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How U.S. thinks Russians hacked the White House

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Russian hackers behind the damaging cyber intrusion of the State Department in recent months used that perch to penetrate sensitive parts of the White House computer system, according to U.S. officials briefed on the investigation.<p>While the White House has said the breach only …

U.S. Dept. of State

Iraq, U.S. Are Divided on What’s Next in Battle Against Islamic State

After retaking Tikrit, Americans look to Mosul while Iraqis want to reclaim province of Salahudeen<p>Iraqi security forces and their U.S. partners are divided about where to next confront Islamic State after their victory over the extremist group in Tikrit last week.<p>Both hope to capitalize on the …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Republicans Humiliate Boehner, Tee-Up Next Week's National Crisis

Humiliating their leader again, House Republicans rejected Speaker John Boehner's last minute, desperate attempt to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for three weeks. Instead, in what is another sad look at how truly incapable of governing today's Republican Party is, a one week …

Russian rouble shaken in biggest one-day fall against dollar since 1998

The currency of Vladimir Putin's Russia has been left shaken by falling oil prices and sanctions related to ongoing tensions in Ukraine<p>The rouble has been left battered and bruised against the dollar, suffering its greatest one day fall since 1998.<p>A combination of plunging oil prices and a …

Russia announces war games; UK worried by 'extremely aggressive' probing of air space | Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia accused NATO on Monday of destabilizing northern Europe and the Baltics by carrying out drills there and announced new military exercises of its own, increasing tension over the Ukraine crisis.<p>NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg gestures as he speaks during a news …

The Rise and Fall and Rise of America’s Last Battle Rifle

The M-14 wouldn’t surrender<p>Critics said the M-14 was what happened when the U.S. government took many years and spent millions of dollars designing a …

Milky Way black hole producing mysterious particles: NASA

The giant black hole at the centre of the Milky Way may be producing the mysterious high-energy neutrinos, NASA scientists have found.<p>If confirmed, …

Ahead of G20, Russian warships make show of force near Australia

A convoy of Russian warships is making a show of force in the waters northeast of Australia just as Group of 20 leaders gather in Brisbane, an ostentatious show of naval muscle that comes as President Vladimir Putin stands accused of invading Ukraine once again.<p>The G20 meetings, which are supposed …

Islamic State leader issues order for group to start its own currency

The leader of the Islamic State group has ordered the organization to start minting gold, silver and copper coins for its own currency: the Islamic dinar.<p>A website affiliated with the group posted the order late Thursday, saying IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi instructed his followers to mint the …

Keystone pipeline good for Canada, not U.S., Obama says

As a pro-Keystone XL effort gathered bipartisan steam in Congress, President Barack Obama suggested that the controversial pipeline may be good for Canada but doesn't offer much to Americans.<p>The Republican-dominated House of Representatives passed – by a 252-161 vote – a pro-Keystone XL bill …