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The U.S. Is Building Its New London Embassy on a Stone-Age Campground

May 30, 2014 Four years ago, a Philadelphia architecture firm won the right to design the new United States Embassy building in London. And in the last year, archaeologists monitoring the construction site have discovered tools, charred remains of campfires, and even animal bones dating back 800,000 years to the Stone Age, LiveScience...

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White House Press Secretary Jay Carney Is Stepping Down

May 30, 2014 Obama announced that Carney will be stepping down as press secretary after three years, and will be replaced by deputy press secretary Josh Earnest. "Jay has become one of my closest friends, and is a great press secretary and a great adviser," the president said. "He's got good judgment. He...

Here's the Man Who Will Replace Shinseki at the VA

May 30, 2014 Calls for the Veterans Affairs secretary to step down amid a growing scandal have been answered: Eric Shinseki will resign. President Obama said Friday that he has accepted the resignation of Shinseki, a four-star general who has been the face of confirmed allegations of health care mismanagement at more than...

Iranian Hackers Target U.S. Military Officials With Elaborate Social Media Scam

May 29, 2014 It was the "most elaborate social-engineering campaign" these security researchers had ever seen. A new report from iSight Partners, a Dallas-based computer-security firm, exposed on Thursday a three-year cyberespionage campaign carried out by Iranian hackers. The digital attacks, which infected about 2,000 U.S. personal computers since 2011, targeted members of...

Here’s Your Primer For The Ukrainian Presidential Election

May 23, 2014 It has been a long five months in Ukraine, and you've probably heard a lot about it. Its president was ousted after violent street protests, Russia took over an entire chunk of its territory, and separatist groups have wreaked havoc in its cities to the east. On Sunday, all of...

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Obama Vows to Hold Veterans Affairs Employees Accountable if Allegations Are True

May 21, 2014 President Obama promised punishment for Veterans Affairs Department employees who are found to be involved in the growing scandal over lengthy wait times for and falsified documents of veterans' medical care. "When I hear allegations of misconduct, any misconduct, whether it's allegations of VA staff covering up long wait times...

What's Going to Happen to the International Space Station?

May 14, 2014 Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Tuesday that, in response to American sanctions imposed after its annexation of Crimea, his country would ban the United States from the International Space Station after 2020. "The Russian segment can exist independently from the American one," he said. "The U.S. one cannot."...

Why the U.S. Needs an Ambassador to the North Pole

May 5, 2014 It sounds like a joke at first. Reps. Jim Sensenbrenner and Rick Larsen introduced a bill last week to establish a U.S. ambassador-at-large for Arctic affairs. In other words, someone to represent the nation at the North Pole. The wisecracks are boundless. Could this create a power struggle with Santa...

Ukraine Crisis Has Triggered Unprecedented Spying From the Sky

May 1, 2014 The level of intel about where Russian troops are or aren't these days is pretty murky. Moscow says not one troop is stationed near eastern Ukraine. Satellite imagery and grainy photographs show otherwise. It's all big mess. Such global-scale uncertainty has led several countries to take to the skies to...

The Number of Measles Cases This Year Is Already Troubling -- and It's Only April

April 25, 2014 In the decade after measles was largely eradicated in the United States in 2000, the number of reported cases of the highly contagious disease hovered around 60 each year. But since 2010, the annual number has shot up to 155, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And...