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- Airport assassination: Mayor, 3 others killed at Manila airport
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- Congress sends sweeping defense bill to Obama
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- New Mexico Supreme Court rules same-sex marriage constitutional
Latest Josh Earnest Items
President Obama's "red line" for Syria is once again being tested after rebel forces said Wednesday that the regime of President Bashar Assad used poison gas to attack civilians near Damascus, killing potentially hundreds in what could turn out to be the deadliest deployment of chemical weapons yet.
The National Security Agency declassified three secret court opinions Wednesday showing how in one of its surveillance programs it scooped up as many as 56,000 emails and other communications by Americans not connected to terrorism annually over three years, revealed the error to the court — which ruled its actions unconstitutional — and then fixed the problem.
Egyptian security forces deployed snipers, tear gas and bulldozers Wednesday to break up two sit-ins by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, in an assault that claimed more than 500 lives, drew swift international condemnation and led to the resignation of the vice president in the military-backed interim government.
While President Obama played golf again on vacation, the White House criticized the latest crackdown in Egypt on Wednesday, saying violence between government forces and protesters will make it more difficult for the interim government to shift to a democracy.
Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Wednesday condemned a bloody crackdown by Egyptian security forces on supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi as "deplorable" and "a serious blow to reconciliation."
A Republican congressman says the rodeo clown banned from the Missouri State Fair for wearing a President Obama mask during a skit is welcome to perform in Texas instead.
The immigration bill passed the Senate more than a month ago but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is refusing to send the bill to the House — just one of the hurdles that has sapped momentum and dimmed the chances for an immigration deal this year.
A senior White House official defended the National Security Agency's top secret collection of telephone records from one of the nation's largest telecommunications companies and insisted the government was not allowed to eavesdrop on calls.
The Secret Service on Thursday said a suspicious letter mailed to President Obama was similar to letters suspected of being laced with the deadly poison ricin sent last week to New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and his gun control group.