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Obama Taps Marine Gen. Dunford For Joint Chiefs Chair, Selva As Vice Chair

The pair now face the U.S. Senate confirmation process.

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U.S. Navy Escorting British Vessels Through Strait Of Hormuz

The strait is an international shipping lane, but Iran seized a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo vessel and its crew last week.

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Pentagon: 50 ISIL Fighters Targeted In Syria Airstrikes, Not Civilians

U.S. Central Command, or CENTCOM, is investigating the credibility of claims that civilians were killed, but has not opened a formal investigation.

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Pentagon: Iranian Seizure Of Cargo Vessel “Inappropriate”

The fate of the ship and its crew remains unknown.

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Are Weapons On Iranian Cargo Ships Near Yemen? Maybe, Pentagon Says

But the U.S. has not asked Iran.

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Carter: Combating Sexual Assault Means Saying “Enough To Dirty Jokes”

The Defense Secretary spoke to Reserve Officer Training Corps students at Georgetown University on Wednesday.

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SecDef: China, Russia, Iran Constantly Changing “Like The Taliban”

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter talked briefly on readiness at Georgetown University on Wednesday.

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Pentagon: Warships Off Yemeni Coast Give U.S. “Options”

There are now nine American warships off Yemen’s coast.

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U.S. Begins Training Ukrainians For Combat

But no U.S. weapons or munitions are being used…

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Pentagon: ISIL Seeking Foothold In Libya

“They probably have at this point gained at least a toehold in Libya,” Defense spokesman Col. Steve Warren told reporters at the Pentagon.

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Wednesday, May 6

● Mexican squad fired on U.S. border agents

● Who pays for the roads?

● CDC releases first study of Hispanic health risks

● 26 million Americans are “credit invisible”

● Morticians fail undercover inspections

● Korea trade pact fails to live up to billing

Hillary Clinton: I Support A Path To Citizenship

“The quicker we can legalize the people who are here, the better for the economy,” Clinton told a small group of students and parents at the roundtable event in Nevada

The Day Ahead – May 6, 2015

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John Kerry visits Saudi Arabia and Benjamin Netanyahu faces a deadline for forming a new Israeli government.

Obama Taps Marine Gen. Dunford For Joint Chiefs Chair, Selva As Vice Chair

The pair now face the U.S. Senate confirmation process.

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DNC Approves 6 Debates For Dem Candidates

Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina will host four.