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Obama pays tribute to victims of U.S. bombings during the 'secret war' in Laos

Eight-year-old Thoummy Silamphan wanted bamboo shoots for his family's soup, so he went into a field near his village, spotted some good ones and started digging in the soil with his hands.<p>What he also found that day 20 years ago was an American bomb left over from the Vietnam War era that had …

National Security

President Obama Nominates America's First Muslim for Federal Judge

President Barack Obama nominated an attorney to the U.S. District Court bench who could potentially become the nation’s first Muslim federal …

US payment of $1.7 billion to Iran made entirely in cash

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration acknowledged late Tuesday that its transfer of $1.7 billion to Iran earlier this year was made entirely in cash, using non-U.S. currency, as Republican critics of the transaction continued to denounce the payments.<p>Treasury Department spokeswoman Dawn Selak …