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Both sides in Yemen conflict accept UN peace talks invite


  • Al Jazeera
  • Reuters
  • Reuters

Yemen government and Houthi rebel officials have tentatively agreed to attend United Nations-hosted peace talks to begin Thursday. However, both sides are issuing conditions for their attendance. Mean… Read More

Senators to DOD: Protections needed for gay troops


  • The Hill

Senators are urging Defense Secretary Ash Carter to bolster equal opportunity protections for lesbian, gay and bisexual service members, saying the military branches aren't doing enough to combat disc… Read More

Ala. city selects manager with Calif. experience


  • WBRC-TV (Birmingham, Ala.)

Patrick Bryant has been appointed city manager of Talladega, Ala. Bryant, most recently director of the transit system in Santa Cruz, Calif., replaces Brian Muenger. Read More