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Jeb Bush is cleaning up a mess he helped create. It’s a distraction from what he’d rather be doing, which is building an “aura of inevitability” around his soon-to-be presidential campaign. He’s spent the past week distancing himself from the speech that one of his foreign policy advisers, former secretary of State James Baker, delivered to the annual meeting of J Street, the liberal fringe group that pushes tough policies against Israel.

Syria Has OKed Three of 33 U.N. Aid Access Requests in 2015

Children receive oxygen in rebel-held village attacked with poisonous chlorine gas / AP

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The Syrian government has only allowed the United Nations to deliver aid to three of the 33 sites it has requested access to this year, aid chief Valerie Amos said on Thursday as she urged the U.N. Security Council to take “concrete steps.”

Cutting Losses on Iran Nuclear Deal, Israel Eyes Small Print

Israeli PM Netanyahu speaks during a ceremony at President Rivlin's residence in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM/PARIS (Reuters) – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has begun to signal that Israel could resign itself to an Iranian nuclear deal that would leave its enemy with some uranium enrichment capability, a compromise he has long opposed.

U.S. Former War Prisoner Bergdahl Faces Desertion Charges

U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Berghdal is pictured in handout photo provided by U.S. Army

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, a former Taliban prisoner in Afghanistan who was released last summer as part of a controversial prisoner exchange, has been charged with desertion and misbehavior, his attorney said on Wednesday.

Iran Insists on Lifting All Sanctions in Any Nuclear Deal

Iran's Foreign Minister Zarif departs his hotel to return to Iran following days of negotiations with United States Secretary of State Kerry over Iran's nuclear program

DUBAI (Reuters) – Any deal over Iran’s nuclear program must involve the immediate lifting of all sanctions, Iran’s foreign minister said on Wednesday, showing no sign of compromise on a major hurdle in world power negotiations.

Courageous Students Win Right to Love America and Dance

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Students at Lexington High School in Massachusetts will be able to hold an “American Pride” dance despite initial objections from school administrators over what they viewed as an exclusionary theme. “We’re supporting that student decision,” Lexington High School Principal Laura Lasa told Fox News. “We’re going forward with supporting their theme of American Pride.”

U.N. Watchdog Says Progress Limited on Iran Nuclear Inquiry

IAEA Director General Amano leaves a news conference after a board of governors meeting at the IAEA headquarters in Vienna

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.N. atomic watchdog has had limited progress in its inquiry into possible military dimensions of Iran’s nuclear activities, the agency’s chief said on Monday, days ahead of an approaching deadline for a framework deal between Iran and world powers over the disputed program.

Obama Admin Threatens U.S. Allies for Disagreeing with Iran Nuke Deal

From left, German Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius talk after Hammond made a statement about their meeting regarding recent negotiations with Iran over Iran's nuclear program in London, England, Saturday, March 21

LAUSANNE, Switzerland—Efforts by the Obama administration to stem criticism of its diplomacy with Iran have included threats to nations involved in the talks, including U.S. allies, according to Western sources familiar with White House efforts to quell fears it will permit Iran to retain aspects of its nuclear weapons program. A series of conversations between …

Review: ‘It Follows’

It Follows

It Follows is the best throwback to ’80s slasher flicks since the Me Decade ended. Eschewing the self-aware humor of Scream and Cabin in the Woods and skipping the camp qualities that marred so many of the reboots and re-imaginings and homages of recent years, It Follows embraces the horrifying nature of unstoppable, implacable evil.

Two Suits Challenge FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules

Tom Wheeler, chairman of the FCC / AP

Two lawsuits were filed this week challenging the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules, under which internet service providers will be regulated in the same manner as traditional telephone companies, which were adopted last month amid criticism of their feasibility and the circumstances surrounding their adoption.

Military Gears Up for Space Warfare

Chinese anti-satellite missile / V1CN News

Pentagon, military, and intelligence officials outlined plans on Wednesday for warfare in space and warned China not to attack U.S. satellites in any future conflict.

“The threats are real, they’re technologically advanced and they’re a concern,” said Air Force Lt. Gen. John “Jay” Raymond, commander of the Joint Functional Component Command for Space, in testimony before a House subcommittee. “We are quickly approaching the point where every satellite in every orbit can be threatened.”

Obama Admin Threatens U.S. Allies for Disagreeing with Iran Nuke Deal

From left, German Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius talk after Hammond made a statement about their meeting regarding recent negotiations with Iran over Iran's nuclear program in London, England, Saturday, March 21

LAUSANNE, Switzerland—Efforts by the Obama administration to stem criticism of its diplomacy with Iran have included threats to nations involved in the talks, including U.S. allies, according to Western sources familiar with White House efforts to quell fears it will permit Iran to retain aspects of its nuclear weapons program. A series of conversations between …

Review: ‘It Follows’

It Follows

It Follows is the best throwback to ’80s slasher flicks since the Me Decade ended. Eschewing the self-aware humor of Scream and Cabin in the Woods and skipping the camp qualities that marred so many of the reboots and re-imaginings and homages of recent years, It Follows embraces the horrifying nature of unstoppable, implacable evil.

Syria Has OKed Three of 33 U.N. Aid Access Requests in 2015

Children receive oxygen in rebel-held village attacked with poisonous chlorine gas / AP

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The Syrian government has only allowed the United Nations to deliver aid to three of the 33 sites it has requested access to this year, aid chief Valerie Amos said on Thursday as she urged the U.N. Security Council to take “concrete steps.”

Cutting Losses on Iran Nuclear Deal, Israel Eyes Small Print

Israeli PM Netanyahu speaks during a ceremony at President Rivlin's residence in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM/PARIS (Reuters) – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has begun to signal that Israel could resign itself to an Iranian nuclear deal that would leave its enemy with some uranium enrichment capability, a compromise he has long opposed.