Congress comes up with a deal on veterans
Calling it a "cost of war," Republican and Democratic leaders announced a $17 billion compromise bill Monday that would get veterans to a doctor more quickly, hire more medical staff, add dozens of new facilities and cut bonuses at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
House GOP seeks cover with slimmed-down border bill
House Republicans are fashioning a scaled-down bill to address the southern border crisis that would provide less than what Democrats want and include an immigration policy change that most Democrats strongly oppose.
Debt causes security concern
About 83,000 Defense Department employees and contractors with security clearances to protect the nation's secrets have delinquent federal tax debts totaling $730 million, according to an internal government audit.
Westerners in Syria fight top concerns at security forum
Concerns about westerners joining the fight in Syria dominated the annual Aspen National Security Forum with top U.S. government officials equating the threat from the stalemated Syrian civil war to that posed by al Qaeda's Yemen affiliate.
Baghdad bombings claim at least 22 lives
At least 22 people were killed in a suicide-bomber attack at the scene of an earlier bombing in Baghdad, police officials and medical sources told CNN on Tuesday.
Opinion: We're leaving Afghan allies behind to die
Matt Zeller's Afghan translator saved his life by killing two Taliban fighters about to kill him. Translators saved scores of Americans and are now on Taliban hit lists. We are breaking our promise to bring them to the U.S.