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Juggalo, Pro-Trump And Anti-Trump Groups To Converge In D.C. Saturday

Washington, D.C., is no stranger to First Amendment demonstrations. But local police will have a heightened challengethis weekend as a trio of rallies will place groups with clashing political views in close proximity on the National Mall.<p>The Juggalo March begins at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the …

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Popular smartphone app causes traffic jam uproar in California neighborhoods

When the people whose houses hug the narrow warren of streets paralleling the busiest urban freeway in America began to see bumper-to-bumper traffic crawling by their homes a year or so ago, they were baffled.<p>When word spread that the explosively popular new smartphone app Waze was sending many of …

Afghanistan's Warlord-Turned-VP Abdul Rashid Dostum Fights for Fitness

KABUL, Afghanistan — A leopard may not be able to change its spots, but can a warlord change his habits? It seems that Afghanistan’s legendary fighter-turned-vice president Abudul Rashid Dostum is trying to do just that — and mounting a campaign for others to follow suit. Long renowned for his …

Afghan leader demands US answers on torture

Afghanistan's president has condemned CIA torture detailed in a US Senate report, demanding information from the US on Afghan detainees.<p>Ashraf Ghani's comment came on Wednesday, a day after the release of the document that unravelled the CIA's methods used during interrogation of al-Qaeda …

Opinion: On Obama and the nature of failed presidencies

We do not normally comment on domestic political affairs unless they affect international affairs.<p>However, it is necessary to consider American …

Political Science

Multiple shooters reported in Canada attack

<b>(CNN)</b> -- First a soldier guarding a hallowed war memorial was gunned down in Canada's capital. Then shots erupted in the halls of the country's Parliament minutes later.<p>The two shootings in Ottawa Wednesday left lawmakers barricaded inside offices and parts of the city on lockdown for hours as …

Ebola crisis: Alert in US expands to Ohio

<b>Health officials in the US believe a nurse infected with Ebola may have been sick and contagious for four days - and took two flights - before diagnosis.</b><p>They believe Amber Vinson may have become ill as early as last Friday, when she flew from Dallas to Ohio.<p>Disease control specialists are being …

Ebola: Obama not ruling out travel bans as experts watch for more cases

Barack Obama has hinted at possible policy shifts in US efforts to contain Ebola, revealing he is considering fresh leadership to co-ordinate the federal response and is open to implementing travel bans if expert advice on its merits were to shift.<p>Speaking to reporters at the White House after his …

Haqqani senior members arrested in eastern Afghanistan

Two senior members of the al-Qaida-linked Haqqani network have been arrested in Khost, a province in eastern Afghanistan, the Afghan intelligence service has said, claiming a major blow to the Pakistan-based militant group.<p>Anis Haqqani, a brother of the network’s leader, and Hafiz Rashid, who …

Afghan official and guard killed in ambush

A senior government official and his security guard have been shot dead in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province.<p>Local government officials said Mohammad Anwar Khan, district administrative chief of Nad-e-Ali district, was shot dead on Tuesday.<p>Omar Zwak, a spokesman for the provincial governor of …

Pakistan elders targeted in suicide attack

At least five people have been killed and 10 injured in a suicide bomb attack on a meeting of anti-Taliban tribal elders in a region bordering Afghanistan, security officials say.<p>The attacker blew himself up at meeting on Wednesday in Pir Mela village, 100km southwest of Peshawar, in the Tirah …

General Who Championed Air Power Challenges Pentagon on ISIS

Once a United States military effort bogs down, as is now happening in the battle for the Syrian border town of Kobani, two things happen: Pentagon …

Military

True Patriotism Requires Supporting Every President

My chief criticisms of President Obama have been consistent and unwavering. The president made a partisan and ill-advised decision to pursue healthcare reform during his first term while the economy somersaulted down toward the basement. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ultimately …

Is One Good Congress Too Much to Ask?

