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Obama Taps Insider as Secret Service Chief After Being Prodded to Choose an Outsider

Obama was told an outsider was needed to fix the Secret Service. But he picked the ultimate inside man for the job.

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Few in Kiev See Hope in the New Cease-Fire

Will the new cease-fire agreement bring peace to Ukraine? In Kiev, few see grounds for hope.

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In Egypt, Police Are the Real Hooligans

Deaths outside a Cairo soccer stadium are par for the course with Egypt's unreformed and unrepentant police force.

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Libya Reverses a Purge

Two years ago a flawed law barred Qaddafi-era officials from political life. Now some politicians are having second thoughts.

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What Today’s Bloody Attack in Tripoli Means for Libya

If the Islamic State is really behind today's attack on a Tripoli hotel, the leaders of Libya's pro-Islamist faction will find themselves facing some hard choices.

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