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AP News - Mar 12, 2015 6:28 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. military and intelligence officials are increasingly pessimistic about the prospects for political reconciliation in Iraq, a key tenet of the Obama administration's strategy to dislodge the Islamic State group and stabilize the c ...more

AP News - Feb 19, 2015 11:45 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the fight against violent extremism, President Barack Obama argues the U.S. has one thing going for it that Europe doesn't: a long tradition of warmly embracing its immigrants, including Muslims.With the Islamic State group ...more

AP News - Feb 18, 2015 6:44 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Muslims in the U.S. and around the world have a responsibility to fight a misconception that terrorist groups like the Islamic State speak for them, President Barack Obama said Wednesday in his most direct remarks yet about any link b ...more

AP News - Feb 16, 2015 3:06 PM

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A grand jury in North Carolina indicted a man Monday on three counts of murder in the shootings of three young Muslims in what authorities have said was a dispute over parking spaces.Television stations WRAL and WTVD reported ...more

AP News - Feb 11, 2015 8:34 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama sends Congress draft war authorization that says Islamic State 'poses grave threat' ...more

AP News - Feb 05, 2015 1:43 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday condemned those who seek to use religion as a rationale for carrying out violence around the world. "No god condones terror," he said."We are summoned to push back against those who would dist ...more

AP News - Jan 30, 2015 6:27 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and the Dalai Lama will be at the National Prayer Breakfast next week in Washington, the first time the two men have been together in nearly a year.While the president and the Tibetan spiritual leader cou ...more

AP News - Jan 21, 2015 11:21 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. called on Myanmar to investigate the killings of two ethnic Kachin teachers, amid allegations by activists the women were raped and murdered by government forces.The bloodied corpses were discovered earlier this week i ...more

AP News - Dec 14, 2014 3:28 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Congregants in African-American churches across the country wore black to Sunday services and prayed over the men in attendance in a symbolic stand against fatal police shootings of unarmed black men.Bishop T.D. Jakes told worshi ...more

AP News - Dec 09, 2014 6:33 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iraq's central government in Baghdad must give up much of its authority to local power centers — and potentially permit the creation of an autonomous Sunni Muslim region — if the nation is to survive the fight against Islamic State mi ...more