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Obama to Keep 9,800 Troops in Afghanistan Beyond 2014

President Obama announced Tuesday that he plans to keep 9,800 troops in Afghanistan after this year to train Afghan forces and supporting operations against al Qaeda, a number which he said will be reduced to a "normal embassy presence" in ...

USAID Launches First-Ever Nutrition Strategy

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) made good on a promise to launch its first-ever global nutrition strategy, which it released Thursday at the Chicago Council Global Food Security 2014 event in D.C.

CBC Excoriates 'Despicable' Abduction of Nigerian Schoolgirls

The Congressional Black Caucus lent its voice to the growing global outrage about the abduction of hundreds of girls and young women in Nigeria.

Hundreds Rally to Support Kidnapped Girls

The kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls by Islamist rebels three weeks ago has frayed the nerves, tested the patience and deeply angered Nigerians already weary and increasing nervous over a bloody four-year insurgency.

AKA Sorority Denounces Abductions of Nigerian Girls

The Chicago-based Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority joined Tuesday a worldwide denouncement of the mass abduction of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls by a terrorist group.

TransAfrica President Lee Resigns

TransAfrica President Nicole Lee announced Thursday she will step down after eight years in the position.

Mitchell Participates in Meetings in D.C.

Fred Mitchell, Bahamas Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration, spent a hectic two days in Washington, D.C, this week participating in meetings at the U.S. State Department and with Members of Congress who serve on committees with oversight on matters ...

Facing the Wind: Protecting the Environment through Education and Action

Recent climate changes cannot be explained by natural causes alone.

Facing the Wind: Common Greenhouse Gases

Carbon dioxide is the primary greenhouse gas that is contributing to recent climate change.

African Women in a Changing World

More and more, African leaders are recognizing and acknowledging the challenges women face, and are using the powers of their office and partnering with civil society and other organizations to begin to reverse the varied trials women face.

Obama: 'There Will Be Costs' for Russian Intervention in Ukraine

President Barack Obama, during a brief statement Friday at the White House on the unrest in Ukraine, called for neighboring Russia to pull back military forces in the region, promising that "there will be costs" for any military intervention.

National/International: 2013 in Review

In 2013, the majority of stories focused on President Barack Obama and Tea Party leaders’ inability to reach a budget agreement.

Mandela Lauded at National Cathedral

Those touched and influenced by Rolihlahla Dalibhunga Mandela but unable to travel to South Africa for his state funeral had the opportunity to say goodbye here in Washington, D.C.

Mandela's Legacy Looms Large

Since South African human rights icon Nelson R. Mandela died, a steady stream of people of all shades and ethnicities have been making pilgrimages to the South African embassy on Massachusetts Avenue in Northwest D.C. to pay homage.

Area College Students Honor Mandela

More than 100 students gathered around a flag pole on Howard University’s main quad in Northwest less than an hour after news of Nelson Mandela's death broke on the evening of Thursday, Dec. 5.