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Conservatives say there is evidence that large numbers of noncitizens vote for Democrats, but Democrats say charges of voter fraud amount to "voter suppression." (Associated Press)

Nation's 'voting rolls are a mess,' say longtime fraud watchdogs

President Trump's vow to investigate illegal voting in America has placed the spotlight on a handful of conservative groups that have fought voter fraud in the shadows of more prominent issues such as Obamacare and terrorism. Published January 29, 2017

Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has ignored President Obama's overtures. (Associated Press)

Donald Trump urged to get tough on Iranian rights

A group of Republicans, Democrats and retired military officers has asked President-elect Donald Trump to abandon President's Obama's soft approach to Iran's "brutal repression" and take a stand that puts the U.S. "on the right side of history." Published January 17, 2017

Michael T. Flynn's Senate confirmation hearings last week revealed that Donald Trump may have nominated a team of Cabinet rivals. (Associated Press)

Key nominees diminish Trump's high hopes for Russia ties

National Security Adviser-designate Michael T. Flynn has offered notably different views on Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin, as the retired three-star Army general prepares to become Donald Trump's closest White House adviser on Friday. Published January 15, 2017

Pavel Durov, the Russian who created the free-of-charge app Telegram as a tool for political dissidents, said the developers quickly take down extremist messages and videos, but more are continually filtering through. (Associated Press)

Islamic State using app to broadcast terror instructions, propaganda

The Islamic State's terrorist army in recent weeks has used channels on a popular messaging app to show gruesome killings and to instruct followers on how to attack the U.S. with chemical weapons, despite the app's assertion that it blocks such extremists. Published January 8, 2017

Law enforcement officers work outside the home of Nicholas Young on Aug. 3, 2016, in Fairfax, Virginia. Young, who worked as a Metro police officer, has been charged with helping the Islamic State. (Associated Press)

Islamic State arrests reveal jihadi threat near seat of U.S. government

Law enforcement agencies have arrested nine Northern Virginia residents on charges of aiding the Islamic State since the terrorist group rose to power in Syria and Iraq in 2014 and launched social media propaganda to attract followers, a government message to police states. Published December 26, 2016

In this July 9, 2016, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks at the NATO Summit, in Warsaw, Poland. Obama's foreign policy legacy may be defined as much by what he didn't do as what he did. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz, File)

Obama already set to spend $20B a year to update U.S. nukes

President-elect Donald Trump has stirred up fears of a new arms race in a Twitter message on improving "nuclear capability," but President Obama already has committed to spending as much as $20 billion a year to update the nation's ability to conduct a nuclear war. Published December 23, 2016