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First Lady Defends 'American Sniper' at Veterans Event

In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Kyle Gallner, left, and Bradley Cooper appear in a scene from "American Sniper."

NEW YORK — First lady Michelle Obama urged Hollywood to give a more accurate portrayal of veterans and defended the Oscar-nominated "American Sniper," which has received criticism for its depiction of war. Bradley Cooper, who is nominated for best actor for his portrayal of the late Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, joined Obama and media heavyweigh... more

White House Grapples with Fraught Terrorism Language

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WASHINGTON — Twice this month, the White House has publicly grappled with the politically fraught language of terrorism. In the days after a deadly terror spree in Paris, President Barack Obama was criticized for purposely avoiding calling the attacks an example of "Islamic extremism," settling for the more generic "violent extremism." This wee... more

Fighters Scrambled From Scots Base to Deter Russian Bombers

A Russian Tu-95 Bear long-range bomber aircraft. U.S. Navy photo

Typhoon fighters from Scotland were scrambled to intercept two Russian long-range Bear bombers which had flown close to U.K. airspace, the Ministry of Defence has revealed. The Russian planes were detected over the Channel just south of Bournemouth on Wednesday and Typhoons were launched as part of a Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) from Royal Air Fo... more

Graham: Taliban Detainees Have Communicated With Haqqani

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. Susan Walsh/AP

WASHINGTON -- A U.S. Republican senator and frequent Mideast traveler said Thursday that the Taliban detainees released from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have been in touch with members of the al-Qaida linked Haqqani network, yet all five still are being monitored in Qatar. The Pentagon said Thursday that it is working wit... more

Is Leasing Your Best Option?


Most car buyers are familiar with the process of buying a new vehicle. However, most people are clueless when it comes to leasing a new car. The following will help you compare leasing and buying to help determine which meets your needs. Leasing offers an attractive alternative for people who like to drive a newer car for a lower monthly paymen... more

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