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White House Must Decide Who Will Be Named in the CIA ‘Torture Report’

The CIA and the Senate can’t agree on how to mask the identities of those who helped the U.S. in its secret detention. Whose identities will Obama …

Comet Surfing on a Rocket

The European Space Agency’s Rosetta probe is set to uncloak Comet 67P’s mysteries, along with possible clues to the origin of life on Earth.<p>The large …

Why Blacks Aren’t Libertarians

The much heralded arrival of the “libertarian moment” doesn’t mean Rand Paul and company will ever win over African Americans.<p>In a buzzy new article …

Four Decades of Declining Trust in D.C.

The decline in political trust began with Watergate. But what’s striking today is how differently whites and non-whites views government.<p>Forty years …

Exclusive: Obama Told Lawmakers Criticism of His Syria Policy is ‘Horsesh*t’

Hillary Clinton and congressmen alike have called on Obama to arm Syria’s rebels. But the president fumed at lawmakers in a private meeting for …

Ukrainian Troops Retreat From Russian Border, Leaving 100 Kilometers Defenseless Against Invasion

Thousands of troops were surrounded by pro-Russian rebels and saved from death by Kiev, but now several border crossings are completely open to the …

Why Iran Fears Iraq’s Kurds

While Obama and other countries rush to defend the Kurds, Iran is worried that if they gain their independence, and Iraq breaks up, Iran might be …

Russia's Suspicious Humanitarian Aid for Ukraine Separatists

Is Moscow's aid convoy to eastern Ukraine the real thing, or a Trojan horse preparing the way for more war? Many Russians think it’s a trick.<p>MOSCOW — …

Exclusive: ISIS’s Enemies Ask Pentagon for Drones

ISIS has been slowed for the moment. But local fighters in Iraq say if they’re going to continue to battle ISIS, they’ll need drones and advanced …

As the Key Battle Looms, a Report from Ukraine’s Front Lines

We make our way through bucolic countryside and the mortar shells to the besieged city of Donetsk, which once had a million people, and is now a …