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A photo of a police leaflet seen in a Sochi hotel on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, shows Ruzanna Ibragimova and states that she is at large in the city of Sochi. Russian security officials are hunting down three potential female suicide bombers, one of whom is believed to be in Sochi, where the Winter Olympics will begin next month. Police leaflets seen by an Associated Press reporter at a central Sochi hotel on Tuesday contain warnings about three potential suicide bombers. Police said that Ruzanna Ibragimova, depicted in a mug shot wearing a pink hijab, was at large in Sochi. (AP Photo/Natalya Vasilyeva)

Sochi Olympics the 'holy grail' for Islamic radical terrorists: think tank

Less than 24 hours after a prominent Washington, D.C. think tank called the Sochi Olympics the "holy grail" for Islamic radical terrorists, the United States and five other nations find themselves trying to discern the seriousness of terror threats deemed "not real" by Russian officials and the International Olympic Committee. Published January 22, 2014

President Barack Obama talks about National Security Agency (NSA)surveillance, Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at the Justice Department in Washington.Seeking to calm a furor over U.S. surveillance, the president called for ending the government's control of phone data from -hundreds of millions of Americans and immediately ordered intelligence agencies to get a secretive court's permission before accessing the records.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama staunchly defends Syria policy, blasts critics' 'magical thinking'

In a recent interview with the New Yorker, President Obama staunchly defended his policy of avoiding deeper U.S. involvement in Syria's civil war and went on to say that the a "profound" schism between Sunni and Shiite Muslim populations in the Middle East makes approaching the region's many conflicts much more complicated. Published January 21, 2014

PHOTO ILLUSTRATION  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) warms up before an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in San Francisco, Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Pelosi loves Kaepernick's tattoos, 'big arms'

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi took a break from discussing job creation Thursday to talk about Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers — more specifically her love for the quarterback's "big arms" and "tattoos." Published January 16, 2014