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Obama: U.S. intelligence underestimated militants in Syria- CBS | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. intelligence agencies underestimated Islamic State activity inside Syria, which has become “ground zero” for jihadists worldwide, President Barack Obama said in a CBS television interview broadcast on Sunday.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the Global Health …

For oil and gas companies, rigging involves wages too

U.S. Department of Labor investigations have uncovered hundreds of cases in which workers are being cheated<p>A ProPublica review of U.S. Department of Labor investigations shows that oil and gas workers – men and women often performing high-risk jobs – are routinely being underpaid, and the companies …

Top Obama Official: This Will Not Be Another Iraq War

President Barack Obama's deputy national security adviser on Sunday dismissed comparisons between the ongoing campaign against the Islamic State and the United States' long wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.<p>"What we’re doing is totally different," Tony Blinken told Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday." …

With The End In Sight, Holder Reflects On His Legacy

A day after Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation, he made a long-planned visit to Scranton, Penn.<p>That's where he won his first big trial as a young public corruption prosecutor nearly 40 years ago. And he says coming to this federal courthouse now, returning to the site of his …

Tokyo Sexwale: ANC demands US terrorist list apology

<b>South Africa's governing African National Congress (ANC) has demanded an apology after senior official Tokyo Sexwale was held at a US airport because he is on a terrorist watchlist.</b><p>His detention at the JFK international airport was "an affront to the global anti-apartheid movement", the ANC …

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Obama: FBI's Comey is 'somebody who knows what is right and what is wrong'

President Obama formally welcomed James Comey to the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Monday, praising the agency's new director as someone who does what's right.<p>"What gave me confidence that this was the right man for the job wasn't his degrees and wasn't his resume," Obama said at an …

Five killed as car plows into Beijing's Tiananmen Square

BEIJING - Five people were killed and dozens injured on Monday, the government said, when a car plowed into pedestrians and caught fire in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, the site of 1989 pro-democracy protests bloodily suppressed by the military.<p>Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying, asked …

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