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Formal Investiture Ceremony Held For Attorney General Loretta Lynch

Obama Goes Legacy-Hunting in Iran, Which Views Him as a Defeated Enemy

The Obama administration’s mad push for an Iranian nuclear deal has Iran throwing all sorts of last-minute spoilers onto the table, knowing that Obama will not, cannot, walk away. The President wants his historic diplomatic achievement, Secretary of State John Kerry is eyeing a Nobel Peace Prize, and there is no way the Obama team would hand its real adversaries–their domestic political opposition–a huge victory by scuttling the Iran deal.

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2 Americans, 1 Briton Gored in 1st Pamplona Bull Run

PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — Two Americans and a Briton were gored and eight others injured Tuesday as thousands of daredevils dashed alongside fighting bulls through the streets of this northern Spanish city on the first bull run of the San

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In the End, Germany, not Greece, Will Be the Loser

Germany is using its size and wealth to compel its Eurozone partners to take a hard line toward Greece, but in the end, Germany has much to lose by forcing the Aegean nation to choose between more austerity and dumping the euro.

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Iran Laughs at Obama: Wants Arms Sanctions Lifted, Too

As the list of Western concessions to the Iranian regime continues to grow, Iran is demanding the lifting of a worldwide arms embargo as a condition of any nuclear deal. Thus far, the U.S. is resisting, but Russia and China have already agreed in part.

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Iran-Backed Terror Plot Foiled in Jordan

An Iraqi-Norwegian dual citizen, who attempted to orchestrate the most disastrous bombing plot in Jordan in over a decade, was set to be tried behind closed doors in a Jordanian court on Monday.

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Women of ISIS Keep Its Sex-Slave System Running

In May, a U.S. special operations mission in Syria killed one of the top money men for ISIS, Abu Sayyaf, and captured his wife Umm Sayyaf. It would have been great to take Abu Sayyaf alive, but it was known at the time that his wife was also a high-value target, and subsequent interrogations have proven her to be a major asset. In fact, Nancy Youssef at the Daily Beast judges Umm Sayyaf to be “the richest human intelligence source to fall into U.S. hands to date.”

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Greek Meltdown Watch: Yanis Varoufakis Resigns as Finance Minister

As Greece breaks apart on the rocky shores of the European Union, the man who did so much to run his nation’s finances aground has decided to call it quits. The New York Times sees the sudden resignation of “combative” Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis as a gesture of “conciliation” between the socialist Syriza government and a thoroughly fed-up European Union, but it might be premature to talk about Greece making peace with its creditors.

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