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Tel Aviv has long sought the release of Jonathan Pollard, a former intelligence analyst convicted in 1987 of spying for Israel. He is serving a life sentence. (Associated Press)

Convicted spy Jonathan Pollard wins parole

- The Washington Times

A federal panel has granted parole to Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard with a release date set for November, his lawyers said Tuesday, sparking outrage in the U.S. national security community.

Secretary of State John Kerry prepares to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 28, 2015, before the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the Iran Nuclear Agreement. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

John Kerry pressed on Capitol Hill over Iran deal verification problems

- The Washington Times

The question of whether the U.N. will be able to verify Iran has been blocked from a nuclear bomb took center stage Tuesday, with Secretary of State John F. Kerry and other top administration officials facing the second sharp grilling in as many weeks on Capitol Hill as a key House panel debated the nuclear accord with Tehran.

About 1,000 Kurdish activists from Istanbul who arrived in response to a call for mass mobilization by the imprisoned leader of the PKK rebel group, Abdullah Ocalan, gather at the border near Suruc, Turkey, on Sept. 25, 2014. (Associated Press)

Obama denies sacrificing Kurds to gain Turkey’s help in Islamic State fight

- The Washington Times

Turkey has finally entered in force into the U.S.-led fight against the Islamic State group, but the move also has exposed the contradictions and confusion at the heart of U.S. policy, with the Obama administration struggling Monday to balance its promises to warring allies in the region and to prevent a deeper U.S. ground force engagement in the fight.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to the media during a press conference in Ankara, Turkey, in this Thursday, March 12, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici, file)

NATO holding rare emergency meeting at Turkey’s request

- Associated Press

NATO’s secretary-general said Tuesday that the alliance “stands in strong solidarity with our ally Turkey,” as ambassadors gathered for a rare emergency meeting about the threat faced by a member.

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FILE - In this May 15, 1998 file photo, Jonathan Pollard speaks during an interview in a conference room at the Federal Correction Institution in Butner, N.C. Lawyers for the convicted spy Pollard say the U.S. has granted his parole and he will be released in November. Pollard, sentenced to life in prison, has served 30 years for spying for Israel.  (AP Photo/Karl DeBlaker, File)

Pollard to be freed; US analyst spied for Israel

- Associated Press

Jonathan Pollard, the former Navy intelligence analyst whose conviction of spying for Israel stoked fierce international passions, has been granted parole and will be released from prison in November after nearly 30 years.

Carmen Quintana attends a tribute for slain photographer Rodrigo Rojas, outside the Gabriela Mistral museum, in Santiago, Chile, Tuesday, July 28, 2015. During a street demonstration on July 2, 1986, soldiers doused Rojas and then 18-year-old Quintana with gasoline and set them ablaze. Rojas died four days later. Quintana survived and underwent lengthy treatment for severe burns at a Canadian hospital. Her scarred face later became a symbol of the atrocities committed by Pinochet's dictatorship. A Chilean judge last week charged seven former members of the military in the burning death of Rojas, and four other ex-soldiers were being questioned on Monday. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)

Chile dictatorship burning victim says justice being served

- Associated Press

A woman who was badly burned in a military attack during the dictatorship of Chilean Gen. Augusto's Pinochet said Tuesday that she believes the recent testimony of a soldier will lead to many others speaking out about atrocities they were forced to take part in.

What's in emergency bill to fund Veterans Affairs Department

- Associated Press

A three-month highway spending bill scheduled for a vote Wednesday in the House includes nearly $3.4 billion to fill a budget hole that the Department of Veterans Affairs claims would force it to close hospitals and clinics nationwide. Lawmakers from both parties said the spending was needed even as they complained about the VA's failure to anticipate the problem.

9/11 memorial flag visits area

- Associated Press

July 28--A unique flag, one which represents a day America will not forget, visited the area recently.

Vets push for equity in public pensions

- Associated Press

July 28--Advocates for veterans are urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign legislation that allows non-wartime military veterans working for state or municipal government in New York to buy back pension credits for up to three years of service.

Bangor councilors honor Purple Heart recipients

- Associated Press

July 28--BANGOR, Maine -- Local members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart received a standing ovation Monday night, when the Bangor City Council presented them a framed proclamation declaring Aug. 7 as Purple Heart Day in the city.

BRIEF: Mobile center for veterans to be in Butler, Roberta

- Associated Press

July 28--Macon Vet Center's outreach vehicle will be in Butler and Roberta this week to assist veterans with any issues they may have in getting benefits and services from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Presidential hopeful Graham speaks to voters in Derry

- Associated Press

July 28--DERRY -- Republican presidential hopeful and South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham was answering questions from voters Monday at The Halligan Tavern when he was suddenly interrupted by a loud bang.

Al Jazeera, Doha, Qatar, Ramzy Baroud column

- Associated Press

July 28--July 23 signalled a major shift in Turkey's policy towards Syria when its fighter jets began pounding Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) targets.

FILE - In this May 15, 1998 file photo, Jonathan Pollard speaks during an interview in a conference room at the Federal Correction Institution in Butner, N.C. Lawyers for the convicted spy Pollard say the U.S. has granted his parole and he will be released in November. Pollard, sentenced to life in prison, has served 30 years for spying for Israel.  (AP Photo/Karl DeBlaker, File)

US analyst who spied for Israel to be paroled after 30 years

- Associated Press

Jonathan Pollard, a former Naval intelligence analyst convicted of spying for Israel and passing along a trove of classified documents, has been granted parole and will be released from prison in November after nearly 30 years, his lawyers said Tuesday.