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  • Briefly: Africa

    An increasing number of children are being caught in attacks and crossfire across south and central Somalia, the U.N.'s children agency said Tuesday, as a land mine exploded at the world's largest refugee camp in neighboring Kenya, wounding two people.

  • Occupy Wall Street protesters gather to listen to speakers after being allowed back into Zuccotti Park, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, in New York. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)

    Crackdowns reach epicenter of Wall Street protests

    The encampment is gone, but the movement lives on still. What nobody knows is just how long it can survive without a literal place to call home.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: White House's Iran failure

    In a recent Republican debate, GOP White House hopefuls touched upon President Obama's failure to stop Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. In my opinion, if Mr. Obama is re-elected, Iran will get nuclear weapons. Why? Mr. Obama refuses to stand up to the ayatollahs; is retreating in Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt and Libya; and is abandoning our allies in the region to Iran.

  • Two shot, one fatally in Northeast D.C.

    One man is dead and another seriously wounded after a double shooting in a Northeast D.C. neighborhood Monday evening, police said Tuesday.

  • Released Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit (second from right) walks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (second from left), Defense Minister Ehud Barak (left) and Israeli Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz at the Tel Nof Air Base in southern Israel on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Israeli Defense Ministry)

    Media: Israel military chief favors Gaza offensive

    Israeli media report the nation's top military commander as saying he favors a major offensive in Gaza because of rocket attacks.

  • Briefly: Middle East

    Turkey no longer has confidence in the Syrian regime, its prime minister said Tuesday, warning Syrian President Bashar Assad that his brutal crackdown on opponents threatens to place him on a list of leaders who "feed on blood."

  • Defense Secretary Leon Panetta testifies on Capitol Hill on Nov. 15, 2011, before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on security issues relating to Iraq. (Associated Press)

    Senators, defense leaders spar over Iraq

    The U.S. military will continue limited counterterrorism training with Iraqi forces at up to 10 camps beyond the end of the year, U.S. defense officials told senators Tuesday, amid sharp exchanges over the future American role there.

  • ** FILE ** Sen. Carl Levin (left), Michigan Democrat, chats with Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

    GOP senators rip Iraq pullout plan

    Republican senators on Tuesday denounced the Obama administration's decision to withdraw all U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of the year, saying the White House risks "losing the peace" in the fragile Middle East nation.

  • Police officers arrests a protester in the Occupy Portland encampment on Nov. 13, 2011, in, Portland, Ore. (Associated Press)

    Police clear out downtown Occupy Oakland camp

    Riot-clad law enforcement officers cleared out Oakland's weeks-old anti-Wall Street encampment just before dawn Monday, arresting Occupy demonstrators and removing tents from a downtown plaza after issuing several warnings over the weekend.

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