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Putin-aligned party takes strong grip on Russian parliament

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 07:20
The political party founded by Russian President Vladimir Putin steamrolled in parliamentary elections, officials said Monday, providing the Kremlin with unprecedented control over the legislature during a period of economic downturn.

McCain, Reed target $29 billion littoral ship for more changes

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 06:11
The Senate's two top defense policy lawmakers want the Navy to make additional major changes to the service's troubled $29 billion Littoral Combat Ship program or risk losing their support for future purchases.

Led by Chicago, homicides spiking again in some big US cities

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 05:07
As a number of major American cities are reporting more homicides this year than last year, the overall number of killings in the country's biggest cities has increased in 2016 — with just one city accounting for nearly half of the total spike, according to an analysis released Monday.

Obama, Iraqi leader to strategize on fight to reclaim Mosul

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 03:40
President Barack Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi will strategize about the upcoming offensive to take back the northern city of Mosul when they meet on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly.
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