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Republicans and Democrats trade blame, but Congress does not meet on Sunday, hours before shutdown deadline.
Bill to fund government operations from October 1 to November 15 passed and sent to House of Representatives.
Newly declassified documents show NSA spied on the civil rights icon, boxer Muhammad Ali and other Vietnam war critics.
Twelve years after the 9/11 attacks, many prisoners of the "War on Terror" remain in legal limbo.
Despite Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria, the idea of American exceptionalism remains embedded in the US psyche.
Paul Rosenberg discusses Syria, the US, and historical parallels with Vietnam with historian Robert Mann.
Russian president says he has confidence stockpiles will be removed, but he cannot guarantee its success.
Syrian president tells US TV channel that task will cost $1bn, as he again denies involvement in August chemical attack.
"In the last 3 years, Border Patrol agents have killed 6 Mexican citizens on their native soil by firing across the border... U.S. courts have rejected claims made by victims’ families, asserting that Mexican citizens do not have the same constit www.aljazeera.com
What happens when US Border Patrol agents shoot across international lines, killing Mexicans in their own country?
Russia and US agree fast-track plan to eliminate stockpiles from war-torn country.
Dismissing threat from Syria, many Israelis would rather keep Iran in the international community's cross hairs.
Decision aimed at "removing grounds for US aggression" as support grows for putting arms under international scrutiny.
Peter Singer: A moral case for intervention? - The controversial philosopher shares his views on the use of chemical weapons and a military strike on Syria. www.aljazeera.com
The controversial philosopher shares his views on the use of chemical weapons and a military strike on Syria.
Officials at a hearing dismissed "baseless rumours" that troops mutilated bodies of Iraqi fighters after a 2004 battle.
Blaze has forced scores of tourists to flee during peak season, causing a state of emergency to be declared.
Syria isn't Iraq, but the similarities outweigh the differences - Opinion - Al Jazeera English www.aljazeera.com
The US public has a firmer grasp of history than does Washington's elites.
Muslim Brotherhood temporarily appoints new spiritual leader after authorities arrest Mohamed Badie in Cairo.
At least 24 people killed in Borno state during botched attempt to arrest members of armed rebel group, officials say.
Dino Bouterse has plead not guilty in a federal court in New York to accusations that he conspired to smuggle cocaine.
John Kerry sells a war that Americans aren't buying - Opinion - Al Jazeera English www.aljazeera.com
If Congress approves military action in Syria, they will fail to represent the people who elected them.