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Pakistan women take part in a rally against the U.S. drone strikes in Pakistani tribal areas in Peshawar, Pakistan, in this April 23, 2011, file photo. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad, file)

Appeals court says drone memos can stay secret

- The Washington Times

Secret memos detailing the U.S. government’s rationale for using drone strikes to kill foreign terror suspects can stay hidden from public view, a federal appeals court ruled in a decision unsealed on Monday.

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, shakes hands with US Secretary of State John Kerry during a meeting at the Prime Minister's Office, in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. (Atef Safadi/Pool Photo via AP)

Violence flares as John Kerry meets Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel

- Associated Press

A Palestinian motorist rammed his vehicle into a group of Israeli soldiers at a West Bank checkpoint on Tuesday, wounding three, Israel’s military said, as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited for the first time in over a year, hoping to calm two months of deadly violence.

"America is strengthened by people of every faith and every background," President Obama said Tuesday. (Associated Press)

With Americans shaken by terrorism, Obama defaults to snide lecturing

Here in this week of reflection and gratitude, it is high time you smug and intolerant Americans take a long look at yourselves. Why, dirty Americans, do you hate people from exotic, war-torn places? Why do you despise other cultures? Why do you so hate freedom of religion? Or, as President Obama wonders, why are you all so Islamophobic?

President Barack Obama waves as he arrives at the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, from a nine-day trip to Turkey, Philippines and Malaysia.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Obama insists he wants truth from intelligence reports

- The Washington Times

President Obama said he doesn’t think his intelligence advisers are giving him a “rosy” assessment of the U.S. military campaign against the Islamic State, but he’s nevertheless ordered a review to find out if he’s getting the truth.

Rep. Jeff Miller, Florida Republican and chair of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Jeff Miller: VA should have fired 2 top executives, recovered 400K in bonuses

- The Washington Times

House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller said Tuesday that the VA botched a chance to clean up its act when it demoted two senior executives but didn’t fire them nor try to recover nearly $400,000 in relocation bonuses investigators say they didn’t deserve because they orchestrated sweetheart transfers to new posts.

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- Associated Press

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Expert: Friends recruit most Islamic State fighters

- Associated Press

Three-quarters of those who become foreign fighters for the Islamic State extremist group are recruited through friends and 20 percent through family members, a terrorism expert said Tuesday.

Expert: Friends recruit most Islamic State fighters

- Associated Press

A terrorism expert says three-quarters of those who become foreign fighters for the Islamic State extremist group are recruited through friends and about 20 percent through family members.

State lawyers question school choice program's military perk

- Associated Press

State Treasurer Dan Schwartz is getting pushback from state lawyers over a rule he proposed to help military families and kindergartners more easily access Nevada's new education savings accounts.

Republican presidential candidate, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, left, speaks as Donald Trump looks on during the CNN Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, in Simi Valley, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Correction: GOP 2016-Fact Check story

- Associated Press

In a Sept. 17 story fact-checking a Republican presidential candidates' debate, The Associated Press reported erroneously that doctors must pay a $200 fee to register with New Jersey's medical marijuana program. Patients and caregivers must pay the fee, but not doctors.

Convicted spy Ronald Pelton freed from federal custody

- Associated Press

A former National Security Agency employee convicted of selling defense and communication secrets he gained during his career has been released from federal custody 30 years after his arrest.