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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes faces growing calls for him to step away from the panel's Russia investigation as revelations about a secret source meeting on White House grounds raised questions about his independence. (Associated Press)

Nunes firm in partisan fire over Russia probe

- The Washington Times

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes showed no sign of buckling beneath growing Democratic demands Tuesday that he recuse himself from a probe into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election, as the White House blasted the media anew over what officials say is its obsession with alleged Trump campaign connections to Moscow.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. answers reporters questions during a newsmaker interview at the Associated Press bureau in Washington, Tuesday, March 21, 2017. (AP Photo/J. David Ake) ** FILE **

McConnell criticizes Iran nuke deal as ‘windfall’ for Tehran

- Associated Press

Aiming to prove their commitment to Israel, senior U.S. lawmakers are backing bipartisan legislation that would slap Iran with new sanctions while maintaining rigorous enforcement of the landmark nuclear deal.

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Roger J. Stone Jr., an adviser for President Donald J. Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign, speaks to members of the conservative group America First inside the Marriott in Boca Raton, Fla., on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Stone defended himself over contacts he had with Russia-linked hackers during the 2016 election. (Michael Ares/The Palm Beach Post via AP)

WikiLeaks denies ties to ex-Trump adviser Roger Stone

- The Washington Times

WikiLeaks rebuffed President Trump's former campaign adviser Roger Stone this week as he comes under fire for allegations made prior to last year's election involving his purported ties to the antisecrecy organization and its editor, Julian Assange.

Brig. Yahya Rasool Abdullah, an Iraqi joint command spokesman, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, March 28, 2017. "It is a new tactic being used by the members of this terrorist group, using big car bombs against the troops that impact the civilians to inflame the public and to convey a wrong message to the world that the joint forces and the international coalition are behind the killing and bombings," he told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

US denies loosening rules for avoiding civilian casualties

- Associated Press

U.S. airstrikes probably played a role in the deaths of dozens of civilians in Mosul earlier this month, U.S. and Iraqi military officials acknowledged Tuesday, but they denied the rules for avoiding civilian casualties have been loosened despite a recent spike in civilian casualties.

FILE- In this Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2006 file photo, UN troops seen on patrol in the city of Kinshasa, Congo. Congo's government says the bodies of two Caucasians and a Congolese have been found in the Central Kasai region where two U.N. experts and their colleagues recently disappeared. Government spokesman Lambert Mende told Top Congo FM on Tuesday, March. 28, 2017. (AP Photo/John Bompeng, File)

Bodies of American, Swedish UN experts found in Congo

- Associated Press

The bodies of an American and a Swedish investigator with the United Nations and their Congolese interpreter were found in Central Kasai province, authorities said Tuesday, more than two weeks after they disappeared while looking into recent violence there.

EU commissioner calls on Hungary to comply with asylum rules

- Associated Press

Hungary's new legislation allowing for the detention of asylum-seekers in shipping containers at border camps took effect Tuesday, with the European Union's commissioner for migration saying that it needs to comply with the bloc's rules.

U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres talks to Syrian refugees in a 4th grade classroom at the U.N.-run Zaatari camp for Syrian refugees, in northern Jordan, Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Guterres appealed to Arab states to overcome their divisions on Syria and help end the country's six-year-old civil war. The U.N. chief is to attend an annual Arab Summit in Jordan on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)

UN chief: With US cuts looming, UN to rally other donors

- Associated Press

The United Nations, faced with the possibility of deep U.S. funding cuts, is trying to mobilize more support from Europe, the Arab Gulf states and elsewhere, the U.N. chief said on Tuesday, adding that a time of growing global need is "not the moment to reduce solidarity."

Poland's defense minister welcomes NATO troops

Associated Press

The Polish defense minister has welcomed a multinational NATO battalion to Poland made up of troops from the United States, Britain and Romania, saying the deployment improves the region's security given the "threat from the East."

3 Kashmir civilians killed in protests against Indian rule

- Associated Press

Three civilians were killed and 28 other people were injured in anti-India protests that erupted Tuesday following a gunbattle between rebels and government forces that killed a rebel in disputed Kashmir, police and witnesses said.