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Americans warier of US government surveillance: AP-NORC poll

As the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks approaches, Americans increasingly balk at intrusive government surveillance in the name of national security, and only about a third believe that the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were worth fighting, according to a new poll.

US troops in Syria attacked after airstrikes on militias

Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby says the militias were using the facilities to launch unmanned aerial vehicle attacks against U.S. troops in Iraq.

Pope, top Iraq Shiite cleric deliver message of coexistence

Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani said religious authorities have a role in protecting Iraq’s Christians, and that they should live in peace and enjoy the same rights as other Iraqis.

Pentagon: US contractor dies in rocket attack at Iraq base

The Pentagon says a U.S. contractor died when at least 10 rockets slammed into an air base housing U.S. and other coalition troops in western Iraq.

As pope’s visit to Iraq nears, US forces claim rockets hit airbase hosting US troops

It was the first attack since the U.S. struck Iran-aligned militia targets along the Iraq-Syria border last week.

Twin suicide bombings rock central Baghdad, at least 28 dead

The rare suicide bombing attack hit the Bab al-Sharqi commercial area in central Baghdad amid heightened political tensions over planned early elections and a severe economic crisis.

Iraq issues arrest warrant for Trump over Soleimani killing

The warrant was issued by a judge in Baghdad’s investigative court tasked with probing the Washington-directed drone strike that killed Gen. Qassim Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the court’s media office said.

Iraq says it has dismantled mine on tanker in Persian Gulf

The statement came a day after Iraqi confirmed reports by private security firms that a mine had been discovered attached to the side of a tanker that was refueling another vessel.

Ford, Bush presidential adviser Brent Scowcroft dies at 95

Brent Scowcroft, national security adviser to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush has died at 95.

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‘Moulin Rouge!’ leads Tonys; ‘The Inheritance’ is best play

“Moulin Rouge! The Musical,” a jukebox adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s hyperactive 2001 movie, took an insurmountable lead at the Tony Awards, earning nine trophies with the best new musical still up in the air. “The Inheritance” by Matthew Lopez was named the best new play.

Americans win Ryder Cup in a rout, send Europe a message

Steve Stricker hoisted the Ryder Cup, gold and glorious, for all to see. Then, he quickly huddled his young American team together to make sure all 12 players had their hands on it.

US has enough COVID-19 vaccines for boosters, kids’ shots

With more than 40 million doses of coronavirus vaccines available, U.S. health authorities said they're confident there will be enough for both qualified older Americans seeking booster shots and the young children for whom initial vaccines are expected to be approved in the not-too-distant future.