10 things you need to know today: March 24, 2015

The Week 1.Israel spied on U.S.-Iran nuclear talks Israel spied on negotiations between the U.S. and Iran on curbing Tehran’s controversial nuclear program, then shared what it learned with U.S. lawmakers to fuel opposition to any deal, The Wall Street Journal reported. The snooping was not out of the ordinary — U.S. intelligence agencies discovered it… More 10 things you need to know today: March 24, 2015

10 things you need to know today: February 8, 2015

The Week 1.Russia, Ukraine to meet this week for peace talks in Minsk The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France, and Germany plan to meet in Minsk, Belarus, on Wednesday for talks aimed at ending the conflict in eastern Ukraine. “They expect that their efforts during the Minsk meeting will lead to the swift and unconditional cessation… More 10 things you need to know today: February 8, 2015

10 things you need to know today: February 6, 2015

The Week 1.Jordan bombs ISIS, declaring, “This is just the beginning” Jordan, already participating in the U.S.-led air campaign against ISIS, launched a barrage of airstrikes against Islamic State positions in Syria on Thursday in an escalation of its response to the Islamist group’s killing of captured fighter pilot Muath Al-Kaseasbeh, who was burned alive… More 10 things you need to know today: February 6, 2015

10 things you need to know today: February 5, 2015

The Week 1.Jordan says it will intensify its war against ISIS King Abdullah of Jordan declared Wednesday that his country would wage “relentless” war against the Islamic State, the Islamist extremist group that burned alive a captured Jordanian fighter pilot. “We are waging this war to protect our faith, our values, and human principles,” the… More 10 things you need to know today: February 5, 2015

10 things you need to know today: December 13, 2014

The Week Police arrest a suspect in a shooting near a Portland high school, Attorney General Holder decides against forcing reporter James Risen to reveal a source, and more 1. Police arrest suspect in shooting near Portland high school Saying their investigation thus far suggests a Friday shooting outside a Portland alternative high school was… More 10 things you need to know today: December 13, 2014

10 things you need to know today: December 10, 2014

The Week A Senate report says CIA torture was ineffective, Congress reaches a spending deal to avert a shutdown, and more 1. Torture report slams the CIA The Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday released a highly critical report on the CIA’s secret interrogations of terrorism suspects after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The five-year… More 10 things you need to know today: December 10, 2014

10 things you need to know today: September 25, 2014

Surely the Right Wing talking-heads will find something wrong with this UN ritual…wait and see. The Week The U.S. bombs Syrian refineries controlled by ISIS, Islamists behead a French hostage in Algeria, and more 1. U.S. bombs Syrian refineries that were financing ISIS The U.S. and Arab allies on Wednesday bombed a dozen small Syrian oil… More 10 things you need to know today: September 25, 2014

10 things you need to know today: September 23, 2014

The Week The U.S. and allies hit ISIS with airstrikes in Syria, WHO warns that Ebola cases could triple by November, and more 1. U.S. targets ISIS with airstrikes inside Syria The U.S. and five Arab allies launched airstrikes against ISIS in Syria early on Tuesday, marking a new phase in the fight against the… More 10 things you need to know today: September 23, 2014

10 things you need to know today: September 19, 2014

The Week Scottish voters reject independence, Congress votes to arm Syrian moderates against ISIS, and more 1. Scotland votes to stay in the United Kingdom Voters in Scotland rejected independence on Thursday in a historic referendum that threatened to break apart the United Kingdom. Turnout was a record 85 percent. Fifty-five percent of the 3.6… More 10 things you need to know today: September 19, 2014

10 things you need to know today: April 1, 2014

The Week Healthcare.gov buckles under last minute pressure, Ebola rocks West Africa, and more 1. ObamaCare website buckles under last minute pressure As Americans scrambled to beat the Mar. 31 ObamaCare enrollment deadline, Healthcare.gov was overloaded by the sheer number of people trying to sign up for insurance. The site stopped taking applications for several hours and… More 10 things you need to know today: April 1, 2014