There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but security forces have struggled for years against an Islamic State affiliate based in the Sinai Peninsula that has killed hundreds in an insurgency against the government of President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi.
The president returned to his attempts to pressure the National Football League on Twitter to punish players who kneel during the national anthem.
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Even if former national security adviser Michael Flynn has begun discussions with special counsel Robert Mueller's office, there is no guarantee he will ultimately reach a deal with prosecutors.
Gene Gibbons has prevailed by finding the weak point in a department’s case. (Scott McIntyre for The Washington Post)
Gene Gibbons has prevailed by finding the weak point in a department’s case. (Scott McIntyre for The Washington Post)
Gene Gibbons, who represents officers in job appeals on behalf of police unions across Florida, has over the past eight years won reinstatement for more than 22 fired officers, often returning them to work over the objections of police chiefs who say they are unfit for duty.
Concerns have escalated following an ambush last month by Islamist militants that killed four U.S. and five Nigerien soldiers in a village along the Niger-Mali border. And local leaders say unemployment is rising in the area, boosting crime and creating opportunities for Islamist militants to exploit the disaffected.
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Authorities said there were no indications of shots fired but ordered people to remain sheltered in the Oxford Street shopping area.
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Recent actions could ultimately lower out-of-pocket drug prices for some. But there's one part of the health-care system so far being spared any real pain: the drug companies themselves.
National governing bodies are inconsistent on whether to publicly name those disciplined for misconduct.
The shift gives Chancellor Angela Merkel a potential path out of a crisis that’s been called the worst of her 12-year tenure.
A South African court called the Olympic athlete's original sentence “shockingly lenient" in the 2013 killing of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
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