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Saudi's newly appointed King Salman (R) shakes hands with US President Barack Obama at Erga Palace in Riyadh on January 27, 2015.

Senate Overrides Obama Veto of 9/11 Saudi Bill

The Senate acted decisively Wednesday to override President Barack Obama’s veto of Sept. 11 legislation, setting the stage for the contentious bill to become law despite flaws that Obama and top Pentagon officials warn could put U.S. troops and interests at risk.

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How Donald Trump Won the Debate

Frank Luntz utilizes an unusual apparatus to definitively evaluate who won a political debate: He takes a small sample of voters, hooks them up to an electronic device, turns on a TV, and carefully tabulates all the moments when they click “like” and “not like” while a politician speaks.

Maj. Gen. William (Wild Bill) Donovan, (retired) New York attorney who headed the U.S. Office of Strategic Service during World War II, is greeted by Maj. General C. L. Chennault on his arrival in Hong Kong, Jan. 3, 1950. Donovan came to Hong Kong to join Chennault in the latter’s claim to ownership of two Chinese nationalist airlines, CNAC and CATC. From left are: Whiting Willauer, Vice President of Channault’s Civil Air Transport airline, Chennault, Donovan, and a minor official in CAT. (AP Photo)

Gold Medal for WWII’s Office of Strategic Services Veterans Stalls in GOP-led House

“Hundreds of people have been working on this, all of our members have been contacting their members of Congress, it’s been a gargantuan effort,” said Charles T. Pinck, who became the president of the OSS Society in 2002. The bill, HR 3929, was filed Nov. 4 by Rep. Robert Latta (R.-OH) and now has 319 co-sponsors. Senators passed their companion bill Feb. 22 by unanimous consent.

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Study: Children of Divorced Parents More Likely ‘Religiously Unaffiliated’

Results of the study, conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), are consistent with prior research demonstrating that the quality of family stability can have an effect on children’s internalization of religious identity. PRRI finds that 35 percent of Americans raised by divorced parents said they are “religiously unaffiliated,” as opposed to only 23 percent who were raised by married parents.

Barack Obama, Benjamin Netanyau, Shimon Peres

Obama: Peres Was Essence Of Israel Itself

TEL AVIV – President Barack Obama joined statesmen from all over the world in eulogizing former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres, who passed away at the age of 93 on Tuesday night, calling him “the essence of Israel itself.”

Smoke billows following the detonation of explosives placed by Syrian government forces inside a tunnel that was reportedly used by rebels in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on May 19, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GEORGE OURFALIAN (Photo credit should read GEORGE OURFALIAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Syrian Government Launches Aleppo Blitz

Syrian government forces and their allies attacked the opposition-held sector of Aleppo on several fronts on Tuesday, the biggest ground assault yet in a massive new campaign that has destroyed a U.S.-backed ceasefire.

Founder and CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg he walks onto the stage prior to his keynote conference during the first day of the Mobile World Congress 2015 at the Fira Gran Via complex on March 2, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. The annual Mobile World Congress hosts some of the wold's largest communication companies, with many unveiling their latest phones and wearables gadgets. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Facebook Tells U.S. Judge it Takes Terroristic Threats Seriously

Lawyers for Facebook Inc (FB.O) on Tuesday sought to assure a U.S. judge overseeing lawsuits by victims of militant attacks in the Middle East that it took a “zero tolerance” approach to any communications that may promote terrorist threats or activity.