In Syria, the weaknesses of Islamic State and U.S. strategy on display

President Obama met with military leaders at the Pentagon and cited recent gains in Syria as progress in the fight against Islamic State.

South Carolina Senate casts first vote to remove Confederate flag

A final vote is pending and the outcome for the measure in the state House is uncertain.

Simple bill to help vets shows things in Congress aren’t so simple

The U.S. House is amid work on a bill to create a uniform I.D. card for military veterans.

San Francisco shooting death inflames debate over illegal immigration

The Obama administration accused local officials of releasing the suspected shooter in defiance of efforts to deport him.


10 killed, 55 wounded in Fourth of July gun violence in Chicago

The toll was lower than last year but was marked by an intense stretch of gun violence over eight hours on one of the nights this weekend.

Reddit CEO Pao under fire as users protest removal of executive

The popular website experienced wide blackouts over the weekend as moderators spoke up.



Merkel warns Greece time running out to save place in euro

A key emergency meeting of European finance ministers is to be followed today by a summit of the continent’s leaders.

In Ecuador, Pope Francis appeals for more inclusive Church

Pope Francis at first Mass of his South American tour seeks support for family themes that are the focus of an October synod of bishops.



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