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A U.S. soldier from the 2nd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment walks past an Ashura banner picturing Imam Hussein as they patrol along a Shiite neighbourhood in Baghdad, on January 18, 2008.

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A U.S. soldier from the 2nd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment walks past an Ashura banner picturing Imam Hussein as they patrol along a Shiite neighbourhood in Baghdad, on January 18, 2008.

Democrats Ready for Syrian Strike, Republicans Reluctant: Tables Turned

Sen. Dick Durbin, who later served as a mentor to Sen. Barack Obama, was one of many Democrats who voted against the U.S. going to war in Iraq. The vote in the Senate, on Oct. 11, 2002, was 77-23. Only...

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President Barack Obama nominates Senator John Kerry for the next secretary of state on Dec. 21, 2012.

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President Barack Obama nominates Senator John Kerry for the next secretary of state on Dec. 21, 2012.

Nominee Kerry Before Chairman Kerry’s Committee

John Kerry, President Barack Obama’s choice for Secretary of State, will appear today at a confirmation hearing before the Foreign Relations Committee, the panel the Massachusetts Democrat leads. It would be quite the sight to see chairman Kerry question nominee Kerry,...

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People arrive on a school bus at Newtown High School for a memorial vigil attended by President Barack Obama for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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People arrive on a school bus at Newtown High School for a memorial vigil attended by President Barack Obama for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Washington Daybook: Newtown Response

President Barack Obama will assign Vice President Joe Biden to lead efforts to find ways to curb gun violence after the Dec. 14 massacre at a Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school, according to a White House official. Obama will make a...

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