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Pentagon chief considers easing of enlistment standards

15 hours 23 min ago
ABINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Saying the military needs to do more to compete with corporate America for quality recruits, Defense Secretary Ash Carter opened the door Monday to relaxing some enlistment standards — particularly for high-tech or cyber security jobs. (...)
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Duckworth makes video announcement for 2016 Senate bid

15 hours 26 min ago
CHICAGO (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois says she'll run for U.S. Senate in 2016, setting up a high-profile challenge to Republican Sen. Mark Kirk's re-election bid. (...)
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AP Sources: Duckworth to challenge Kirk for Illinois Senate

15 hours 54 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Democratic officials say Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth will announce her candidacy for U.S. Senate against Republican Mark Kirk of Illinois. (...)
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US official: Preliminary reports indicate 1 person dead in gate-crashing at Fort Meade

16 hours 21 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — US official: Preliminary reports indicate 1 person dead in gate-crashing at Fort Meade. (...)
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Pentagon chief may ease military enlistment standards

16 hours 34 min ago
ABINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter is considering easing some military enlistment standards as a way of attracting and retaining service members and civilians needed by the Defense Department. (...)
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Obama to make first visit to Kenya as president

17 hours 29 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will make his first trip as president to Kenya, the country of his father's birth. (...)
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Kerry pizza: Savvy restaurateur cashes in on nuke talks

17 hours 43 min ago
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Whether or not Secretary of State John Kerry succeeds at nuclear talks in Lausanne with Iran, his name will live on in this lakeside Swiss city — as a pizza. (...)
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Pentagon chief may ease military enlistment standards

Sun, 03/29/2015 - 11:10pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter is considering easing some military enlistment standards as part of a broader set of initiatives to better attract and keep quality service members and civilians across the Defense Department. (...)
Categories: Politics

Obama to headline Kennedy Institute dedication

Sun, 03/29/2015 - 8:16pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is headlining the dedication of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate, a facility that includes a full-size replica of the chamber where the late Massachusetts Democratic senator served for 47 years. (...)
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AP Exclusive: NSA weighed ending phone program before leak

Sun, 03/29/2015 - 8:15pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Security Agency considered abandoning its secret program to collect and store American calling records in the months before leaker Edward Snowden revealed the practice, current and former intelligence officials say, because some officials believed the costs outweighed the meager counterterrorism benefits. (...)
Categories: Politics

Pentagon chief may ease military enlistment standards

Sun, 03/29/2015 - 8:07pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter is considering easing some military enlistment standards as part of a broader set of initiatives to better attract and keep quality service members and civilians across the Defense Department. (...)
Categories: Politics

Obama to attend opening of Institute honoring Sen. Kennedy

Sun, 03/29/2015 - 6:42pm
BOSTON (AP) — President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Republican U.S. Sen. John McCain are among the guests scheduled to pay tribute to the late Sen. Edward Kennedy at the formal dedication of an institute named for him in Boston. (...)
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Pentagon chief mulls easing military enlistment standards

Sun, 03/29/2015 - 5:17pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter is considering easing some military enlistment standards as part of a broader set of initiatives to better attract and keep quality service members and civilians across the Defense Department. (...)
Categories: Politics

Obama golfs with big money, oil moguls in Florida

Sun, 03/29/2015 - 5:13am
PALM CITY, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama is teeing off in Florida with a trio of oil and private equity moguls. (...)
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AP Exclusive: Before leak, NSA mulled ending phone program

Sun, 03/29/2015 - 1:10am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Security Agency considered abandoning its secret program to collect and store American calling records in the months before leaker Edward Snowden revealed the practice, current and former intelligence officials say, because some officials believed the costs outweighed the meager counterterrorism benefits. (...)
Categories: Politics