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U.S. leads in humanitarian funding to Syria




Pakistani Taliban deny responsibility for Boston Marathon bombings

Authorities warned police to be on the lookout for a "darker-skinned or black male" with a foreign accent, while a Saudi student being questioned is said to be a person of interest.


Twin explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon have killed three people and injured over 140 more. The bomb blasts took place nearly three hours into the event; authorities are investigating. Two more explosive devices were found near the site and dismantled. Security is being stepped up in New York City and Washington, D.C., as well as other cities. The FBI considers it a terrorist attack.




Pentagon cancels divisive Distinguished Warfare Medal for cyber ops, drone strikes




Iraqi interpreter picks exile over certain death after 'working for enemy'




With Al Qaeda shattered, US counter-terrorism's future unclear




How North Korea Tipped Its Hand




US feeds Syrians, but secretly




Afghan Interpreters for the US Are Left Stranded and at Risk




Palestinian PM's resignation complicates U.S. plan




Secretary of State Kerry met with Chinese leaders in Beijing about the North Korean nuclear threat; the US and China jointly called for North Korea to "refrain from provocations and to abide by international obligations." Military personnel at Guantanamo clashed with detainees resisting a return to individual cells from communal living conditions. The detainees had covered cameras and windows to prevent observation by guards, and said they do not want Korans if the books will be searched.




US-China Nuclear Silence Leaves a Void




New Details Emerge of US Diplomat's Death in Afghanistan




Syrian Rebels Break With Group Over Qaeda Wing Alliance




Formerly Banned Iranian Group Opens Office Near White House




US intelligence divide on North Korea is exposed




Secretary of State Kerry warned North Korea that going ahead with its threatened missile launch would be a "huge mistake"; he also said a recent intelligence report did not suggest that North Korea had "fully tested, developed" nuclear capabilities. A number of rights groups sent a letter to President Obama questioning the legality and secrecy of the administration's drone program.




Pakistan: Pervez Musharraf admits secret CIA drone deal with US




Intelligence Director James Clapper said Islamist extremist groups have influence beyond their numbers in Syria and are present "in 13 of the 14 provinces." He predicted that sectarian strife will persist even if the Assad regime falls. The US is considering increasing its aid to the Syrian rebels. The Defense Intelligence Agency assessed that North Korea has the capability to launch nuclear missiles but their reliability is doubtful. Penalties were imposed on various entities for evading Iranian sanctions by money laundering.




US reconstruction effort in Afghan provinces is unfinished work