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Obama: 300 military advisers available for Iraq

The U.S. is prepared to take targeted military actions in Iraq to help fight a growing threat from extremist militants.

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U.S. seeks to bolster campus crime reporting

The Obama administration wants colleges to compile more thorough statistics on stalking, dating violence and domestic violence.

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Battle for Iraq rages on as U.S. hesitates to strike

Iraqi forces battled Sunni rebels for control of the country's biggest refinery on Thursday as Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki waited for a U.S. response.

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Republicans accuse Obama administration over Healthcare.gov crash

Two senators issued a report accusing the administration of pushing ahead with the botched rollout despite internal concerns that the technology would not work.

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Fireworks plant explodes in Washington state

An explosion a fireworks plant killed a 74-year-old man and injured two others as workers were loading shells onto a truck headed to a show.

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General Motors hit with $10B lawsuit

A lawsuit says GM should compensate vehicle owners for lost resale value, because a slew of recalls has damaged the brand.

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Amazon unveils ‘Fire’ smartphone

The phone is Amazon's latest attempt to exert its influence over the way consumers shop online.

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Lawmakers slam GM’s ‘culture of secrecy’

CEO Mary Barra faced harsh questions about why the No. 1 U.S. automaker waited more than a decade to recall millions of vehicles.

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Social Security closes offices as baby boomers age

The Social Security Administration has been closing a record number of field offices, even as millions of baby boomers approach retirement.

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Insurgents battle for Iraq refinery

President Barack Obama will meet with the leaders of the Senate and House of Representatives on Wednesday to discuss Iraq.

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Suspected Benghazi ringleader returning to U.S.

A suspected ringleader of the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya has been captured.

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Lawmakers want to ban ‘paid prioritization’ of the Internet

If approved, the bill will ban deals where web content companies pay Internet service providers to deliver their traffic to users faster and more reliably.

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U.S. captures Libyan militant accused in Benghazi attack

The Pentagon says a man accused in a deadly attack on Americans in Benghazi, Libya, is in U.S. custody.

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GM safety crisis grows: 3M more vehicles recalled

General Motors nearly doubles the amount of vehicles recalled for ignition switch problems.

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Tornado obliterates Nebraska town

A swarm of tornadoes, some appearing two at a time, struck northeastern Nebraska, ripping apart homes and killing a 5-year-old.

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Up to 275 troops deploying to Iraq

President Barack Obama is considering military action to support Iraq's besieged government.

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Today is the 20th anniversary of O.J. Simpson’s arrest

On June 17, 1994, the world watched as football star, actor, and accused murderer OJ Simpson led police on a now infamous chase in his white Ford Bronco.

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Obama to sign order barring federal discrimination against gays

President Barack Obama will sign an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Starbucks baristas can get (almost) free degrees

Starbucks plans to partly pay for online bachelor's degrees, hoping to retain its workforce and save on hiring and training costs.

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U.S. considers action against Iraq insurgent onslaught

The U.S. is contemplating talks with its arch-enemy Iran to support the Iraqi government in its battle with Sunni Islamist insurgents.

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