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This picture taken 26 December 2011 shows the Pentagon building in Washington, DC. The Pentagon, which is the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense (DOD), is the worlds largest office building by floor area, with about 6,500,000 sq ft (600,000 m2), of which 3,700,000 sq ft (340,000 m2) are used as offices. Approximately 23,000 military and civilian employees and about 3,000 non-defense support personnel work in the Pentagon. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STAFF/AFP via Getty Images)

US carries out air strikes in Syria targeting Iranian backed militias

(CNN) -- The US military on Thursday struck a site in Syria used by two Iranian-backed militia groups in response to rocket attacks on American forces in the region in the past two weeks."Up to a handful"...

HOHENFELS, GERMANY - APRIL 09: A US flag is seen on the shoulder of a soldier during the Allied Spirit X international military exercises at the U.S. 7th Army training center on April 9, 2019 near Hohenfels, Germany. Approximately 5,600 soldiers, including around 1,300 from the U.S. and the rest from Denmark, Finland, Germany, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Moldova, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, and the United Kingdom are taking part in the nearly three-week long exercises. (Photo by Lennart Preiss/Getty Images)

US Army soldier allegedly attempted to help plan attack on soldiers abroad and 9/11 Memorial

Sonia Moghe and Devan Cole, CNN January 19, 2021

    (CNN) -- A US Army soldier was arrested Tuesday on terrorism charges after federal prosecutors said he allegedly attempted to assist ISIS' efforts to plan attacks on targets in New York City and...

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during election night in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, early on November 4, 2020.

Few legal wins so far as Trump team hunts for proof of fraud

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — During a Pennsylvania court hearing this week on one of the many election lawsuits brought by President Donald Trump, a judge asked a campaign lawyer whether he had found any signs...

How poll workers play a key role on Election Day

Poll workers are the backbone of Election Day. But what happens when you don’t have enough workers?The coronavirus pandemic has brought new challenges to the Portage County Board of Elections, causing...

Our View: 9/11 changes a generation, but it doesn’t change it all

The Kent Stater Editorial Staff September 7, 2016

As we approach 9/11, a sobering realization has complicated the remembrance of the deadliest attack on U.S. soil: this current cohort of college undergraduates bear little memory— if any— of that fateful...

Lucas Misera

Opinion: Defining terrorism

Lucas Misera December 8, 2015

The United States seems to be avoiding looking introspectively in the face of the growing concern over terrorism. This issue seems particularly rampant in Congress, as yet another incident on U.S. soil...

Former President Jimmy Carter announced Sunday that he is once again cancer-free

President Obama addresses recent terrorist attacks by ISIS members

On Monday's FlashCast, Meghan Costantino and Angelo Angel discuss President Obama's address to the nation on Sunday, regarding recent terrorist acts, as well as former President Jimmy Carter's announcement...

U.S. President Barack Obama makes a statement on the San Bernardino shootings in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Obama: Terror threat against US has entered ‘new phase’

In a rare Oval Office address, President Barack Obama vowed Sunday night the United States would overcome a new terror threat that seeks to "poison the minds" of people here and around the world, as...

Guest column: We shouldn’t slam the door to refugees

Alex Delaney-Gesing November 18, 2015

Since the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 18, 26 Republican governors in the United States issued statements of their refusal to allow Syrian refugees to settle in their states. The reasoning? In the name...

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More than 140 dead in Paris terrorist attacks

Associated Press November 13, 2015

More than 140 were killed in apparently coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris late Friday night. French police believe all the attackers are dead, but they are continuing to look for accomplices throughout...

Lucas Misera is a sophomore economics major and columnist for The Kent Stater. Contact him at

Opinion: Gun control, the political game

Lucas Misera September 15, 2015

On Monday, CNN released a poll revealing voters expect gun control to be a critical issue in the upcoming 2016 election; news that came as no surprise.Undoubtedly, as the presidential race heats up, gun...

John Hess is a senior political science major. Contact him at

Opinion: Whose Islam? Debate of Religion and the Clash of Civilizations

John Hess March 1, 2015

The declaration of a 21st century caliphate last summer stunned much of America. The organization ISIS claims to be the first legitimate manifestation of Islamic law in a millennium. However, its theology...

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