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  1. White House security may check tourists blocks away

    Nation

    WASHINGTON — The Secret Service is considering screening tourists and other visitors at checkpoints before they enter the public areas in front of the White House in response to the episode Friday in which a man with a knife managed to get through the front door of the president's home after jumping over the fence …

    Omar Gonzalez, an Iraq war vet, jumped a fence and got into the White House with a knife.
  2. Rockefellers are joining divestment of stocks in fossil fuels

    Nation

    John D. Rockefeller built a vast fortune on oil. Now his heirs are abandoning fossil fuels.

  3. NASA spacecraft arrives to study Mars

    Nation

    NASA's latest Mars spacecraft, Maven, arrived Sunday night to study the mystery of what happened to the planet's air.

  4. Yemen's government, Shiite rebels sign peace deal

    World

    Yemen

    Government, Shiite rebels sign peace deal

  5. U.S. general talks of strategy against ISIS

    World

    ZAGREB, Croatia — The U.S.-led military campaign to retake Iraqi territory held by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria calls for attacking the extremists from several directions simultaneously, and its success depends on getting more Arab help, the top American military officer said Sunday.

    Army Gen. Martin Dempsey says the U.S. wants to attack ISIS from several directions.