White House said the strike against the big Hollywood studio was a matter of national security.
Request made after week of protests over perceived police injustices.
Martin Salia, a surgeon from Sierra Leone, died in Nebraska facility.
The U.S. Senate's new Republican leader and President Barack Obama have vowed to end political gridlock.
Brittany Maynard, 29, reignited the debate on assisted-suicide.
The U.S. has praised Ebola-hit West African nations and foreign donors for their efforts in tackling the outbreak.
Guards guilty of killing 14 Iraqis in a square in Baghdad in 2007.
Julia Pierson steps down following several high-profile security lapses.
Man who killed two police officers said to have broadcasted plan.
The U.S. president stated it is time to "cut loose the shackles of the past" after five decades of strained relations between the two countries.
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