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    Ft. Hood terrorist wants to join ISIS

    Nidal Hasan, the U.S. Army psychiatrist convicted of killing 13 people at Fort Hood, has written a leader of the Islamic State requesting citizenship, Fox News reported. Fox said it obtained a copy of Hasan's letter to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi from unnamed sources. "I formally and humbly request to be m ... Read More

    Judge dismisses lawsuit challenging Cochran win

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- A Mississippi judge dismissed a lawsuit Friday that seeks to overturn six-term Sen. Thad Cochran's victory in a Republican primary runoff, but the losing candidate in the prolonged election fight could still appeal the decision to the state Supreme Court. Judge Hollis McGehee ... Read More

    Mexico clamps down on illegal aliens crossing their territory

    CHAHUITES, Mexico (AP) -- Mexico's largest crackdown in decades on illegal migration has decreased the flow of Central Americans trying to reach the United States, and has dramatically cut the number of child migrants and families, according to officials and eyewitness accounts along the perilous ro ... Read More

    Black Lawyers for Justice file $40M police brutality lawsuit

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed Thursday alleges that police in Ferguson and St. Louis County used excessive force and falsely arrested innocent bystanders amid attempts to quell widespread unrest after the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The five plaintiffs in the suit in St. ... Read More

    Feds sue Minn city over rejection of Islamic center

    The federal government on Wednesday sued the small north-metro city of St. Anthony, contending that its City Council violated federal law in 2012 by rejecting a proposed Islamic center. The lawsuit sprang from a controversy that echoes those that have flared in many U.S. cities when Muslims have sou ... Read More

    UK raises terror threat to severe level

    The terror threat level has been raised from substantial to severe, Home Secretary Theresa May has said. This means an attack is deemed to be "highly likely", but there is no intelligence to suggest one is is imminent. Ms May said: "The increase in the threat level is related to developments in Syri ... Read More

    Obama chooses two trips to NYC instead of overnight stay

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is interrupting a weekend trip to return to the White House. The White House says Obama has changed his plans for Friday and will return to Washington late in the evening after fundraisers in Rhode Island and New York. He had planned to spend the night in Ne ... Read More

    Obama on ISIL: 'We don't have a strategy yet'

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama played down the prospect of imminent U.S. military action in Syria on Thursday, saying "we don't have a strategy yet" for degrading the violent militant group seeking to establish a caliphate in the Middle East. The president spoke shortly before convening a ... Read More

    Jihad: America's homegrown terrorists

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two high school buddies who loved to shoot hoops and crack jokes with their friends both converted to Islam in early adulthood and were somehow recruited by terror groups to leave the United States and die for jihadist causes on separate continents. It wasn't immediately clear how ... Read More

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