A line of storms stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes dumped record rainfall on parts of the Plains and Midwest, spawning tornadoes and causing major flooding that forced at least 2,000 Texans from their homes.
Iraq and Iran are pushing back against U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s criticisms over the fall of Ramadi to Islamic State extremists, with an Iranian general going as far as saying America has “no will” to fight the extremists.
For many Americans, Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer - an extra day off to have picnics or go to the beach. But at Arlington National Cemetery it is among the busiest, most solemn of times.
One of the biggest adjustments the U.S. military attempted during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars was cultural: the integration of women into an intensely male world. Yet even though women distinguished themselves as leaders and enlisted soldiers, many of them describe struggling with feeling they do not quite belong.
In speeches and Facebook posts, Ashin Wirathu has warned of an impending “jihad” against the huge Buddhist majority, spread rumors of Muslims systematically raping Buddhist women and called for boycotts of Muslim-owned businesses.