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Black disappointment with Obama threatens Democrats

Black voters’ disappointment with President Barack Obama, who they so eagerly embraced for so many years, could be costly on Election Day to Democrats...

Henry Crespo, President of the Democratic Black Caucus of Florida (left), speaks with Avery Griffin about voter turnout in the upcoming elections at the counter in Jackson's Soul Food restaurant in Overtown, Fla. "The only reference point people have with a black national leader is Martin Luther King," said Crespo on Oct. 9, 2014.

Senate Democratic trouble with Harry?

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., is used to being a boogeyman on the campaign trail – comes with the territory of being in the congressional...

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), October 16, 2013, in Washington, D.C.

New Islamic State video challenges Western version of battle for Kobani

The Islamic State posted a video Monday in which a captured British photojournalist, shown in an embattled Syrian town on the border with Turkey, ...

Syrian Kurdish refugees from Kobani watch fighting across the border in Kobani from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, Turkey, near the Turkey-Syria border, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014.

Syria’s other war: Rebels plead for U.S. military help as Assad forces close on Aleppo

Rebels opposed to President Bashar Assad called Friday for help from the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State, saying the Syrian military...

 Syria's President Bashar Assad waves to his supporters upon his arrival to the presidential palace to take the oath of office for his third seven-year term in Damascus, Syria, July 16, 2014. (AP Photo/SANA, File)

War for women intensifies in campaign’s final days

. The war for women is raging in campaigns across the country in these last days before Tuesday’s midterm elections, and though Democrats have...


Loaded with Lead: Washington state shooting range poisoned dozens

In a cramped hotel room on Christmas Eve, a pale and hollow-eyed man embraced his two children and whispered they'd be OK.

Pakistan experts expect more defections to the Islamic State

Experts in Pakistan’s insurgency say they expect hundreds of radical Islamists to join the Islamic State as a result of the Pakistani military...

Militants from the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) celebrate the group's declaration of an Islamic state, in Fallujah, 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq, June 30, 2014

Five key Senate races too close to call, says new polling

Five key Senate races are too close to call, according to new Marist-NBC News surveys released Sunday.

Israeli’s praise of life in Germany sets off fury on Facebook

On one hand, there’s the legacy of the Holocaust, 6 million Jews murdered by Nazi Germany, an attempt just 70 years ago by a society gone mad...

 The chocolate pudding that has become front page news in both Germany and Israel, as an ex-pat Israeli has used it as a symbol of how unaffordable life in Israel has become. The pudding, at an Aldi grocery store, costs 19 euro cents, or about 24 cents.

Facing lawsuit, California oil train terminal to shut down

A legal victory in California this week over crude oil operations could have a spillover effect, emboldening critics of crude-by-rail shipments to...

A tanker truck is filled from railway cars containing crude oil on railroad tracks in McClellan Park in North Highlands on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. (Randall Benton/Sacramento Bee/MCT)