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7 Million Afghans Voted, Says DoD

The report praises the Afghan security forces but also warns of potential security threats when international support is expected to end at the end of the year.

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Cost Of Afghan Reconstruction Sets Record

Since the last Quarterly report was issued January 30th of this year, $31 billion has been spent by the U.S. in efforts to rebuild Afghanistan.

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Pentagon To Review Hairstyle Policy Following Criticism

In a letter sent to Secretary Hagel earlier this month, lawmakers said “African American women have often been required to meet unreasonable norms as it relates to acceptable standards of grooming in the workplace.”

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Former Blue Angels Officer Under Investigation For Sexual Harassment

Former Commanding Officer of the Blue Angels, the Navy’s acrobatic fighter squadron, Capt. Gregory McWherter has since been reassigned.

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Pentagon Rejects Report Of U.S. Base Overrun By Al-Qaeda

Pentagon officials claim the base was operated by Libyan personnel, not by U.S. forces in secret.

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Hagel Notifies Egypt Of Military Aid, US Certification

This is a relaxation of a partial suspension of aid imposed by the US government after Egypt’s military ousted President Mohamed Mursi cracked down violently on protesters.

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Hagel Departs For Mexico, Guatemala To Emphasize U.S. Commitment

While in Mexico, Hagel will attend the second US-Canada-Mexico North American Defense Ministerial conference to meet with the other defense leaders.

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Hagel Reviews Advances In Prosthetics And Brain-Related Technologies

The additional demonstrations included a cyberwarfare program, a direct close air support system that can be utilized via mobile technology, and advancements to the Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM)

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U.S. To Send 600 Troops To Eastern Europe For Military Exercises

The troops will be stationed in four countries in efforts to show support to U.S. allies in the region following Russian aggression in Ukraine.

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Hagel Confirms Non-Lethal U.S. Aid For Ukraine

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Wednesday that the U.S. with withhold from providing lethal aide.

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Tuesday, April 28

● Court upholds assault rifle ban

● Palestinian brothers get a SLAPPdown

● Mom’s Day will trigger wild shopping spree

● A revolution for drug injections is on horizon

● Cocaine seizure spoils family outing

● Water fluoridation should be reduced

LISTEN: The Day Ahead – April 28, 2015

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Pope Francis meets with Ban Ki-moon and the Supreme Court hears four major cases that could decide the future of same-sex marriage in the U.S.

LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – April 27, 2015

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Humanitarian aid is slow to reach Nepal after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake Saturday, and the US pledges to speed up dismantling its retired nuclear weapons.

US to Accelerate Dismantling of Retired Nukes by 20%

Secretary of State John Kerry addresses the 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. April 27, 2015. Photo: Luke Vargas/TRNS

John Kerry extends offer to Russia for both countries to reduce deployed missiles and warheads by a further one-third below New START Treaty levels.

Report: Five Journalists Working For Libyan TV Station Killed by Islamic State

The crew members, employed by a private, pro-federalist Libyan TV network, were found dead Monday.

WH Plans To Create Hostage Family Engagement Team

The White House “Hostage Family Engagement Team” initiative would provide “families full-time and direct access to professionals who can provide timely information and other necessary support during and after a hostage crisis,” a senior U.S. official has said