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Anti-Clinton crowd looks left to Sanders

By The Washington Post 12:27 p.m.
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley, candidates vying to be the chief challenger to Hillary Rodham Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination, crisscrossed Iowa over the past few days, stopping in some of the same cities and marching in small-town Fourth of July parades. During his swing, ...

Pentagon leery of Russia’s ‘hybrid warfare’

By The Washington Post
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is increasingly concerned about how to combat “hybrid warfare,” the combination of stealth invasion, local proxy forces and international propaganda that Russia used to annex Crimea and destabilize eastern Ukraine, U.S. officials said. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, ...

Some Texans fear military training mission has ulterior motives at Obama’s direction

By The Washington Post
BASTROP, Texas — The office of the Bastrop County Republican Party is in an old lumber mill on Main Street with peeling brown paint and a sign out front that captures the party’s feelings about the Obama administration: “WISE UP ...

Volunteers key in marine rescues

By The Washington Post
OCEAN CITY, Md. — Chuck Erbe knew dinner was over as soon as he saw the number on his ringing cellphone. There was a baby ...

Obama’s planned trip to Ethiopia riles some emigres

By The Washington Post
WASHINGTON — When Barack Obama entered the White House, many Ethiopian immigrants cheered. But now that Obama will soon visit Ethiopia, many are up in arms. Their concern is that his trip this month — the first by a sitting American ...

Arizona prison says 700 inmates again ‘refusing to comply’

By The Associated Press
KINGMAN, Ariz. — A third disturbance within four days broke out Saturday in a private prison in Kingman, authorities said. Units with the Arizona Department of Public Safety and the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office were helping the Department of Corrections ...

66 riders safely evacuated as 400-foot Ferris wheel stops in Florida

By The Associated Press
ORLANDO, Fla. — The largest Ferris wheel on the East Coast reopened Saturday, one day after 66 riders were stranded on The Orlando Eye and ...

After years in obscurity, Medal of Honor recipient to be reburied with military honors

By The Los Angeles Times
SAN DIEGO — After nearly a century in obscurity and lack of recognition, the remains of a Medal of Honor recipient will be transferred to ...

After year of Washington legal pot sales, taxes top $70M

By The Associated Press
SEATTLE — Washington began its second-in-the-nation legal marijuana market with just a handful of stores selling high-priced pot to long lines of customers. A year later, the state has about 160 shops open, tax revenues have soared past expectations, and ...

Washington’s wildfire season gets off to an early, unprecedented start

By The Los Angeles Times
WENATCHEE, Wash. — The Sleepy Hollow fire raced down the crisp Sage Hills straight toward the Broadview neighborhood in the apple capital of the world. Flames shot high into the night, torching 29 homes and causing hundreds of people to ...

Believers at S.C. church acknowledge pain, anger challenge their tenets

By The Associated Press
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Under an outdoor tent a few blocks from Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Sharon Simmons paused while cleaning up from the previous night’s revival to ponder the idea of forgiving the white man accused of killing nine ...

World News

Draft accords of sanctions relief at Iran nuclear talks in hand

By The Associated Press 12:27 p.m.
VIENNA — World powers and Iran have drawn up a draft document on the pace and timing of sanctions relief for the Islamic  republic in ...

Middle East

Egypt foiled extremist ‘state’ in Sinai, president says

By The Associated Press
CAIRO — President Abdel-Fatah al-Sisi, wearing battle dress for the first time in more than a year, said Saturday that Egypt had foiled an attempt by the Islamic State group to seize territory and set up an extremist state with ...

Betsy Hiel

Morsy death sentence ruling spurs ire; Muslim Brotherhood calls for protests

By Betsy Hiel
CAIRO — Followers of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood called for protests to be staged nationwide and abroad on Friday in response to a criminal court upholding ...