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House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

Final approval is expected in the Senate as early as today.

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House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

Secretary of State John Kerry, testifying on Capitol Hill before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday, said that an “Islamic state must be defeated. Period. End of story.”

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House votes to extend funding for VA programs

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers this week are showing they can sometimes march together, at least when it comes to helping veterans.

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Senate: China hacked military contractor networks

Senate: China hacked military contractor networks

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. Carl Levin, right, and Sen. Jim Inhofe led the yearlong investigation.

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Senate: China hacked military contractor networks

Senate: China hacked military contractor networks

A yearlong investigation identified at least 20 break-ins or other cyber events.

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House passes bills highlighting IRS controversy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed three bills Tuesday designed to highlight complaints that the IRS mistreated conservative political groups when they applied for tax-exempt status.

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Top general: US troops possible in Iraq

Top general: US troops possible in Iraq

WASHINGTON — American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Obama’s current strategy fails, the nation’s top military officer said Tuesday as Congress plunged into an election-year debate of Obama’s plan to expand airstrikes and train Syri…

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Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

A member of the anti-war group CodePink interrupts a Senate hearing with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Gen. Martin Dempsey.

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Health-care site security still flawed, probe finds

Health-care site security still flawed, probe finds

WASHINGTON — HealthCare.gov, the health insurance website serving more than 5 million Americans, has significant security flaws that put users’ personal information at risk, nonpartisan congressional investigators have concluded.

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Probe: HealthCare.gov website must boost security

Probe: HealthCare.gov website must boost security

This Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, photo shows part of the HealthCare,gov website in Washington. Nonpartisan congressional investigators say the website has significant security weaknesses that could put Americans' personal information at risk. The Government Accountability Office said Tuesday, Se…

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Obama's Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?

Obama's Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?

Barack Obama

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3,000 US troops to help Africa fight Ebola

3,000 US troops to help Africa fight Ebola

WASHINGTON — President Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region in emergency aid muscle for a crisis spiraling out of control.

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Congress: Safety agency mishandled GM recall

Congress: Safety agency mishandled GM recall

WASHINGTON — Both houses of Congress scolded the nation’s highway safety agency Tuesday over its tardy handling of a deadly problem with General Motors cars, questioning whether it is competent to guarantee the safety of increasingly complex vehicles.

September 16, 2014 2:38 pm Photos

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Congress: Safety agency mishandled GM recall

Congress: Safety agency mishandled GM recall

David Friedman, the acting administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, testifies at the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Insurance on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/…

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Congress: Safety agency mishandled GM recall

Congress: Safety agency mishandled GM recall

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., questions witnesses at the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Insurance on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)

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Congress: Safety agency mishandled GM recall

Congress: Safety agency mishandled GM recall

FILE - This April 1, 2014 file photo shows David Friedman, the acting head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, as he testified on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation. The National Highway Traffic Safe…

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Congress: Safety agency mishandled GM recall

Congress: Safety agency mishandled GM recall

Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., questions witnesses at the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Insurance on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)

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Congress: Safety agency mishandled GM recall

Congress: Safety agency mishandled GM recall

David Friedman, the acting administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, testifies at the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Insurance on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/…

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Ukraine lawmakers ratify landmark deal with Europe

Ukraine lawmakers ratify landmark deal with Europe

The deal will lead to lower trade tariffs, increased manufacturing standards in Ukraine.

September 16, 2014 12:13 pm Photos

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Ukraine lawmakers ratify landmark deal with Europe

Ukraine lawmakers ratify landmark deal with Europe

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said the vote was a “first but very decisive step” toward fully joining the EU.

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