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Harney: For veterans, a housing boom

Harney: For veterans, a housing boom

Major campaigns this year are aimed at getting veterans into homes.

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US officials: Iraqi army regrouping slowly

US officials: Iraqi army regrouping slowly

Two weeks ago, Iraqi soldiers conducted searches during Eid al-Adha celebrations in Baghdad. “We’ve seen them start to act like an army,” one American official said in a lengthy exchange with reporters on Thursday. Still, no large Iraqi counteroffensive against the Islamic State is feasible.

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US officials: Iraqi army regrouping slowly

US officials: Iraqi army regrouping slowly

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — Iraq’s fractured army has begun to regroup and stage modest, localized attacks on the Islamic State militants who routed them last spring and summer, but they are unlikely to be ready to launch a major counteroffensive for many months, senior U.S. military offi…

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Prisoner in Afghanistan to be tried in Virginia

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is preparing to transfer a military detainee in Afghanistan for criminal trial in Virginia, U.S. officials said Thursday.

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White House: Don't guess on immigration

WASHINGTON — The White House on Wednesday cautioned against making assumptions about the president’s changes to immigration rules based on a new federal contract proposal from the Homeland Security Department to buy enough supplies to make as many as 34 million immigrant work permits and res…

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Social Security benefits get another tiny increase

Social Security benefits get another tiny increase

FILE -In this May 8, 2008 file photo, blank U.S. Treasury checks are seen on a roll at the Philadelphia Financial Center, which disburses payments on behalf of federal agencies, in Philadelphia. Millions of older Americans who rely on federal benefits will get a 1.7 percent increase in their…

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Social Security benefits get another tiny increase

Social Security benefits get another tiny increase

WASHINGTON — Come January, nearly 60 million Social Security recipients will get benefit increases averaging $20 a month, the third straight year of historically small pay hikes.

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Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Smoke from an airstrike by the US-led coalition rises in Kobani, Syria, as members of the media film from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists…

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Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Thick smoke from an airstrike by the US-led coalition rises in Kobani, Syria, as seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic…

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Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Kurdish mourners flash the V-sign as they chant slogans during the funeral of five figthers, killed in the fighting with the militants of the Islamic State group in Kobani, Syria, at the cemetery in Suruc, on the Turkey-Syria border, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. The fighters were killed during …

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Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Thick smoke from an airstrike by the US-led coalition rises in Kobani, Syria, as seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic…

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Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Smoke and dust from an airstrike by the US-led coalition rises in Kobani, Syria, engulfs the town, as seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extr…

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Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Thick smoke from an airstrike by the US-led coalition rises in Kobani, Syria, as seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic…

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Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Mourners carry the coffin with the body of Kurdish fighter Sipan Agri, killed in the fighting with the militants of the Islamic State group in Kobani, Syria, during the funeral of five fighters, at the cemetery in Suruc, on the Turkey-Syria border, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. The fighters were…

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Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Thick smoke from an airstrike by the US-led coalition rises in Kobani, Syria, as seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic…

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Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Kurdish mourners gather for the funeral of five Kurdish fighter, killed in the fighting with the militants of the Islamic State group in Kobani, Syria, at the cemetery in Suruc, on the Turkey-Syria border, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. The fighters were killed during the last few days battling f…

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Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 file photo, a Russian MiG-29 plane flies during a celebration marking the Russian air force's 100th anniversary in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow, Russia. The Syrian air force has destroyed two of three jets seized and reportedly test flown over Aleppo by th…

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Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Mourners carry the coffins with the bodies of Kurdish fighters, killed in the fighting with the militants of the Islamic State group in Kobani, Syria, during the funeral of five fighters, at the cemetery in Suruc, on the Turkey-Syria border, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. The fighters were killed…

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Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Thick smoke from an airstrike by the US-led coalition rises in Kobani, Syria, as seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border.

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Iraqi Kurds OK fighters for Kobani

Iraqi Kurds OK fighters for Kobani

IRBIL, Iraq — Lawmakers in Iraq’s largely autonomous Kurdish region on Wednesday authorized peshmerga forces to go to neighboring Syria and help fellow Kurds combat Islamic State militants in the key border town of Kobani, providing much-needed boots on the ground.

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