Holder Backs Plan to Reduce Drug Sentences for Non-Violent Offenders

Attorney General Eric Holder formally supports new sentencing guidelines that could mean a swifter exit for low-level offenders currently serving time The U.S. Department of Justice formally backed on Tuesday a proposal that would make some drug offenders currently behind bars eligible for a reduced sentence. Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday that prisoners with a non-violent criminal history should […]

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5 American Troops Killed in Afghanistan

A U.S. defense official says five NATO service members who were killed in southern Afghanistan were American. The official insisted on anonymity because he was not authorized to speak on the matter by name. This official referred to earlier statements issued by the international coalition for additional details. The international coalition said Tuesday the service members were killed in an […]

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Poroshenko Sworn In as Ukraine’s President

Ukraine’s new president on Saturday called for dialogue with the country’s east, gripped by a violent separatist insurgency, and for armed groups to lay down their weapons but said he won’t talk with rebels he called “gangsters and killers.” Petro Poroshenko’s inaugural address after taking the oath of office in parliament gave little sign of a quick resolution to the […]

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London Police Release Top Pakistan Politician

London police conditionally released one of Pakistan’s best known politicians Saturday, but said they still are investigating him for alleged money laundering. Altaf Hussain, 60, declared his innocence hours after the exiled leader of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement walked free on police-imposed bail conditions. Police said he must return to their custody next month for renewed questioning. “I respect British […]

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Top Senators Strike Bipartisan VA Reform Deal

Less than a week after VA Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned amid reports of deadly delays for veterans waiting for health care, Sens. John McCain and Bernie Sanders strike an agreement to reform the department. Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) agreed on a framework for a bipartisan veterans’ health bill Thursday, less than a week after Veterans Affairs […]

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Taliban Commander: More Kidnappings to Come After Bergdahl Deal

A Taliban commander close to the negotiations over the release of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl told TIME Thursday that the deal made to secure Bergdahl’s release has made it more appealing for fighters to capture American soldiers and other high-value targets. “It’s better to kidnap one person like Bergdahl than kidnapping hundreds of useless people,” the commander said, speaking […]

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