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The defense secretary said Iran planned to target the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad but couldn't back up the president's claim about the other locations.
World News
The plane crash killed all 176 people on board, mostly Iranians and Iranian-Canadians.
Politics
The slam follows Trump's boast on Fox News that Saudi Arabia is paying "$1 billion" to some "bank" to get U.S. soldiers.
Politics
New motivation emerges after contradictory Trump administration accounts of "imminent" threats justifying airstrike assassination.

Politics
British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab called Robert Macaire's arrest a "flagrant violation of international law."
Politics
For all the differences between Robert O'Brien and his predecessor, O'Brien ended up signing off on an Iran strike that Bolton long endorsed.
World News
Iran's belated admission of blame has squandered the national unity seen after Qassem Soleimani's assassination.
World News
Iran initially denied that a missile downed the Ukrainian airliner for days.
Politics
Chris Wallace asked who's attacked U.S. intelligence agencies more than the president in recent years.
Politics
"Either Fox News gets higher level briefings than Congress ... or ... wait for it ... there was no such imminent threat," charged Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy.
World News
The head of the Revolutionary Guard's aerospace division said an officer mistook the passenger plane for a cruise missile.
Politics
Trump told Fox News that Iranian militants had planned attacks on four U.S. embassies hours after Secretary Pompeo said the U.S. didn't know when or where there would be attacks.
Culture & Arts
Perfect camel shadows, Australia's bushfires and an Elvis impersonator highlight the week's best images.
Politics
The Georgia Republican posted a five-part Twitter thread apologizing and citing his Iraq War experience.
Politics
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo insisted Friday that despite the lack of specifics, the attacks were really, really imminent.
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Reporters challenge Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on the administration’s assertion that Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani was planning an “imminent” attack on American facilities.
Politics
“I’m not enlisting but YOU should,” Donald Trump Jr. appears to say in the parody posters put up at an Armed Forces Career Center.
World News
What began with a drone attack on Gen. Qassem Soleimani ended with 176 people, including 138 passengers on their way to Canada, dead.
World News
The request comes after Iraqi lawmakers passed a non-binding resolution to oust U.S. troops following a strike that killed top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani.
Politics
The California Democrat lambasted Trump’s “continued saber-rattling" in an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer.