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DOJ expected to charge Menendez with corruption


WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is expected to bring criminal charges against Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., involving his relationship with wealthy donor Salomon Melgen and accusations that the senator improperly advocated for the business ...

Iraq officials cast doubt on prospects for an early offensive to retake Mosul

Washington Post

BAGHDAD — Senior Iraqi commanders and officials are raising serious doubts about their forces' ability to retake the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State militants any time soon, countering a U.S. suggestion that an assault could begin as early as April.

US economy creates 295000 jobs in February


The U.S. economy created 295,000 jobs in February, defying expectations that the bitter winter weather in the Northeast might significantly depress job growth, and the unemployment rate dropped to 5.5%. February jobs' report marks the 12th consecutive ...

Ferguson police chief stays on the job; mayor says his role is not to 'just chop ...

Minneapolis Star Tribune

ST. LOUIS — Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson was still on the job Friday, two days after a government report blasted his beleaguered department for years of racial profiling, and the mayor refused to speculate about the chief's future, saying his role was ...

Americans are still divided on why people are gay

Pew Research Center

Potential Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson made news earlier this week when he said that being gay is a “choice,” but when it comes to public opinion, polls show that Americans remain divided over whether “nature” or “nurture” is ultimately ...

Donna Shalala to Lead Clinton Foundation

Wall Street Journal

Donna Shalala, a former Clinton administration cabinet secretary, will take over as head of the Clinton Foundation at a moment when the charity's fundraising practices have created political turbulence for Hillary Clinton 's emerging presidential campaign, two ...

Obama: Ferguson Report Exposed Racially Biased System

ABC News

The police situation in Ferguson, Missouri, was "oppressive and abusive," President Barack Obama said Friday, as he prepared to commemorate a half-century since the historic civil rights marches in Selma, Alabama. "It turns out they weren't just making it up.

CIA to make sweeping changes, focus more on cyber ops: agency chief


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Central Intelligence Agency is launching one of the biggest reorganizations in its history, aimed in part at sharpening its focus on cyber operations and incorporating digital innovations into intelligence gathering, CIA director ...

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