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U.S. Denies Taliban Responsible For Plane Crash In Afghanistan

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The Taliban has taken credit for a plane crash that killed 14 in Afghanistan Friday, but U.S. officials say this isn’t the case.

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Iraqi PM Open To Russian Airstrikes Against ISIL

The flag of Iraq at the United Nations. Photo: Luke Vargas/TRNS

“It’s a possibility; if we get the offer we’ll consider it,” Iraqi PM al-Abadi said of Russian airstrikes against ISIL in his country.

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Russia Carries Out 2nd Day Of Airstrikes In Syria

The aftermath of shelling in Homs, Syria in June 2012. UN Photo/David Manyua

Russia targeted areas that are not only occupied by the Islamic State but also U.S.-backed rebels rivaling both IS and the Syrian Army operated under Syrian President Bashar al-Assad

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White House Says It Will Veto Defense Spending Bill

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Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said Wednesday that he has recommended President Obama veto the bill.

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White House, Pentagon, State Respond To Russian Strikes in Syria

The Domiz Camp for Syrian refugees outside of Dohuk, Iraq.

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter told reporters Wednesday the Russian airstrikes appeared to have hit places “where ISIL in fact are not present” and “others are present.”

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Rep. Coffman Introduces Bill To Pay Military In Event Of Gov. Shutdown

“Paying our military should not be a casualty of left or right squabbling,” Coffman said.

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House and Senate Reach Consensus On Defense Spending Bill

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President Obama has threatened to veto the bill over funding allocations, which grants an additional $38 billion to the Pentagon war fighting account, rather than the base budget.

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Pentagon: U.S. and Russia To Begin Syrian Airspace Deconfliction Talks

President Barack Obama meets with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin at his dacha outside Moscow, Russia, July 7, 2009. 
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

“The purpose of these deconfliction discussions will be to ensure that ongoing coalition air operations are not interrupted by any future Russian military activity,” the DOD spokesman said.

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CENTCOM: US Did Not Train Commander Who Gave al-Nusra Weapons

Shelling in Homs, Syria

The Syrain rebel train-and-equip program was created to a ground force against the self proclaimed Islamic State, and avoid the use of U.S. troops.

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Sen. Murphy Calls End Of Syrian Rebel Train-and-equip, Following Weapon Loss

Sen. Chris Murphy Official Portrait

The revelation is the “latest indictment of a program that was destined to fail at the start,” Murphy said in a statement Monday.

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Monday, October 5

● Car insurance claims decline but cost goes up

● Twin brothers sent to prison for hacking federal computers

● Jobless rate stuck at 5.1% in September

● New mortgage disclosure rule in effect

● The world is shrinking for tax absconders

● Lobbyist stopped by red light

Clinton Credits HRC On Peronal Evolution Over Marriage Equality

Clinton addressed the morning session of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) prior to Vice President Biden’s keynote address to the Dinner Gala, saying it has been “quite a year” for LGBT rights

Fiorina Condemns Obama Administration’s Actions In Syria

Carly Fiorina

“The middle east is becoming a very, very dangerous place because we are not showing leadership,” said Fiorina.

Obama Calls On Russia To End Airstrikes

“Russia needs to cease their bloodshed immediately,” Obama said.

Sen. Marco Rubio Calls For More U.S. Airstrikes On ISIS and Further Sanctions on Russia

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) called for increased airstrikes in Syria to combat the Islamic State and additional sanctions against Russia’s economy.

McCarthy Suggests Politics Behind Planned Parenthood Panel

“You win the argument to win the vote.”