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Pentagon Accuses Russia with Nuclear 'Saber-Rattling'
Russia is "playing with fire" with its nuclear saber-rattling and the United States is determined to prevent it from gaining a significant military advantage through violations of the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty, the deputy U.S. defense chief said on Thursday.
Putin Calls Obama to Discuss Ukraine, Middle East
Russian President Vladimir Putin called U.S. President Barack Obama to discuss continued tensions in eastern Ukraine and various areas of concern in the Middle East.
ISIS Retakes Town After Bloody Clashes
After a bloody assault Thursday, Islamic State fighters re-entered the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani, five months after Kurdish forces retook the strategically important border city.
Iran's foreign minister to join nuke talks Friday
With significant gaps standing in the way of an Iran nuclear deal, foreign ministers at the seven-nation talks are adding their diplomatic muscle to the negotiations ahead of a June 30 target date for an agreement.
Kerry to Zarif: For deal, Iran must give answers on historical nuclear work
US Secretary of State John Kerry telephoned Iran's foreign minister in recent days to tell him that Tehran must answer questions about whether its past atomic research was arms-related if it wants a nuclear deal, officials said.
Putin vows to further strengthen Russian military
Russia needs a mighty military to fend off threats near its borders, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday, in a stance that reflects soaring tensions with the West over the crisis in Ukraine.
Palestinians Seek War Crimes Against Israel
The Palestinian Foreign Ministry on Thursday presented documents to the International Criminal Court in The Hague asserting that Israel should be investigated for war crimes committed in last summer's fighting in the Gaza Strip and for continued construction of Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.
Inside the United States
FBI Rounding Up Islamic State Suspects
The FBI has been rounding up more potential "lone wolf" terrorists, Congressional leaders and the Justice Department say, in response to the perception of a mounting threat of domestic attacks inspired by the Islamic State.
Congress Moves to Impose Sanctions on Iran
Sens. Mark Kirk (R., Ill.) and Robert Menendez (D., N.J.) revived on Thursday long-stalled legislation to impose and extend sanctions on Iran for a period of at least 10 more years, according to sources familiar with the move.
Obamacare Tax Subsidies Upheld by Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the nationwide tax subsidies that are a core component of President Barack Obama's health-care law, rejecting a challenge that had threatened to gut the measure and undercut his legacy.
Jewish group's 'gay conversion' therapy is fraud, jury says
Jewish nonprofit organization that claimed it could turn gay men straight violated the state's Consumer Fraud Act, a jury found Thursday in a civil trial that an attorney for the plaintiffs called 'a momentous event' for LGBT rights.
Watchdog reveals evidence was destroyed during probe of IRS targeting
The lead government watchdog for the IRS revealed Thursday that computer evidence was erased during the investigation into the agency's targeting scandal, months after the IRS was told to preserve documents.
Scalia: We should start calling this law 'SCOTUScare'
Justice Antonin Scalia, in a scathing dissent, chastised his colleagues for a 'quite absurd' decision upholding Obamacare's federal exchange subsidies, arguing that they disregarded the plain meaning of the law -- effectively rewriting it in order to save it from itself.
IS-linked group said to issue leaflets threatening Christians in Jerusalem
Leaflets threatening Christians and signed by an organization referring to itself as the 'Islamic State in Palestine' were distributed in East Jerusalem Thursday, Israel's Channel 10 news reported.
Franklin Graham: America needs spiritual healing, not more gun laws
American evangelist Franklin Graham is one of the many Christians who have condemned the tragic Charleston church shooting that claimed the lives of nine individuals.