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U.S. Commander Sees Key Nuclear Step by North Korea

Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, the top American military leader in South Korea, says he believes the North is capable of making a nuclear weapon small enough to fit atop a ballistic missile. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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Sunrise over the Capitol on the second day of the government shutdown in Washington

Pentagon official upbeat on streamlining U.S. military acquisitions

By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon and Congress have better-than-ever odds of reaching agreement on how to streamline myriad overlapping laws that slow the process for buying military equipment and services, a top Defense Department official said. "I am optimistic," Andrew Hunter, a former congressional aide who helped draft many of those laws […]

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U.S. judge blocks New Jersey sports betting law

By Steve Ginsburg and David Ingram (Reuters) – A federal judge issued a temporary restraining order on Friday blocking a New Jersey law that would have allowed legal betting on sporting events. U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp gave the order orally in court and planned to issue a written order later in the day, according […]

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House Panel Questions U.S. Quarantine Procedures

Members of a House oversight committee said Friday that a new Ebola case in New York City raises questions about quarantine procedures applied to U.S. troops and aid workers in the region on their return to the U.S. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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U.S. Representative Gardner refers to ad from a Colorado-based group called the Thanks Obamacare campaign, as he questions Sebelius during a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing in Washington

Colorado candidates for U.S. Senate effectively tied: Reuters-Ipsos poll

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The two candidates vying for a U.S. Senate seat in Colorado, one of the states that could decide whether Republicans win control of the upper chamber of Congress on Nov. 4, are effectively tied, according to a Reuters-Ipsos poll released on Wednesday. The online survey showed Republican Cory Gardner with 47 percent […]

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Democrat Michelle Nunn leads tight U.S. Senate race in Georgia: poll

By Colleen Jenkins (Reuters) – Democrat Michelle Nunn has a narrow lead in the U.S. Senate race in Georgia, according to a poll released on Friday, ensuring the state’s open seat will remain a key national focus as Democrats and Republicans fight for majority control of the chamber. Nunn, the daughter of Georgia’s former U.S. […]

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U.S. Bid to Prosecute Syrian Officials Slows

A U.S. review of thousands of postmortem photographs allegedly showing systematic torture in Syrian prisons has tentatively identified only a handful of victims, none of them Americans, frustrating hopes of prosecuting regime officials in federal court, U.S. officials say. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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U.S. senators demand nationwide recall over Takata air bags

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two U.S. senators demanded Thursday that safety regulators issue a nationwide recall of automobiles with potentially defective air bags that can launch metal shards into occupants. Senators Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Edward Markey of Massachusetts, both Democrats, said the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said the recall should be immediate […]

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U.S. Allocates $1.6 Million for Tracking Atrocities in Iraq

Stepping up efforts to hold Islamic State extremists accountable for war crimes, the Obama administration said Thursday it was allocating $ 1.6 million to gather evidence of atrocities committed in Iraq. Full News here – Washington Wire

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U.S. Allocates $1.6 Million for Tracking Atrocities in Iraq

Stepping up efforts to hold Islamic State extremists accountable for war crimes, the Obama administration said Thursday it was allocating $ 1.6 million to gather evidence of atrocities committed in Iraq. Full News here – Washington Wire

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