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Alan Gross Will Join Lobby Pushing for Cuba Thaw

An effort to push for greater engagement with Cuba was to launch Monday night, headlined by Alan Gross, the former American government contractor who was jailed in Cuba for five years on espionage charges until his release in December.

Dave Goldberg Fell Off Treadmill at Luxe Mexico Hotel Gym

SurveyMonkey Chief Executive Dave Goldberg died while exercising at a hotel gym in Mexico, a person close to the family said Monday.

Slain Gunman in Anti-Islam Attack Was Longtime Terror Suspect

Police and FBI on Monday searched the Arizona apartment of one of two gunmen shot dead on Sunday after they allegedly opened fire outside a Texas exhibit of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad.

Avigdor Liberman Says No to Benjamin Netanyahu Coalition

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Monday he would not join the new coalition government being formed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, citing disputes over legislation.

Ethiopian Israelis Clash With Police as Anti-Racism Protests Escalate

Israeli mounted police charged hundreds of Ethiopian-Israeli citizens and fired stun grenades on Saturday to try to clear one of the most violent protests in memory in the heart of Tel Aviv.

Madame No Name: Marine Le Pen, leader of the far-right National Front party hasn?t received much attention on her trip to the U.S.

France's Le Pen Says Her Father Should No Longer Speak for Party

Marine Le Pen said on Sunday she no longer wanted her father to speak on behalf of the French far-right National Front party that he founded and she leads, a day before he may be sanctioned by the party for his comments about World War Two.

Republican Squabble in Senate Could Doom Iran Bill

A dispute among Republican senators over changes to an Iran nuclear review bill on Thursday threatened the measure’s chances of being passed by the U.S. Congress, leaving Senate leaders scrambling for a way to advance the legislation.

Traffic Czar: David Wildstein, an operative of Gov. Chris Christie, invokes the Fifth Amendment at a legislative hearing into the so-called Bridgegate scandal.

Chris Christie 'Bridgegate' Ally David Wildstein Will Plead Guilty

A former ally of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is expected to plead guilty on Thursday to criminal charges related to the George Washington Bridge closure scandal, Bloomberg said on Wednesday.

Benjamin Netanyahu Ropes In Ultra-Orthodox Party for Coalition

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signed up his first partners on Wednesday for a new coalition government, a lawmaker and spokeswoman said, putting him on course to lead a heavily right-leaning cabinet.

Bernie Sanders Launches Democratic Presidential Bid

Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, the longest-serving independent member of the U.S. Congress, will announce his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday, Vermont Public Radio reported on Tuesday.