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Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen Richard Durbin, D-Ill. questions Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 28, 2015, during the committee's hearing on oversight of the Homeland Security Department.  (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke) **FILE**

The new axis of evil

There is a new axis of evil in the lives of real Americans. In 2002, then President George W. Bush coined the phrase in his State of the Union speech. That axis of evil was Iraq, Iran and North Korea. The new axis of evil is not in Asia nor is it in the Middle East. It is here in America.

Herve Ladsous of France, chief of UN Peacekeeping Operations, is seen before a meeting in Paris, Thursday, Dec.6, 2012. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

U.N. proves major threat to press freedom

Sunday marks World Press Freedom Day, the United Nations' celebration of the media's vital role in an open society and an attempt to promote a free press in countries where that right is not yet appropriately valued.

Emery and Charles Popoloski with their children. Charles, who served in Iraq, is a wounded hero, and Emery is his caregiver.

Wounded warrior caregivers need care, too

Welcome to the new Hidden Heroes blog. My goal for this blog is to continue to raise awareness of military caregivers, highlight various organizations, address issues and continue to keep the conversation open on how we can help the Hidden Heroes.

Palestinians chant slogans during a protest organized by the Palestinian Youth Organization, calling for an end to political division, reopening of the Rafah crossing border and the reconstruction of destroyed houses that were damaged in last summer's Israel-Hamas war, in Gaza City , in the northern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, April 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

Iran reconnects with Hamas

Despite the fact that the Iranian government is the champion for radical Shia Islam and Hamas being the armed Palestinian front for the Sunni Muslim Brotherhood, the two organizations have had a long history of cooperating in order to confound Israeli interests.

The remarkable multi-terraced Myatheindan Pagoda, known as the Taj Mahal of Myanmar, was built to honor a monarch's late wife and is believed to contain a buried emerald.

Travel upriver in Myanmar, 'land that time forgot'

Years of isolation have preserved a veritably untouched culture in this devoutly Buddhist country. Wondrous pagodas, gilded Buddhas and saffron-robed monks are everywhere. And the sweet, gentle people, to whom foreigners are still a novelty are warm and welcoming.

FILE - In this March 10, 2015 file photo, The Inspire 1, a drone manufactured by DJI, is flown in Davenport, Calif. Mexico published rules governing the use of drones on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, allowing people to operate the smallest drones in daylight without a permit but with safety rules. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

The case against predator drones

Something is rotten in President Barack Obama's classified, programmatic use of predator drones to target suspected international terrorists for death anywhere on the planet.

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Rusty Humphries on Louie Louie and filmmaker Joel Gilbert

Malik Obama speaks with filmmaker Joel Gilbert and doesn't have many good things to say about his little brother. Jack Ely the lead singer of the band The Kingsmen and the hit song Louie Louie, just passed away. What’s the history of the song and what are the lyrics? Rusty tells you the fascinating story.