its forces in Gaza

Israel has ordered criminal investigations of eight incidents of suspected violations of international law or military commands during the Gaza war this summer, Israel's military announced.<p>Israel's military advocate general, Maj. Gen. Dan Efroni, announced the decision as part of the army's …

Typhoon Slams Philippines: Pictures