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In Iraq, Shiite militias are both friend and foe

BAGHDAD -- Abu Karar, an eager Shiite Muslim militiaman, is willing to fight alongside the Iraqi army against Islamic State militants. But he is not counting on the army for much support in battle.

"If we get attacked, we look to them for help ...

Obama's midterm loss record could make history

President Barack Obama is about to do what no president has done in the past 50 years: have two horrible, terrible, awful midterm elections in a row.

In fact, Obama is likely to have the worst midterm numbers of any two-term president going back ...