Pelosi: Transportation Bill A Key Job Creator

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told reporters Thursday that passing the transportation bill is a crucial step toward job creation.

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● How to stop corporate inversions

● Ebola bug feeds false fears

● FOIA suit seeks sexual assault records

Gov. Accountability Office Claims Pentagon Broke Laws During Bergdahl Exchange

The legal opinion from the nonpartisan group claims that the Pentagon failed to inform Congress of the trade within a given timeframe and that money was used illegally for the exchange

Hagel Warns Of Long-Term Operations In Iraq Against Militants

Hagel referred to the terrorist group as barbaric and warned of their threat to the U.S., the Secretary also discussed the secret military operation in Syria, which the public learned of Wednesday

Syrian Opposition Marks One Year Since Damascus Chemical Attacks

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Syrian’s foremost opposition group alleges the Assad government is still using chemical weapons in spite of an international effort to remove such weapons.

LISTEN: The World in Two Minutes – August 21, 2014

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It’s been one year since the largest chemical weapons attack in Syria, and a Brazilian environmentalist surges in popularity ahead of October elections.

Nixon Orders Withdrawal Of National Guard From Ferguson

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With the withdrawal of the National Guard, the State Highway Patrol will assume control of the situation in Ferguson from a security perspective.