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President Obama outlined plans Monday to bolster U.S. Special Operations forces in Syria, raising their number to as many as 300 troops in a move he said was needed to keep pressure on the Islamic State. The president noted gains made by the current 50 special operators in...
Charles Koch says he won’t “put a penny” into trying to stop Donald Trump , that there are “terrible role models” among the remaining Republican presidential candidates , and that his massive political network may decide to sit out of the presidential race entirely. "These...
Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey said on Thursday the agency paid more to get into the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters than he will make in the remaining seven years and four months he has in his job. According to figures from the FBI and the U.S...
Donald J. Trump ’s newly installed campaign chief sought to assure members of the Republican National Committee on Thursday night that Mr. Trump recognized the need to reshape his persona and that his campaign would begin working with the political establishment that he has...
North Texas school district has uncovered errors in the scoring of some state-mandated exams, and school leaders are now paying nearly $50,000 to double-check thousands of test results. Lewisville district leaders are questioning the accuracy and validity of the scoring of high...
A mid rising drug and health care costs and roiling market dynamics, the spokesperson for the nation’s health insurers is predicting substantial increases next year in Obamacare premiums and related costs. Without venturing a specific percentage increase, Marilyn Tavenner, the...
The pastor involved in a legal fight with Whole Foods Market over a cake with an anti-gay slur written on it also faces a separate lawsuit that accuses him of defaulting on about $28,000 in student loans. Jordan Brown, a gay pastor at the Church of Open Doors in Austin, filed a...
The "World's Meanest Mom" is selling her 15-year-old daughter's truck on Craigslist to teach her a lesson. Amy Adams writes in the Craigslist ad, which was posted Tuesday, the reason she's selling the truck -- or what she calls "every teenage kid's dream vehicle" is because her...
Donald Trump , after notching a big win in New York, is planning to roll out significant changes in his campaign, including giving a policy speech on foreign affairs and using teleprompters and a speechwriter. He and his newly recast team also are pledging to do more outreach to...