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Despite the collapse of Iraqi defenses in June, there are still 'extremely capable' units in Iraq that the US 'should not write off,' a top State Department official tells Congress.
Anna Mulrine
Theodore Wafer, of Dearborn Heights, Mich., is charged with second-degree murder for shooting Renisha McBride on his front porch last November. She was unarmed.Mark Guarino
Some of the Monitor's coverage of the 1983 destruction of Korean Air Flight KAL007 by a Soviet fighter jet.Dan Murphy
Russia's Rosneft oil company, facing U.S. sanctions following Russia's seizure of part of neighboring Ukraine, won't be buying part of the huge Point Thomson natural gas field on Alaska's North Slope, Exxon Mobil said Wednesday.Pat Forgey
Two fighter Ukrainian Su-25 fighter jets were shot down today in the vicinity of the MH17 crash. A timeline of incidents.Lydia Tomkiw
Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski got a firsthand look last week at the nation’s ongoing immigration crisis during a trip to Texas she took to see how the federal government is dealing with the 57,000 unaccompanied children from Central America who have been apprehended at the Mexican border since October.Nathaniel Herz
Russia's Rosneft oil company, facing U.S. sanctions following Russia's seizure of part of neighboring Ukraine, won't be buying part of the huge Point Thomson natural gas field on Alaska's North Slope, Exxon Mobil said Wednesday.Pat Forgey
Many leading foreign policy advisers to Putin say that Ukraine is merely an excuse for US-led sanctions, and that Washington is bent on 'regime change' in Russia.Fred Weir
Republican US Senate nominee David Perdue and Democrat Michelle Nunn are political newcomers from politically powerful families, running against the establishment.Patrik Jonsson
Even before a federal appeals court in Virginia sided with the White House, the Justice Department said the D.C. Circuit's decision is 'inconsistent with congressional intent.'David Cook

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