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Scandals could roil 2014 elections

As a trio of scandals threatens to engulf President Barack Obama, congressional Democrats facing election next year are talking tough about the administration and taking the first steps to detach themselves from the president.<p>Yet even as Republicans see an opening, some in the GOP are urging …

North Korea's 'Special Prison' for Its U.S. Prisoner Is Everything You Imagine

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>North Korea's state-run Korean Central News Agency announced on Wednesday that its mysterious …

Nigeria declares 'massive' military campaign on borders

<b>Nigeria has sent a "massive deployment of men and resources" to combat Islamist militants in three north-eastern states.</b><p>A statement said the drive was aimed at "asserting the nation's territorial integrity" and "enhancing security".<p>On Tuesday President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of …

US moving 200 marines to Sicily for Libya protection

Italy has announced the United States was transferring 200 marines and two planes to its base at Sigonella in Sicily to deploy in Libya in case US diplomats come under attack as they did last year.<p>Speaking in parliament after leftist MPs complained they had not been told about the deployment, …

Uh oh—Syria is offline again

For the second time in as many weeks, the Internet usage in Syria disappeared mysteriously around 10 a.m. local time Wednesday with little to no warning. So, is it another case of the Assad regime trying to disrupt rebel communications or are they really having technical difficulties?<p>There were …

Harry Reid: Benghazi Won't Stop Hillary Clinton In 2016

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Wednesday that the Republican obsession with Benghazi is nothing but an effort to go after President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.<p>"It's obvious it's an attempt to embarrass President Obama and embarrass …