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David Welna

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Ashton Carter Nominated For Secretary Of Defense

Friday, December 05, 2014

Unlike outgoing Secretary Hagel, Carter is no former soldier โ€” he's a theoretical physicist but knows the inner workings of the Pentagon well. Leading Senate Republicans say he'll be easily confirmed.

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Justice Department Says Cleveland PD Has Pattern Of Excessive Force

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department has found a pattern of excessive force by the Cleveland police. Holder's announcement comes as his department investigates high-profile cases of officer-involved deaths in New York and Missouri.

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Hagel: More Reported Sexual Assaults Are Good For The Military

Thursday, December 04, 2014

The Pentagon says reports of sexual assault in the military are up. But some argue that's a sign of progress: more people who've suffered a sexual assault have felt they could report the incident, rather than keep it quiet.

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Ashton Carter Said To Be Front-Runner For Defense Secretary Nomination

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

The White House is close to nominating someone to replace Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense. Several other top candidates withdrew their names from consideration in the past week.

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Pentagon Expected To Release More Detainees From Guantanamo

Friday, November 28, 2014

Since the midterm elections, there has been a new batch of transfers from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and more releases are in the works. But a new GOP Congress could stall the drive to empty Guantanamo.

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Once Homeless, Family Feels 'Blessed To Wake Up Another Day'

Friday, November 28, 2014

In 2013, after drowning in past-due bills, Franklin and Sherry Gilliard became homeless. Now they live in transitional housing, and they hold a circle of thanks at dinner to remember what they have.

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Hagel's Successor May Face A Tough Nomination Process

Monday, November 24, 2014

There are reasons why Chuck Hagel may have wanted out as Defense Secretary, but even more reasons why the White House may have wanted him out. Who might succeed him? And how will a GOP-controlled Senate handle a nominee?

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The CIA Wants To Delete Old Email; Critics Say 'Not So Fast'

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The CIA plan calls for deleting the email of almost all employees after they leave the agency. But opponents say this would erase too many important documents. The example they cite: Edward Snowden.

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Senate 'Torture Report' Findings Expected This Year

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

An executive summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee's two-year-old report will be made public before Democrats relinquish control of the Senate in January.

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GOP Blocks Senate Bill Limiting NSA Surveillance Practices

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A bid to overhaul the National Security Agency has failed. The measure didn't receive enough votes in the Senate Tuesday night to cut off debate.

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Acting Secret Service Head To Testify In White House Fence Jumper Probe

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Last September's entry into the White House by an Iraq War veteran who scaled the fence along Pennsylvania Avenue is the focus of another hearing on Capitol Hill Wednesday.

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U.S. Strategy On ISIS Comes Under Fire At Congressional Hearing

Thursday, November 13, 2014

At the first congressional hearing on ISIS since the U.S. began bombing that force in Syria, Republicans called for U.S. boots on the ground, while Democrats questioned whether Iraq's troops and Syria's rebels can be relied on to fight. Congress is considering new authorization for the campaign.

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Obama Plans To Use Executive Action To Reshape Immigration

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Obama has said he will take executive action on immigration by the end of the year; now, as NPR's Tamara Keith tells Audie Cornish, there are reports he could act as soon as the end of next week.

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NATO Warns Of Russian Movements In Eastern Ukraine

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

NATO's commander says Russian troops, tanks and artillery have been spotted in Ukraine. This could mark an escalation in the conflict between Ukraine's government and pro-Russian separatists there.

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Congressional Leaders To Be Briefed On Fight Against ISIS

Friday, November 07, 2014

President Obama is meeting with congressional leaders at the White House on Friday. The general overseeing the campaign against militants from the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, will brief them.

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What Was The Result Of U.S. Attack Against Khorasan Group In Syria?

Friday, October 31, 2014

More than a month after the U.S. targeted a shadowy al-Qaida bomb-making group known as the Khorasan in Syria with Tomahawk cruise missiles, little is known about the impact of that attack.

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Turkey's Call For Buffer Along Border Could Drag U.S. Into Syria

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

As a condition for further assistance in fighting the Islamic State, Turkey has requested the creation of a buffer zone just south of its border with Syria. Some U.S. officials are also calling for this, along with a no-fly zone.

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Inside Larry King's Complicated Mind, As Shown In Late-Night Tweets

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A couple of nights ago, in the pre-dawn hours, Larry King took his Twitter followers on a personal tour of the inside of his own head. It all started at 1:40 a.m. with a simple declaration.

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Critics Say 'Inherent Resolve' Mission Against ISIS Is Underwhelming

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

After more than two months of U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and an expansion of that campaign to Syria, critics complain too little has been accomplished โ€” and too little is being done.

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What's Holding Up Release Of The CIA 'Torture Report'?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The CIA, whose post-Sept. 11 interrogation techniques are said to be blasted in the report, has blacked out large parts of the unreleased summary.

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