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  • Illustration: State gun laws by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    MILLER: D.C. recoils from gun prosecutions

    The nation's capital treats gun owners like criminals. Even after a Supreme Court smackdown in 2008, Washington still has the country's most stringent gun-control laws. The city's anti-firearm ordinances are so convoluted and beyond the norm that average Americans can find themselves in big trouble for doing something that is entirely legal in almost every state.


  • U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, left, walks with President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai to a press conference at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, Saturday, July 7, 2012. (AP Photo//Brendan Smialowski, Pool)

    Afghanistan declared a major U.S. non-NATO ally

    The Obama administration on Saturday declared Afghanistan the United States' newest "major non-NATO ally," an action designed to facilitate close defense cooperation after U.S. combat troops withdraw from the country in 2014 and as a political statement of support for Afghanistan's long-term stability.


  • ** FILE ** In this undated photo made available on July 25, 2011, by the London Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), an aerial photo of the London 2012 Olympic Stadium to mark "1 year to go to the Olympic Games" is seen in London. (AP Photo/LOCOG, Anthony Charlton, File)

    6 arrested in terror raids around London

    Armed British police carried out an early-morning raid on a residential address near London's Olympic Park on Thursday, using smoke grenades and a stun gun in what they called a pre-planned anti-terror operation.


  • **FILE** Yasser Arafat (Associated Press)

    Aide: Palestinian leader wants more on Arafat

    Digging up Yasser Arafat's bones may offer the best shot at learning if the legendary Palestinian leader was poisoned, as many of his old comrades-in-arms claim, but Palestinian officials signaled Thursday they're not rushing into an autopsy.


  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Leaks hurt allies, future U.S. operations

    Our combat troops and many pro-American supporters have been endangered by national security leaks, according to Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, and other senators.


  • Pakistani border guards stand alert at the Pakistan-Afghanistan border in Chaman, Pakistan, Thursday, July 5, 2012. The first truck carrying supplies to American and NATO troops in Afghanistan has crossed the Pakistani border after a seven-month long closure of the supply routes by Pakistan ended earlier this week. (AP Photo/Matiullah Achakzai)

    First NATO trucks cross Pakistan border

    The first trucks carrying supplies to U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan crossed the Pakistani border Thursday after a seven-month closure of the supply routes ended earlier this week.


  • World Briefs: WikiLeaks has data from 2.4 million emails

    The anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks said Thursday it was publishing material from 2.4 million Syrian emails - many of which it said came from official government accounts.


  • A driver washes his face July 5, 2012, near a truck carrying NATO supplies at the Pakistani-Afghan border in Chaman, Pakistan. The first truck carrying supplies to American and NATO troops in Afghanistan has crossed the Pakistani border after a seven-month long closure of the supply routes by Pakistan ended earlier in the week. (Associated Press)

    First NATO truck crosses Pakistan border

    The first trucks carrying supplies to American and NATO troops in Afghanistan crossed the Pakistani border Thursday after a seven-month closure of the supply routes ended earlier this week.


  • In this image made from amateur video released by the Ugarit News and accessed Monday, July 2, 2012, black smoke leaps the air from shelling near Ali bin Abi Taleb mosque in Talbiseh, the central province of Homs, Syria. The Associated Press cannot independently verify the content, date, location or authenticity of this material. (AP Photo/Ugarit News via AP video)

    Syria observer chief says violence 'unprecedented'

    The violence in Syria has reached unprecedented levels, the head of the country's U.N. observer mission said Thursday, insisting there must be a cease-fire in order for his teams to resume their work.


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