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Maryland judge reaffirms life sentences for D.C. sniper Malvo | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Six life sentences for a man convicted in a deadly Washington area sniper spree when he was 17 have been allowed to stand after a Maryland judge found that he had not been given mandatory life terms, which the U.S. Supreme court has ruled unconstitutional for juveniles.<p>FILE …

U.S. Federal Courts

North Korea doesn't just want nuclear weapons for defense — it wants them to retake South Korea

In the decades since the armistice of 1953 went into effect, both sides have continued posturing for war.<p>Before North Korea's Kim dynasty could even imagine developing nuclear weapons, landmines and heavy artillery were a deterrent against the South rising up.<p>North Korea has since pursued nuclear …

What an ISIS suicide attack looks like from the air and the ground

An Islamic State suicide attack carried out earlier this week was captured by both a television camera crew and by the terrorist group’s drone in their de facto capital of Raqqa, offering dual perspectives on the bloody, urban combat that has become a hallmark of the conflicts in Syria and Iraq.<p>The …

Middle East

VA makes public its disciplinary action against employees

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs is posting a weekly list of disciplinary actions taken against its employees, part of an …

Employment

The War That Made America a Superpower (No, Not World War II)

The end of the Second World War is often considered the defining moment when the United States became a global power. In fact, it was another war …

World History

Actor Michael Shannon: Trump was elected by a 'country of moronic a--holes'

When asked whether he could make sense of how exactly Trump was elected, Shannon had a vitriolic response about Trump's supporters.<p>"Yeah, I'll tell you how to make sense of it: This country's filled with ignorant jackasses," he said. "The big red dildo running through the middle of our country …

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Russian television shows what the Kremlin thinks of Clinton

MOSCOW (AP) — To understand what the Kremlin thinks about the prospect of Hillary Clinton becoming the U.S. president, it was enough to watch Russian …

Russia

The Biggest GOP Names Backing Hillary Clinton—So Far

Some of the GOP’s best brains are now With Her. And, according to a source within the Clinton camp, highlighting Republicans who’ve crossed over will …

Government

United States to press Russia on Syria's Assad | Reuters

MOSCOW/GENEVA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to press President Vladimir Putin over a political transition for Syria on Thursday, after Europe’s foreign policy chief turned up unexpectedly in Geneva to try to reinvigorate peace talks.<p>U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry …

Middle East

Prince William 'unable to carry out more royal duties because of aviation industry red tape'

Kensington Palace says rules on pilots' down-time limit the number of royal engagements Duke of Cambridge can carry out<p>Kensington Palace has blamed European red tape for preventing the Duke of Cambridge carrying out more royal duties.<p>The Duke has faced accusations in some quarters that he is “lazy” …

Kate Middleton

Robert Griffin III’s parting words betray a departing bitterness

What would you think if a colleague lost his job and left this note on his desk? Or if a family member failed in business or school and left these words in view?<p>“People are often unreasonable, irrational and self-centered . . . If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. …

Robert Griffin III

North Korea's nuclear test reveals a major flaw with the Iran deal

Iran has established ties to the North Korean nuclear-weapons program. As The Daily Beast notes, Iranian officials, including Iranian nuclear program head Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, were present during North Korea's three previous nuclear tests— in 2006, 2009, and 2013.<p>Testing data is a potential bonanza …

Medal Of Honor Recipient Arrested On Hit-And-Run Charge

Kyle Carpenter lost an eye taking a grenade blast to save a fellow Marine in Afghanistan.<p>A 26-year-old veteran, who was awarded the military’s top honor last year after taking a grenade blast in Afghanistan to save a fellow Marine, was charged with hit-and-run Thursday in South Carolina.<p>Medal of …

United States

Russell Wilson 'would definitely consider' baseball and football

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson told talk show host Jimmy Kimmel that professional baseball remains an option.<p>Russell Wilson is one of the best young …

Russell Wilson