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White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Oxon Hill, Md., Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Reince Priebus, White House adviser, asked FBI to dispute Russia reports

- Associated Press

White House chief of staff Reince Priebus asked a top FBI official to dispute media reports that President Donald Trump’s campaign advisers were frequently in touch with Russian intelligence agents during the election, a White House official says.

This image released by the Thiqa News Agency shows damaged cars after a suicide attacker blew his small pick-up truck outside a security office in Sousian village, about 8 kilometers (5 miles) north of al-Bab, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. A car bombing north of a Syrian town just captured by Turkish forces and Syrian opposition fighters from the Islamic State group killed several people, mostly civilians who had gathered trying to go back home, Turkey's news agency and Syrian activists said. (Thiqa News Agency, via AP)

Syria bombing kills 60; 2 Turkish troops die

Associated Press

Turkey’s state news agency Andadolu says the death toll from a car bomb near the town of al-Bab, just captured from Islamic State militants in northern Syria, has risen to 60. Most of the victims were civilians.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson  arrives at Benito Juarez international Airport in Mexico City, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. (Carlos Barria/Pool photo via AP)

State Dept. pushes back against criticism of media access

- The Washington Times

The State Department is pushing back against criticism from former senior officials and journalists over the lack of press conferences and other media access at the department since Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was sworn in three weeks ago.

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Fox News' Swedish 'security advisor' has heads scratching

- Associated Press

A trans-Atlantic wave of puzzlement is rippling across Sweden for the second time in a week, after a prominent Fox News program featured a "Swedish defense and national security advisor" who's unknown to the country's military and foreign-affairs officials.

UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura, right, attends a meeting of Intra-Syria peace talks with Syrian government delegation at Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (Pierre Albouy/Pool Photo via AP)

Deadly insurgent attack in Homs weighs on UN-led Syria talks

- Associated Press

A deadly terrorist attack in central Syria on Saturday threatened to thwart efforts to wrest a political solution at peace talks in Geneva, with the U.N. mediator decrying "spoilers" who try to derail the efforts to end the country's disastrous six-year war.

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, left, meets with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, at Tahrir Palace in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

Britain agrees $150 million loan guarantee to Egypt on visit

Associated Press

Britain on Saturday finalized a $150 million loan guarantee to Egypt, where Boris Johnson was on his first visit to the country as Foreign Secretary and as a human rights organization urged him to speak about what they described as "appalling" abuses.

This image released by Netflix shows a scene from the documentary "White Helmets." The 40-minute Netflix documentary, is nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary Short. A 21-year-old Syrian cinematographer Khaled Khateeb, one of three people credited for cinematography, has been blocked from traveling to Los Angeles for the Oscars.  (Netflix via AP)

Syrian who worked on nominated film can't attend Oscars

- Associated Press

U.S. immigration authorities are barring entry to a 21-year-old Syrian cinematographer who worked on a harrowing film about his nation's civil war, "The White Helmets," that has been nominated for an Academy Award.

President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and his overdrawn apocalypse

- Associated Press

In President Donald Trump's estimation, the U.S. border isn't merely porous, it's "wide open." Darkness and danger are everywhere, even Sweden. American infrastructure isn't just in need of improvement but it's in "total disrepair and decay." The health law is not only flawed, but it's an "absolute and total catastrophe."

Azerbaijan soldiers killed in Karabakh fighting

Associated Press

Azerbaijan says several of its soldiers have been killed during fighting in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region as Armenia and Azerbaijan blame each other for an outbreak of violence.

Myanmar Deputy Home Affairs Minister Gen. Kyaw Swe talks to journalists during a press conference in Yangon, Myanmar Saturday, Feb.25, 2017. Police and Home Ministry officials said at a news conference Saturday that they have arrested three men for the Jan. 29 shooting of lawyer Ko Ni and are seeking a fourth. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw)

Myanmar police blame grudge, not army, for lawyer's murder

- Associated Press

The assassination of a prominent legal adviser to Myanmar's government was the result of a personal political grudge and not part of a bigger conspiracy by the military, senior security officials said Saturday.

FILE - In this April 14, 2016 file photo, a Syrian man carries a carpet through a devastated part of the town of Palmyra as families load their belongings onto buses in the central Homs province in Syria. Syrian media says a pair of attacks on two security locations in the central Syrian city of Homs killed at least 30 people. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)

In a blow, twin attacks on Syrian security kill at least 32

- Associated Press

In synchronized attacks, insurgents stormed into heavily guarded security offices in Syria's central Homs city, clashed with troops and then blew themselves up, killing a senior officer and at least 31 others, state media and officials reported.

In this June 5, 2015, file photo, a view of the Homeland Security Department headquarters in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

AP Exclusive: Analysts downplay threat from 7 nations in ban

- Associated Press

Analysts at the Homeland Security Department's intelligence arm found insufficient evidence that citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries included in President Donald Trump's travel ban pose a terror threat to the United States.

Scarred by war, Air Force sergeant returns to the skies

- Associated Press

A dozen years after he was nearly killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, Master Sgt. Israel Del Toro was on the verge of completing a final, unbelievable stage of his comeback.

Syrian who worked on nominated film can't attend Oscars

- Associated Press

U.S. immigration authorities are barring entry to a 21-year-old Syrian cinematographer who worked on a harrowing film about his nation's civil war, "The White Helmets," that has been nominated for an Academy Award.

Judge won't throw out Bergdahl case over Trump comments

- Associated Press

President Donald Trump's campaign-trail criticism of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, while "problematic," hasn't prevented the soldier from getting a fair trial on charges that he endangered comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan in 2009, a military judge ruled Friday.