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This March 27, 2008, file photo, shows the Pentagon in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Supervisor of Navy SEAL accused of murder faces charges

- Associated Press

The Navy officer who supervised a SEAL accused of fatally stabbing an Islamic State prisoner in Iraq in 2017 is due in a military court to face various offenses Tuesday, including allegedly conducting the SEAL’s re-enlistment ceremony next to the corpse and encouraging enlisted personnel to pose for photos with the body, prosecutors said.

Vice President Mike Pence speaks at 2019 March for Life dinner in Washington, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Mike Pence stands by assertion that ISIS ‘defeated’

- The Washington Times

Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday defended his assertion that the Islamic State has been “defeated” in Syria and said President Trump will stay the course in withdrawing all U.S. forces from the country, despite fallout over the deaths of four Americans there in a Wednesday attack claimed by the terrorist group.

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Top US diplomat for Europe resigns

- Associated Press

The top U.S. diplomat for Europe is resigning after only 16 months on the job in a blow to efforts to maintain trans-Atlantic unity amid questions about the Trump administration's commitment to historic alliances.

Israeli shelling kills Gaza militant after officer wounded

Associated Press

Israeli shelling of the Gaza Strip on Tuesday killed a Palestinian militant and wounded four others shortly after an Israeli soldier was shot on the border of the coastal enclave, authorities said. The violence escalated tensions at a sensitive time for both Gaza's Hamas rulers and Israel.

Egypt says clashes kill 7 troops, 59 militants in Sinai

- Associated Press

Egypt said Tuesday at least seven troops, including an officer, have been killed in clashes with militants in recent operations in restive northern Sinai Peninsula, where its security forces have been battling a long-running insurgency led by a local affiliate of the Islamic State group.

Staff lay flowers in honor of the dead outside the gate of the dusitD2 hotel complex which was attacked last week, at a wreath-laying event organized by the hotel complex management in Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019.  The ceremony took place at 3:05pm on Tuesday, exactly a week after the attack by gunmen and a suicide bomber on the hotel and office complex in Kenya's capital. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Last moments of Kenya attack victims revealed at memorial

- Associated Press

Hiding from gunmen in an office building, a group of people heard gunshots getting louder and the clatter of a weapon being run along the metal banister of a staircase, according to a survivor of an Islamic extremist attack in Kenya last week. Then a gunman opened the door of the room where the workers huddled, said he was with al-Shabab and began shooting.

President Donald Trump leaves the podium after speaking about the partial government shutdown, immigration and border security in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump's shutdown proposal faces uncertain fate in Senate

- Associated Press

President Donald Trump's proposal to reopen the government, with immigration provisions Democrats denounce as inadequate, is headed for Senate action, its prospects uncertain.

FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 9, 2015 file photo, a Libyan honor guard stands at attention during the arrival of U.N. Special Envoy to Libya Bernardino Leon in Tripoli. The work of photographer and video journalist Mohamed Ben Khalifa, who was killed in Libya on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, reflected Libya's post-2011 chaos of rival militias fighting for control as well as the humanitarian tragedy of waves of people fleeing North Africa, the Middle East and sub-Saharan Africa. (AP Photo/Mohamed Ben Khalifa, File)

AP PHOTOS: Slain journalist captured Libya's turmoil

Associated Press

Mohamed Ben Khalifa's work as a photographer and video journalist captured the tragedy of refugee corpses washing ashore on Libya's coastline. In urban centers, he documented ferocious militia warfare.

Walden talks border issues, tax cuts at town hall

Associated Press

Rep. Greg Walden, the only Republican in Oregon's congressional delegation, held his first town hall in Bend in nearly two years to discuss national and local issues facing his 2nd Congressional District.