Christopher Osorio

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Did U.S. weapons supplied to Syrian rebels draw Russia into the conflict?

By Liz Sly<p>, Bureau chief<p>BEIRUT — American antitank missiles supplied to Syrian rebels are playing an unexpectedly prominent role in shaping the Syrian battlefield, giving the conflict the semblance of a proxy war between the United States and Russia, despite President Obama’s express desire to …

Middle East

Only woman on Georgia's death row executed; 1st in 70 years

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — The only woman on Georgia's death row was executed early Wednesday, despite a flurry of last minute legal appeals and pleas for …

Why Isis fights | Martin Chulov

Jihadi fighters in Iraq and Syria reveal the apocalyptic motivations of the militant movement that has hijacked the Syrian uprising – and transformed the Middle East<p>For more than a century, Dabiq was one of northern Syria’s forsaken villages, a speck on a vast agricultural plain between the Turkish …

Middle East

Biden secretly met with Elizabeth Warren — and that says a lot about the direction of the Democratic Party

What's perhaps most interesting about the meeting is the conclusion that it's led everyone to draw: <i>Now he must be serious about a presidential bid!</i><p>CNN said it was "the biggest indication yet" that Biden could be feeling out his chances.<p>Bloomberg called it "a sign that Biden is courting influential …

Democratic Party

Iran unveils missile to 'counter regional neighbours'

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has unveiled the country's latest domestically produced surface-to-surface missile, saying such weapons are necessary for defence in the Middle East.<p>The Fateh (Winner) 313 ballistic missile has a range of 500km and features more advanced sensors and technology, …

Is America Still Exceptional?

PARIS -- Walking along the River Seine flanked by grand palaces and magnificent French Empire buildings, it's easy to think of how the French once ruled the world and captured riches galore.<p>Just like the sun once never set on the British Empire. Or how the Spanish conquered the Americas and …

Congress Doesn't Seem Totally Sure Who Should Deal With NSA Reform

WASHINGTON -- All eyes are on Congress as the June 1 expiration date looms for the National Security Agency program that sweeps up massive dragnets of Americans' phone data. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is charging forward with a full reauthorization of the Patriot Act program, …

Obama Will Back Clinton, But He May Not Make Her Campaign Easy

The delicate dance between the candidate and the president has been, so far, surprisingly smooth. But Clinton will have to hang on through Obama's YOLO period.<p>Hillary Clinton has signaled that she will run a campaign rooted in embracing President Barack Obama, and muting any differences in policy …

How ISIS is luring so many Americans to join its ranks

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A year after ISIS became a household name in America, using brutality and savvy propaganda to challenge al Qaeda and its affiliates for jihadist adherents, U.S. prosecutions of would-be recruits have exploded.<p>The flurry of arrests -- at least 25 people have been detained since …

Some U.S. allies may send troops to Syria with trainees: Army chief

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some U.S. allies in the fight against Islamic State militants in Syria may be willing to send troops to accompany and support the Syrian opposition force the coalition is planning to train and send back to Syria, Army General Ray Odierno said on Wednesday.<p>Odierno, the U.S. …

Why Hillary Clinton Will Be the Next President

Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic Party's nominee, and she will win the 2016 election.<p>When you analyze the objective conditions of the Republican Party today and most likely over the next two years and compare them to Clinton's strengths, it's hard not to make such a prediction with confidence.<p>…

7 Clever Reuses for Retro Video Game Consoles

Video game technology gets updated pretty often, but that doesn’t mean when you get sick of your old games and consoles and update to new ones that you have to get rid of them. Instead, here’s a few pretty awesome ways to repurpose video game equipment so that you can use it in your home. You can …