Albright acted as model, mentor for generations of women
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright’s death from cancer this week sparked American women to reflect on the 84-year-old diplomat’s sweeping influence on their lives, 25 years after Bill Clinton made her the United States’ representative to the world.
Richardson adds to diplomatic wins with journalist's release
Bill Richardson’s success in helping secure the release of journalist Danny Fenster from a Myanmar prison is the latest demonstration of the former New Mexico governor’s knack for flying into some the most closed societies on earth and persuading those in charge to do Washington a favor.
Artist Sam Durant looks at moments of 'Iconoclasm' throughout history in Library Street Collective exhibition
click to enlarge Courtesy of Library Street CollectiveBudapest 1956 by Sam Durant. There is perhaps no more of a visually dramatic marker of the clash of cultures and the end of eras than the destruction of monuments from the toppling of the Column Vendme in Paris in 1871 in the aftermath of the Franco-Prussian War, to the U.S. troops toppling a statue of Saddam Hussein during the invasion of Iraq, to the destruction of non-Muslim works under the Islamic State. Moments like these are depicted in the large-scale graphite drawings of the Berlin-via-Boston artist Sam Durant, which make up Library Street Collectives latest exhibition. In the spirit of the public monuments depicted in the show, LSC has hung selected drawings in and around Detroit, and an exhibition will be held at East Villages former Annunciation Church. A short film inspired by Durants work scored by Arcade Fire will also be screened.metrotimes.com
U.K. inquiry blasts Blair for following Bush into Iraq War
Long-awaited report from independent inquiry says Tony Blair "chose to join the invasion of Iraq before the peaceful options had been exhausted" based on a deeply flawed presentation of the evidence available on Saddam Hussein's weapons stockpiles. CBS News correspondent Mark Phillips reports from London.cbsnews.com
Trump unleashes on Clinton over FBI decision, praises Saddam Hussein
Republicans are expected to unveil Wednesday the full slate of speakers for the party's national convention, now less than two weeks away. Donald Trump spoke to a rally of nearly 3,000 people Tuesday in Raleigh, North Carolina. He bashed Hillary Clinton's judgment and accused her of an "Enron-style purge" of her email. Major Garrett reports.cbsnews.com
U.S. commandos capture ISIS chemical weapons expert
CBS News has learned the U.S. may have dealt ISIS' chemical weapons program a serious blow in a raid last month, capturing an Iraqi who once worked for Saddam Hussein's regime. Investigators in London are also looking into a potential trove of intelligence about ISIS. CBS News' partners at Sky News received the names, addresses and phone numbers of more than 20,000 suspected ISIS fighters from at least 51 countries, including the U.S. David Martin reports from the Pentagon.cbsnews.com
ISIS digs in as fight for Saddam Hussein's hometown Tikrit escalates
ISIS digs in as fight for Saddam Hussein's hometown Tikrit escalates ISIS is pushing back against Iraqi forces who are trying to recapture the city of Tikrit. The militants are littering routes into the hometown of Saddam Hussein with mines and bombs. Holly Williams reports from Erbil, Iraq.cbsnews.com
Battle for Tikrit: Fierce fight for Saddam Hussein's hometown
Battle for Tikrit: Fierce fight for Saddam Hussein's hometown Iraqi army troops are battling Sunni Muslim forces in Tikrit, the biggest counter-attack since the ISIS army and its allies went on the offensive. Charlie D'Agata reports from Baghdad.cbsnews.com