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For some parents, search for better schools could lead to jail

Schools districts are cracking down on “education theft” by bringing charges and taking other strong measures against parents who send...

School children in 2012

Arms control advocates rally to prevent development of killer robots

They’re pressing the U.N. to ban what they fear is the next step in weapons: Robots that can recognize targets and fire on their own, without...

CIA leaker Sterling sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison

A federal judge sentenced ex-CIA employee Jeffrey Sterling Monday to serve 3 1/2 years in prison for leaking to a New York Times reporter details ...

Former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling, center, accompanied by his wife Holly, left, and his attorney, Barry Pollack, right, departs federal court in Alexandria, Va., May 11, 2015, after he was sentenced to forty two months for leaking details of a secret mission to thwart Iran's nuclear ambitions

New Arab coalition discusses coming together to intervene in Libya

Analysts of Middle Eastern affairs say the initiative is likely to increase outside support for Khalifa Hifter, a former Gadhafi general who defected...

Bush courts evangelicals, defends religion in public life

Looking to win over skeptical evangelical voters, Jeb Bush pushed back Saturday against what he said are modern intrusions on religion as he lauded...

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush listens to his introduction before giving the commencement address at Liberty University in Williams Stadium at the school in Lynchburg, Va., May 9, 2015.

UN officials unhappy with Saudi Arabia’s plans for Yemen aid

The United Nations and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are locked in a bitter dispute over Riyadh’s insistence that humanitarian aid for Yemen ...

Smoke billows from a Saudi-led airstrike, in Sanaa, Yemen, April 8, 2015.

Unlike presidential rivals, Clinton shunning questions from press

After each of Hillary Clinton’s campaign events, a large group of reporters gathers on one side of the room and shouts questions at her. She...

Hillary Rodham Clinton, a 2016 Democratic presidential contender, second from right, speaks with a group, including students, about immigration at an event at Rancho High School May 5, 2015, in Las Vegas.

U.S. planes bombing Islamic State militants at besieged Iraqi refinery

U.S. warplanes have bombed a besieged Iraqi refinery more than two dozen times in recent days as American special forces helped Iraqi soldiers airdrop...

An oil refinery in the city of Baiji, home to Iraq's largest oil refinery, in 2003.
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