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Obama says he has authority for campaign against militants

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 08:50
President Obama told congressional leaders Tuesday he has the authority he needs to launch a broader military campaign to root out violent extremists in Iraq and Syria, a day before outlining his plans to the American people in a prime-time address.
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Republican leaders want clear Islamic State plan from Obama

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 08:49
Republican leaders opened their first full legislative day in five weeks by pressing the commander in chief to spell out his plan for fighting the Islamic State (IS).
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U.S. expands airstrikes into western Iraq

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 08:49
The U.S. military is coordinating some airstrikes with Sunni tribal militias on the ground in Iraq's Anbar Province after Islamic State militants began to build up forces near the Haditha Dam, a Pentagon official said Monday.
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U.S. and China discuss avoiding military incidents

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 08:30
U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice repeatedly raised concerns about risky Chinese fighter intercepts of U.S. surveillance flights in meetings this week with Chinese leaders in Beijing, senior administration officials said Tuesday.
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Man who tried to sell secrets to China sentenced

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 08:28
A former Air Force employee who tried to sell classified information about a military satellite network to China has been sentenced to more than three years in federal prison.
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U.S. weighs security needs at embassies overseas

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 08:27
The Obama administration is directing all U.S. diplomatic posts overseas to review security and will assist embassies and consulates needing help.
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Security clearance contractor USIS to lose government work

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 08:14
The federal Office of Personnel Management plans to terminate its massive contracts with USIS, the major security clearance contractor targeted last month by a cyberattack, agency, congressional and company officials say.
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Investigations still open at 93 VA facilities

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 06:58
The Veteran Affairs Department's review of the wait times scandal at its Phoenix facility is over, but lawmakers and investigators are promising that department officials will still face intense scrutiny and criticism in coming months.
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Obama to broaden U.S. effort to combat militants

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 06:57
President Obama will go on the offensive against the Islamic State group with a broader counterterror mission than he previously has been willing to embrace, U.S. officials said Monday. The new plan, however, still won't commit U.S.
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Suit names Sikorsky in fatal Black Hawk crash

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 06:53
Relatives of three U.S. soldiers involved in a January Black Hawk helicopter crash have filed a lawsuit claiming assembly defects caused a mechanical failure, leading to the crash that killed one and injured the other two soldiers.
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Marine vet Moulton wins Mass. Democratic primary

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 06:24
Political newcomer Seth Moulton is setting his sights on Republican Richard Tisei in the state's 6th Congressional District, having pulled off the stunning defeat of nine-term incumbent U.S. Rep. John Tierney in a bitter Democratic primary contest.
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Rep. Thompson: Fill gap in Army National Guard budget

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 16:54
The top Democrat on the House Homeland Security Committee says he will support a request to fill a gap in the Army National Guard budget.
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