For best friends — one in Washington, D.C., the other in Nairobi — communications bring quick comfort in the globalized world, where both the malls and the random gunmen are all too familiar.
The Golden Dawn party has long been suspected of carrying out violent attacks against immigrants, but the Sept. 18 killing of an anti-fascist rapper incited national outrage.
Increasingly, governors are criticizing each other's stances on taxes, guns and pensions, as well as working to lure businesses from other states. They used to defer more to each other. But like members of Congress, governors are having a harder time finding common ground.
House Republicans late Saturday prepared to pass a government funding bill that would include a one-year delay in implementing Obamacare. But the White House said President Obama would veto the House measure, on the unlikely chance it made it through the Senate.
The Monday-night deadline hasn't brought the parties closer together, as Tea Party lawmakers are trying to use a spending bill to defund the Affordable Care Act. With pressure mounting on splintered Republicans, House Speaker John Boehner scheduled a closed-door, lunchtime meeting of GOP lawmakers.
Despite reports of a shoe being thrown at President Hassan Rouhani's car, he had many backers among the crowds that gathered near Tehran's airport Saturday. Some voiced their support; others criticized the U.S. and Israel.