What if we all woke up on November 5 to find that we had elected a good Congress? It wouldn't matter which political party dominated the House and Senate. It would, however, be a Congress whose members were committed to solving our most pressing problems, to putting the national interest before …

Illinois Teen Charged With Trying to Travel to Mideast to Join ISIS

A 19-year-old Illinois man was charged Monday with a terrorism-related offense for allegedly trying to join ISIS in its battle to carve out an Islamic caliphate in Iraq and Syria.<p>Authorities said Mohammed Hamzah Khan of the Chicago suburb of Bolingbrook was arrested Saturday at O'Hare International …

President Obama Wages War on the Islamic State, aka ISIS and ISIL: Anatomy of a Disaster in the Making

A full-blooded war in its early stages is now underway, involving two antagonists, the Islamic State led by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, known to his followers as Caliph Ibrahim, and the United States of America, led by President Barack Obama. The former, creator of the world's first Islamic caliphate in …

Can anyone fill the competency gap?

Americans are ready for things to stop breaking. And after the events of last week, they may show a new interest in political candidates who can promise one simple skill: competence.<p>The public was already worn down by Washington gridlock and a general sense that the United States is in decline. …

How the Obama Administration Ignored Iraq

One ambassador's story of an exit strategy gone wrong.<p>It was late April of 2009, and Hillary Clinton was coming to Iraq for her first official trip as secretary of state. Normally, visits by a secretary of state are a logistical nightmare for an embassy. As François Truffaut once said of making …

David Cameron tells UK troops their work in Afghanistan ‘will live forever’

An emotional David Cameron has told British troops leaving Camp Bastion in Afghanistan that their achievements in the country would live for ever, while warning that military strength would continue to be needed in the struggle against Islamic extremism all over the world.<p>The UK prime minister …

New Afghanistan pact means America's longest war will last until at least 2024

Bilateral security deal ensures that President Obama will pass off the Afghanistan war and his new war in Iraq and Syria to his successor<p>The longest war in American history will last at least another decade, according to the terms of a garrisoning deal for US forces signed by the new Afghanistan …

Seven killed in Pakistan passenger bus explosion

PESHAWAR Pakistan (Reuters) - Seven people were killed and at least 11 wounded when an explosive device ripped through a passenger bus traveling outside the volatile Pakistani city of Peshawar on Thursday, a hospital spokesman and police said.<p>The attack took place against the backdrop of a large …

Majority supports ground troops to battle ISIS if airstrikes not enough

Americans are clearly behind President Obama in the battle against ISIS. Still, they have a number of worries.<p>According to a Fox News national poll on terrorism and ISIS, voters think:<p>- The United States is at war with ISIS, but we don’t have a clear strategy for winning.<p>- Bombing ISIS is a good …

New Afghan government to sign US troop deal

<b>The new Afghan government has signed a security deal with American officials that will allow US troops to remain in the country beyond this year.</b><p>The agreement was signed by Afghanistan's newly appointed national security adviser, Hanif Atmar.<p>Previous President Hamid Karzai had refused to sign the …

Afghan villagers hang Taliban fighters as battle for district rages | Reuters

GHAZNI Afghanistan (Reuters) - Afghan villagers hanged four captured Taliban militants from a tree on Saturday as security forces battled the insurgents for a sixth day in a district of Ghazni province, an official said.<p>The hangings were carried out after Taliban fighters had killed more than 100 …

Taliban fighters storm Afghanistan district

Hundreds of Taliban fighters have stormed a district southwest of the Afghan capital and officials say the area is in danger of falling to the armed group after five days of fighting.<p>Al Jazeera's Jennifer Glasse, reporting from Kabul, said the fighting in Ajrestan, which is in Ghazni province, was …

Ashraf Ghani: the intellectual president who can now put theory into practice

To become president of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai changed his wardrobe and modified his name, gave up coffee, embraced a man he once denounced as a “known killer” and even toyed with anger management classes to tame a notorious temper.<p>An impressive intellectual who is as comfortable in a …

Afghanistan's Karzai criticizes U.S., Pakistan in farewell speech | Reuters

KABUL (Reuters) - Outgoing President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday blamed the United States for Afghanistan’s long war in a final swipe at the country that helped bring him to power 13 years ago but towards which he has become increasingly bitter.<p>Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks during a …

Obama vows to defeat Isis and rallies UN against 'network of death'

Barack Obama sought to rally the world for a new struggle against Islamic extremism at the UN general assembly on Wednesday, while trying to reassure a global audience that he would not repeat the mistakes of George W Bush’s so-called “war on terror”.<p>Speaking to the United Nations general assembly …