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In this Jan. 23, 2013, file photo, then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, on the deadly September attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Hillary Clinton’s emails show top officials aware of her private address

- Associated Press

Senior Obama administration officials, including the White House chief of staff, knew as early as 2009 that Hillary Rodham Clinton was using a private email address for her government correspondence, according to some 3,000 pages of correspondence released by the State Department late Tuesday night.

People holding anti-American posters gather in front of U.S. Embassy in Moscow to protest against American foreign policy on March 7. (Associated Press)

Russians’ hatred for Americans is now turning lethal

Attitudes toward the United States have never been worse in post-Soviet Russia. An opinion poll published by the independent, Moscow-based Levada Center this year indicated that just over 80 percent of Russians have negative views of the United States, a figure that has almost doubled in slightly over a year.

President Obama insisted again Tuesday that he was not wedded to an agreement at any cost and threatened outright to "walk away" if Iran reneges on the parameters of an April interim agreement in Lausanne, Switzerland, with the so-called P5+1 negotiating group that also comprises Britain, France, China, Russia and Germany. (Associated Press)

Obama threatens to ‘walk away’ from Iran nuclear deal as deadline passes

- The Washington Times

The Obama administration and its negotiating partners blew through Tuesday’s self-imposed deadline for a major nuclear accord with Iran — prolonging for at least another week some 20 months of exhausting and convoluted closed-door talks that have capped more than a decade of brinkmanship between Tehran and the West.

Armored vehicles remain at the site of a blast targeting the NATO convoy in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, June 30, 2015. It comes a week after an audacious attack on the nation's parliament, which highlighted the ability of insurgents, who have been fighting to overthrow the Kabul government for almost 14 years, to enter the highly fortified capital to stage deadly attacks. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossasini)

Pentagon: Afghan forces inadequate to fight Taliban

- The Washington Times

Afghanistan defense forces suffered a whopping 59 percent increase in battlefield casualties the past six months compared with 2014, mostly by the national police force, which remains ill-equipped to counter Taliban offenses and/or to hold recaptured territory, says a new Pentagon report.

In this picture provided by the office of the Egyptian Presidency, Egyptian president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, center front, Minister of Defense Sedki Sobhi, center right and former acting Egyptian president Adly Mansour, second left, attend the military funeral of Hisham Barakat  the top judicial official in charge of overseeing the prosecution of thousands of Islamists, including former President Mohammed Morsi in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, June 30, 2015.  (Egyptian Presidency via AP)

Militants attack Egyptian army checkpoints in Sinai, kill 30

- Associated Press

Islamic militants on Wednesday unleashed a wave of simultaneous attacks, including a suicide car bombing, on Egyptian army checkpoints in the restive north of the Sinai Peninsula, killing at least 30 soldiers, security and military officials said.

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Editorials from around New York

- Associated Press

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers:

South Sudan military is accused of widespread abuses

- Associated Press

South Sudan's army has burned people alive, raped and shot girls, and forced tens of thousands from their homes, according to interviews with survivors by The Associated Press and corroborated by human rights groups.

Italian police arrest family of couple who traveled to Syria

- Associated Press

Italian anti-terrorism police on Wednesday arrested several family members of a married couple who traveled to Syria to join the Islamic State group and were allegedly trying to persuade their relatives to join them, officials said.

New Chinese law reinforces government control of cyberspace

- Associated Press

China's legislature passed sweeping legislation on Wednesday that reinforces government controls over cyberspace, as the nation's leaders try to address what they see as growing threats to Chinese networks and national security.

In this photo taken Thursday, June 4, 2015, a Pakistani calligraphist paints, "God bless you," in Urdu over violent graffiti on the wall of an apartment complex and offices after getting permission in Karachi, Pakistan. Activists and artists in Pakistan hope to combat extremism through art, by painting murals over violent graffitti and distributing a comic book in schools aimed at turning young people away from violence. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

Pakistani artists look to counter violent extremism

- Associated Press

At a militant training camp in Pakistan, a new recruit asks his instructor why his comrades are attacking churches and mosques rather than enemy bases. "This world is full of sin. It needs to be bathed in blood," the instructor replies, nurturing seeds of doubt that will eventually lead the young man to turn away from violence.

FILE - This Oct. 1, 2009 file photo shows the long-abandoned Atlas D site, west of Cheyenne, Wyo.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality plans to hold a public meeting about a proposal to use vegetable oil to stimulate the growth of naturally occurring bacteria that would clean up groundwater at the former nuclear missile site. The project, expected to cost $36 million and take at least 200 years, is  near Cheyenne. (AP Photo/Mead Gruver, File)

Water well testing planned around Cheyenne-area missile site

- Associated Press

A new round of homeowner well testing will occur later this summer near an old nuclear missile site on the plains where the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to rely on naturally present bacteria to break down a plume of groundwater pollution, Corps officials announced at a public meeting Tuesday.