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Abdullah Withdraws from Afghan Election Review

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah pulled his support from the country’s United Nations-led election review Wednesday, arguing it was incapable of identifying the widespread fraud he believes took place. His rival, Ashraf Ghani, removed his observers from the audit later in the day at the request of the U.N. as... more

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Mother of US Reporter in Syria Begs for His Life

BEIRUT - The mother of a hostage American journalist pleaded for his release Wednesday in a video directed at the Islamic State group, while new images emerged of mass killings, including masked militants shooting kneeling men after the capture of a strategic air base in Syria. Shirley Sotloff's plea came as a U.N. commission accused the group,... more

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Strategic Ukraine Town Under Rebel Control

NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine  — The strategically positioned southeastern Ukraine town of Novoazovsk appears firmly under the control of Russia-backed separatists as concerns grow about the opening of a new front in the Ukraine conflict. On Thursday morning, an Associated Press journalist saw rebel checkpoints at the outskirts and was told he could not ... more

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Fatigues to Fabulous Salutes the Runway in NYC

Fatigues to Fabulous, a campaign designed to help women veterans make the transition to civilian life, will kick off New York Fashion Week with a “Salute the Runway” fashion show showcasing fifteen current and former military servicewomen. The event takes place Wednesday, September 3rd in the tents at Lincoln Center. The lineup will include thr... more

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Phone Interview: How to Rock It and Get the Job

As president of Powerhouse Planning LLC, I've heard my fair share of the good, the bad and the ugly in phone interviews. This past week, I was pumped about a phone interview I was going to have with a potential candidate who was also a military spouse. She rocked on paper.  Then she completely "bombed" the phone interview. She was not a b... more

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