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Tim Howard of the United States gestures during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between Belgium and the United States at Arena Fonte Nova on July 1, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil.

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Tim Howard of the United States gestures during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between Belgium and the United States at Arena Fonte Nova on July 1, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil.

Tim Howard National Airport: ‘We the People’

Updated at 4:50 and 6:50 pm EDT Even Tim Howard couldn’t save Team USA from the Belgian onslaught in Brazil. For all those 16 shots on goal he blocked double-handedly-and-footed, a modern World Cup record, his own national team simply...

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U.S. President Barack Obama exits Marine One on June 17, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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U.S. President Barack Obama exits Marine One on June 17, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Obama’s Choice: ‘Right Thing… When the Public Isn’t With You’

Updated at 2 pm and 5 pm EDT Mid-afternoon at the White House, President Barack Obama sat down with the leaders of both parties of the House and Senate. This sort of parley seldom takes place in the Obama White...

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A sign announcing the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in a window on June 1, 2014 in Hailey, Idaho.

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A sign announcing the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in a window on June 1, 2014 in Hailey, Idaho.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 1,796

That’s how many days passed between Bowe Bergdahl’s capture by the Taliban and his release to U.S. forces in Eastern Afghanistan. Bergdahl, an Army sergeant held by the Taliban since June 30, 2009, was released May 31 as part of...

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A U.S. Air Force A-10 "Warthog" from the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing takes off for a mission into Iraq.

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A U.S. Air Force A-10 "Warthog" from the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing takes off for a mission into Iraq.

Defense Cuts Face Political Bases: Warthog, Spy-Plane Defenders

From Bloomberg Government’s Congress Tracker: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has presented Congress with some unpalatable political decisions in the midst of an election year. His budget proposal for fiscal year 2015 would create some clear political losers. Among them: congressional...

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A closure sign is posted on the national mall near the Capitol in Washington, DC, on October 3, 2013.

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A closure sign is posted on the national mall near the Capitol in Washington, DC, on October 3, 2013.

Shutdown Journal: Week One

Updated Oct. 6  at 9:50 am and 12:34 pm EDT On the first Sunday of the partial government shutdown, think of the talk shows as quote machines. With some ominous quotes at that: Boehner: “We are not going to pass...

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President George W. Bush is pictured observing the path of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans from a window of Air Force One on Aug. 31, 2005.

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President George W. Bush is pictured observing the path of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans from a window of Air Force One on Aug. 31, 2005.

Navy Yard Like Katrina — And Now?

What is it about this photograph the evokes another president’s fly-by photograph? The image made by White House photographer Pete Souza pictures President Barack Obama receiving an update on the Washington Navy Yard shootings from FBI Director James Comey, to the...

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Secretary of State John Kerry, left, accompanied by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Sept. 10, 2013, before the House Armed Services Committee hearing on the proposed authorization to use military force in Syria.

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Secretary of State John Kerry, left, accompanied by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Sept. 10, 2013, before the House Armed Services Committee hearing on the proposed authorization to use military force in Syria.

Kerry: Obama ‘Not Waiting Long’ for Syrian Plan to Relinquish Weapons

Amid talk of a Syrian agreement with Russia to hand over its chemical weapons, Secretary of State John Kerry says the U.S. still must prepare to take action. “It is no exaggeration at all to say… that the world is...

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President Barack Obama boards Air Force One at Stockholm-Arlanda International Airport in Sweden on September 5, 2013 en route to St. Petersburg to attend the G20 summit.

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President Barack Obama boards Air Force One at Stockholm-Arlanda International Airport in Sweden on September 5, 2013 en route to St. Petersburg to attend the G20 summit.

Will Obama Act on His Own in Syria? Word of the U.S. ‘Vital Currency’

Amid growing signs that President Barack Obama may not win the approval from Congress that he is seeking for a military strike against Syria, the increasingly important question is: Will he act on his own? The president and has advisers...

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Republican Senator from Arizona John McCain listens during a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill on September 3, 2013 in Washington.

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Republican Senator from Arizona John McCain listens during a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill on September 3, 2013 in Washington.

McCain: iSee Your Syria, iRaise You

In the field of foreign affairs, experts try to stay one step ahead of the opposition. Sometimes, flush with victory, they can get straight to the matter at hand, though the ever-present wild card has a way of turning a...

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