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  • Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. answers questions Monday during a news conference at the Justice Department about the sucesses of "Operation Broken Trust," a federal task force targeting investment fraud. (Associated Press)

    EDITORIAL: Obama and the assassin's creed

    This week, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. laid out the Obama administration's rationale for assassinating Americans abroad. Cutting through the rhetoric, the argument still amounts to saying, "because we can."

  • Afghan President Hamid Karzai gestures during a news conference in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Tuesday, March 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

    Karzai backs strict guidelines for Afghan women

    Afghanistan's president on Tuesday endorsed a "code of conduct" issued by an influential council of clerics that activists say represents a giant step backward for women's rights in the country.

  •  Jimmy Carter  (Associated Press)

    Carter: Netanyahu too eager for war with Iran

    Former President Jimmy Carter expressed concerns Tuesday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in Washington this week to meet with American leaders about the Iranian nuclear program, may be too willing to go to war with Iran.

  • **FILE** Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis testifies July 10, 2010, on Capitol Hill before the Senate Armed Services Committee. (Associated Press)

    General warns of Syrian bioweapons, Iran threat

    The top U.S. commander in the Middle East will warn Congress on Tuesday against efforts to scale back the Navy's presence in the embattled region, saying threats from Iran and elsewhere will require more ships and maritime missile defense capabilities.

  • Rep. Candice S. Miller, Michigan Republican (Associated Press)

    System for tracking visa overstays is almost ready

    The Department of Homeland Security is finalizing its plan for a biometric data system to track when immigrants leave the United States and will present it to Congress within "weeks," a top department official told a House Homeland Security subcommittee Tuesday.

  • Defense Secretary Leon Panetta speaks March 6, 2012, before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) in Washington. (Associated Press)

    Panetta warns Iran of 'severe' consequences

    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Tuesday that the Iranians will face "severe and growing consequences" if they do not meet their international obligations and rejoin the community of nations.

  • The 2nd Corps of the Korean People's Army in North Korea conducts a live-fire exercise near North Korea's southwest coast on Monday, March 5, 2012. (AP Photo)

    N. Korea holds live-fire drills near sea boundary

    North Korean troops brandished weapons given to them by new leader Kim Jong-un as they carried out live-fire drills near the disputed sea boundary with South Korea amid more anger from Pyongyang over joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises.

  • Protesters hold banners that read "Freedom Syria" and "Stop the: lies, stealing, murder" during a March 6, 2012, rally against Syrian President Bashar Assad regime in front of the Syrian embassy in Belgrade, Serbia. (Associated Press)

    2 senators join McCain's call for intervention in Syria

    Two other senators have endorsed Sen. John McCain's call for airstrikes to stop Syrian President Bashar Assad's lethal, 11-month-long crackdown on dissenters.

  • ** FILE ** Marine Corps Gen. James N. Mattis. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    General: U.S. military can't stop Iran from making nukes

    The top U.S. commander in the Middle East said Tuesday that America's military alone cannot prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons.

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