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Russia Says Future Use of Iran Air Base Depends on Syria Circumstances

By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin DUBAI, Aug 22 (Reuters) – The Russian military said on Monday its aircraft operating from an Iranian air base to conduct strikes in Syria had completed their tasks, but left open the possibility of using the Hamadan base again if circumstances warranted. Iran’s Foreign Ministry said Russia had stopped using the base

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Judge Orders State Department to Review 14,900 Clinton Emails

By Ginger Gibson and Arshad Mohammed WASHINGTON, Aug 22 – A judge ordered the U.S. State Department on Monday to review for possible release 14,900 of Hillary Clinton’s emails and attachments that the FBI found when investigating her use of a private email server as secretary of state. The judge also scheduled a Sept. 23

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Republican National Security Experts: Trump Would Be ‘Dangerous’ President

By Jonathan Landay WASHINGTON, Aug 8 – Fifty prominent Republican national security officials, including a former CIA director, on Monday called party nominee Donald Trump unqualified to lead the country and said he would be “the most reckless president in American history.” The statement was the latest repudiation of Trump’s candidacy by veteran Republican national

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Trump Rebuts Criticism by Army Father at Democratic Convention

By Grant Smith NEW YORK, July 31 – Donald Trump rejected criticism from the father of a soldier killed in Iraq who said the Republican presidential nominee had “sacrificed nothing and no one” and questioned whether the mother was allowed to speak during the couple’s appearance at the Democratic convention. “I think I’ve made a

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Father of Muslim American Captain Who Died in Iraq War Confronts Donald Trump

PHILADELPHIA, July 29 – In the biggest speech of her quarter century in politics, Clinton on Thursday accepted the Democratic presidential nomination for the Nov. 8 election with a promise to make the United States a country that worked for everyone. On the last night of the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Khizr Khan, a Muslim whose

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Obama Urges Americans to Get Behind Clinton, Slams Trump

By Jeff Mason and Alana Wise PHILADELPHIA, July 28 – President Barack Obama painted an optimistic picture of America’s future and offered full-throated support for Hillary Clinton’s bid to defeat Republican Donald Trump in a speech that electrified the Democratic National Convention. He urged Democrats to enable Clinton to finish the job he started with

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American Muslims See Trump Rhetoric Fueling Prejudice, Hate Incidents

By Yara Bayoum WASHINGTON, June 20 – About three months ago, Sarah Ibrahim’s son came home from his fourth-grade class at a Maryland school with a disturbing question. “Will I have time to say goodbye to you before you’re deported?” he said, according to Ibrahim, a Muslim Arab American who works at a federal government

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Former Los Angeles Mayor Starts Anti-Trump Campaign

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 1 – Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said on Wednesday he had formed a political action committee and started raising money to help fight Donald Trump’s Republican presidential campaign in key states with large Latino immigrant populations. “I’m focusing all my efforts from now to November on stopping Trump,” Villaraigosa said

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Hackers Target Presidential Campaigns: U.S. Spy Chief

By Dustin Volz and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON, May 18 – U.S. presidential campaigns face threats from hackers bent on espionage and other activity more nefarious than mere political mischief, the office of U.S. National Intelligence Director James Clapper said on Wednesday, but did not provide details on specific intrusions. “We’re aware that campaigns and related

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