Biden visit draws U.S., Turkey closer on Syria strategy

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But no firm agreements were made for how to deal with the Islamic State and the Syrian government.

    Afghan mission for U.S. to continue under new authorities

    Afghan mission for U.S. to continue under new authorities

    The American military will have an expanded response to insurgents even after combat mission ends.

    Obama, Holder urge Ferguson protesters to avoid violence

    Obama, Holder urge Ferguson protesters to avoid violence

    As the nation awaits a grand jury’s decision in the Michael Brown case, both issue calls for calm.

    House panel finds no U.S. fault in Benghazi

    House panel finds no U.S. fault in Benghazi

    A Republican-led panel concludes that there was no intelligence failure and that the CIA and the military responded appropriately to the deadly attacks on U.S. facilities in Libya in 2012.

    Intercepted communication prompted the investigation of a U.S. diplomat

    Intercepted communication prompted the investigation of a U.S. diplomat

    Surveillance of a Pakistani official led to suspicions that a former ambassador had passed secrets.

    How much would Jim Webb’s military service help in a White House run?

    How much would Jim Webb’s military service help in a White House run?

    Webb, awarded two Purple Hearts, is widely respected for his valor in Vietnam, earning a Navy Cross and Silver Star while leading a platoon of infantry Marines.

    Paralyzed Special Forces soldier opening rehab center

    Paralyzed Special Forces soldier opening rehab center

    ‘I’ve always been upbeat,’ said Romy Camargo. ‘I think I’ve been depressed three times, and that was when I got released from the hospital.’

    NSA chief: Foreign powers penetrating U.S. infrastructure

    NSA chief: Foreign powers penetrating U.S. infrastructure

    Adm. Michael S. Rogers warns that the stolen information could be used to launch cyberattacks.

    NSA Secrets

    FILE - This June 6, 213 file photo shows the sign outside the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. The NSA has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since Congress granted the intelligence agency broad new powers in 2008, The Washington Post reports. In one case, telephone calls from Washington were intercepted when the city's area code was confused with the dialing code for Egypt.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

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    Amid renewed fear of terrorism, NSA reform bill blocked

    GOP advocates for the agency and others appealed to renewed terrorist fears in move to block Senate debate.

    Bill on surveillance reform fails to advance in Senate

    Bill on surveillance reform fails to advance in Senate

    The legislation would put limits on the so-called bulk collection of Americans’ records by the NSA.

    With killings in Jerusalem, prospect of talks dims further

    With killings in Jerusalem, prospect of talks dims further

    Analysts say there is little diplomats can do to get the parties back to the negotiating table any time soon.

    Ex-SEALs see double-standard with bin Laden disclosure

    Ex-SEALs see double-standard with bin Laden disclosure

    Shooter Robert O’Neill’s defenders point to the private battles some elite troops face adjusting to civilian life.