Jackie Northam

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U.S. Confirms It Is Supporting Saudi Military Operations In Yemen

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Update at 2 a.m. ET Thursday: U.S. Confirms It Is Supporting Saudi Military Operations

In a statement late Wednesday night, National Security Council spokesperson Bernadette Meehan said:

"In support of [Gulf Cooperation Council] actions to defend against Houthi violence, President Obama has authorized the provision of logistical and intelligence ...

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Russia Loses Bid To Deny Benefits To Spouses Of Gay U.N. Staff

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The United Nations has approved a plan to give family benefits to the spouses of same-sex employees if they are legally married.

Russia had led an effort to derail the plan, which was announced by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in July. But the U.N. General Assembly budget committee voted ...

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U.S. Providing Reconnaissance Flights Over Booby-Trapped Tikrit

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The U.S. is providing surveillance flights over the besieged Iraqi city of Tikrit, where militants from the self-proclaimed Islamic State remain holed up, protected by a defensive network of explosives and snipers.

NPR's Alice Fordman reports that a senior military official from the U.S.-led coalition against the militants, also known ...

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U.S. Withdraws Remaining Personnel From Volatile Yemen

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The decision to evacuate will have an impact on counter-terrorism operations in an al-Qaida stronghold, and also in an area where the self proclaimed Islamic State is starting to get a toehold.

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Nation's Oldest Female Veteran Dies At 108

Friday, March 20, 2015

Updated at 2:30 p.m. ET.

Lucy Coffey, the nation's oldest female military veteran, has died at the age of 108. She died Thursday in her sleep at her home in San Antonio, Texas. Her friend, Queta Marquez, a veterans' service officer, says Coffey had been sick for about a week ...

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Prices For Chanel Handbags To Rise In Europe, Lower In Asia

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Chanel says it is aligning the cost of its handbags worldwide. The move reacts to the depreciating euro and aims to stop people from buying up the classic bags to sell at a profit in other countries.

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Britain Unveils A New 1-Pound Coin

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Royal Mint in the U.K. has unveiled a new 1-pound coin that it says will be the world's most counterfeit-proof coin.

The 12-sided coin, which is set to be released by 2017, will still feature a likeness of Queen Elizabeth II on one side. But the "tails side" ...

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Protesters, Police Clash At Opening Of European Central Bank Headquarters

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Anti-capitalist demonstrators and police battled Wednesday outside the European Central Bank's new headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany. Police cars were set on fire and nearby streets were blockaded with burning tires while a ceremony got underway inside to inaugurate the $1 billion-plus building.

Reuters news agency says more than 90 ...

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Gunmen Storm Tunisian Museum In Deadly Attack

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Updated at 11:30 a.m. ET.

Tunisia's prime minister says at least 21 people were killed Wednesday after gunmen stormed the National Bardo Museum in the capital city, Tunis. Seventeen foreign tourists from Italy, Germany, Poland and Spain were among the dead, according to Prime Minister Habib Essid.

Two gunmen also ...

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European Allies Defy U.S. In Joining China-Led Development Bank

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Four key European allies have broken ranks with the U.S. to join a major new development bank created by China. Germany, France, and Italy today agreed to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. Last week, the U.K., one of America's staunchest allies, became the first Western nation to join the ...

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France, Germany, Italy Defy U.S. In Joining China-Led Development Bank

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The three nations said they would join the fledging Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, which is largely funded by China. But the U.S. sees the new bank as a rival to the World Bank.

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U.S. Returns Dozens Of Looted Artifacts To Iraq

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The U.S. returned dozens of artifacts to the Iraqi government Monday. The cultural treasures, some dating back more than 4,000 years, were looted from Iraq and smuggled into the United States.

Perhaps the most spectacular item on display at a handover ceremony at the Iraqi Embassy in Washington, D.C., is ...

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U.S. Returns Dozens Of Artifacts To Iraqi Government

Monday, March 16, 2015

The U.S. handed over dozens of antiquities to the government of Iraq Monday. The cultural treasures, including a limestone head of the Assyrian King Sargon II, were looted from Iraq a...

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Ringling Bros. Circus To Phase Out Elephants By 2018

Thursday, March 05, 2015

The parent company of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus says it will stop using elephants in shows by 2018. Members of the public have voiced concerns about how the animals are treated.

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U.K. Government Selling Its Share Of Eurostar

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

The British government says it is selling its stake in Eurostar, the high-speed rail service linking London to Paris and Brussels. The government is selling its full 40 percent stake in the company to a group of international investors for $1.1 billion.

The move is part of an effort by ...

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Putin Speaks About The Killing Of Kremlin Critic Boris Nemtsov

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin has for the first time spoken publicly about the killing of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, calling his death a shameful tragedy. Nemtsov, a former deputy prime minister who became a major opposition figure, was shot four times in the back Friday as he was walking near ...

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Indian State Bans The Slaughter, Sale And Consumption Of Beef

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Eating a steak dinner in Mumbai nowadays could land you in prison for up to five years and cost you more than $150 in fines.

Indian President Pranab Mukherjee approved a bill Tuesday that strictly bans the slaughter of cows, along with the sale, consumption or even possession of beef ...

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Riddle Of Mysterious Tunnel Solved, Toronto Police Say

Monday, March 02, 2015

Police in Toronto say they have solved the riddle of a mysterious tunnel discovered near a venue for the upcoming Pan American and Parapan American Games.

Maybe.

Police say two men told investigators that they built the tunnel for "personal reasons." Police verified their account, deemed there was no criminal ...

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Netanyahu To Preview Speech To Congress Before AIPAC Conference

Monday, March 02, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in Washington, D.C, where he is expected to give a contentious speech before Congress on Tuesday. He appears before a powerful pro-Israeli lobby on Monday.

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The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, Longtime President Of Notre Dame University, Dies

Friday, February 27, 2015

The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, a former president of the University of Notre Dame who tangled with the Nixon administration, died late Thursday. He was 97.

For those who knew him, Hesburgh was simply Father Ted. But make no mistake, he was a highly influential priest who moved among presidents ...

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