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GOP: Closing Embassies Was Right

Threat level was specific, serious

(Newser) - The State Department's move to close all embassies today in light of an al-Qaeda threat reverberated through the Sunday shows, with the decision garnering near-universal applause from both sides of the aisle. "We’ve learned from Benghazi, thank God, and the administration’s doing this right," said... More »

US to Reopen Yemen Mission on Tuesday

Move comes even as 6 explosives-laden trucks disappear

(Newser) - The US Embassy in Yemen will reopen Tuesday, State Department officials tell CNN tonight—even as local media report that security officials there have lost track of six explosives-laden trucks, driven by suspected terrorists, that were under surveillance as they entered the capital, Sana’a. “These reports have nothing... More »

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