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Sen. Graham: ‘No doubt’ President Obama loves his country

'No Doubt' President Obama Loves His Country, Says Sen. Lindsey GrahamPotential Republican presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham has "no doubt" that President Obama loves his country, refuting comments made by former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani earlier this week. President Obama has divided us more than he’s brought us together and I don’t want to add to that division,” Graham initially said on ABC's "This Week" today, before adding, “I have no doubt that he loves his country.

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UK debates how to stop teenage girls travelling to Syria

School friends Kadiza Sultana, 17, and 15-year-olds Shamima Begum and Amira Abase left their east London homes on Tuesday and flew to Istanbul, raising concerns they would travel on to Syria to join IS jihadists.

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Homeland security chief worried about al Shabaab mall threat

The U.S. homeland security chief said on Sunday he takes seriously an apparent threat by Somali-based Islamist militants against prominent shopping sites in the West including the Mall of America in Minnesota.

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Homeland Security chief: Budget stall muddies response to IS

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, right, is greeted by Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee Vice Chair Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, left, during the committee's session on cybersecurity at the National Governors Association Winter Meeting in Washington, Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. Several Republican governors are urging GOP congressional leaders to stand firm next week in opposing legislation funding the Department of Homeland Security if it doesn't also overturn President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)WASHINGTON (AP) — The possible shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security threatens the Obama administration's efforts to counter the extremist appeal of the Islamic State group within the U.S. and to respond with emergency aid to communities struggling with winter snowstorms, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson warned on Sunday.

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Kerry and Iran’s Zarif to try narrow gaps in nuclear talks

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry reacts during a media briefing at the U.S. Embassy in LondonBy Lesley Wroughton GENEVA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif will try to narrow gaps in another round of nuclear talks in Geneva on Sunday as they press to meet a March 31 deadline for a political framework agreement. Before Kerry's arrival in Geneva, Zarif told Iranian state media that mid-level bilateral talks had produced "good discussions but no agreements", and some differences remained. Some Western countries, the United States in particular, see sanctions as an asset, a lever to exert pressure on Iran. As long as this thinking persists it will be very hard, difficult to reach a settlement." Joining the talks for the first time are U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and Iran's nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi, as well as a close aide and the brother of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Hossein Fereydoon.

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