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As troops head back to Iraq, private contractors follow

The U.S. government is preparing to boost the number of private contractors in Iraq.

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U.S. support grows for boosting ties with Cuba

American support for lifting the trade embargo appears to be growing, new polling shows.

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FBI: North Korea behind Sony attack

The White House acknowledged that the devastating strike against the Hollywood studio is a matter of national security.

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As U.S. eases hostilities, Cuba faces new challenges

With the U.S. agreeing to restore diplomatic ties, Cuba's communist government may not be able to blame its old Cold War nemesis so readily.

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From joy to outrage, Cuba-Americans greet new U.S. policy

The U.S. will restore diplomatic relations with Cuba for the first time in more than a half century.

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130 killed, mostly children, in Pakistani school attack

Taliban gunmen broke into a school in the bloodiest massacre the country has seen for years.

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Sydney hostage siege ends, gunman killed

Police stormed the café in a dramatic end to a standoff that had dragged on for more than 16 hours.

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Guantanamo 9/11 hearing to focus on FBI infiltration

A U.S. military court hearing for suspects in the 9/11 attacks starts on Monday.

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U.S. launches 20 airstrikes against Islamic State

Since Monday, U.S. forces conducted strikes against the militant group in Syria and Iraq.

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Obama tells Latinos immigration policy won’t hurt them later

The President sought to reassure Latinos that signing up for deportation relief is safe.

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Hagel in Baghdad as U.S. sees momentum against ISIS

The U.S. has expanded its presence against Islamic State militants, four months after starting a campaign of air strikes in Iraq.

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White House: Precautionary measures taken ahead of torture report

The government has taken precautionary measures before releasing a congressional report criticizing CIA interrogation methods.

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Britain’s Prince William and Kate arrive on first trip to NYC

Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate arrived for a whirlwind trip.

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Republicans preparing 2015 immigration legislation

U.S. Republicans plan legislation to strengthen the U.S.-Mexican border and discourage illegal immigration.

(L-R) U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari speak during a meeting prior to a round table session with the global coalition to counter the Islamic State militant group at the NATO headquarters in Brussels.

U.S.-led coalition has weakened Islamic State

The U.S.-led coalition has carried out around 1,000 air strikes so far in Iraq and Syria, but the fight against the militants could last years.

A man purported to be the reclusive leader of the militant Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has made what would be his first public appearance at a mosque in the centre of Iraq's second city, Mosul, according to a video recording posted on the Internet on July 5, 2014, in this still image taken from video.

Lebanon detains wife of Islamic State leader

The Lebanese army detained a wife and daughter of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as they crossed from Syria.

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Military warned of possible ISIS attacks at home

U.S. officials have warned military personnel that Islamic State forces may be planning attacks against them.

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‘The Gambler’ remake turns toward redemption

Mark Wahlberg appears in a scene from "The Gambler."

A different Mark Wahlberg is on view from the scrappy, uninhibited characters he has traditionally played.

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‘Into the Woods’ goes darkly beyond happy ever after

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Wishes are granted, dreams come true, and Cinderella is rescued by her prince, but it is not all happily ever after.