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Federal Spending Bill Allocates $527 Billion To Pentagon

The spending bill would also reverse the planned military pension cuts of $6 billion to military retirees.

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Gates Says Clinton Would Be A Good President

Gates’ soon-to-be released memoir, entitled “Duty,” included harsh criticism of a number of figures in the White House.

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2013 Deadliest Year In Iraq In Five Years

Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that the U.S. will not send any troops into Iraq, but will nevertheless offer assistance.

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Kerry Rules Out Boots On The Ground, But Promises Iraq Help

“This is their fight, but we’re going to help them in their fight,” Kerry said.

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DoD Adjusts Imminent Danger Pay Rules

DOD adjusted the locations after conducting a periodic review that involved joint staff, combatant commands and military services

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Pentagon Cracks Down On “Spice”

The Defense Department is adding the synthetic drug to its list of restricted chemicals.

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Final Uighurs Released From GITMO

“This transfer and resettlement constitutes a significant milestone in our effort to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay,” Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby said in a statement.

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Hagel Condemns Egyptian Bombings, Extends Condolences

Three bombs have rocked the North African country in less than a week.

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Obama Gives Defense Brass One Year To Reduce Military Sexual Assaults

The Pentagon reported earlier this year that roughly 26,000 military members may have been sexually assaulted in 2012.

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DoD Finds Some Relief In Budget Deal

Chuck Hagel said that “2013 has been a challenging year for the DoD,” but added that “we are beginning to turn a page on the prolong period of fiscal uncertainty.”

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Wednesday, April 1

● FOIA suit seeks terrorists’ “hands off” list

● No tax break for “ark park”

● Physicians pick patients unevenly

● Drug ads promote unapproved use

● A candidate by any name is a candidate

● An apple a day keeps the baby away

LISTEN: The Day Ahead – April 1, 2015

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Iran celebrates Republic Day (without a nuclear deal) and Palestine’s membership in the International Criminal Court becomes official.

LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – March 31, 2015

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A big upset in Nigeria’s presidential elections, the Iranian nuclear deadline comes and goes and the U.S. releases its international climate commitments.

Obama Commutes 22 Drug Sentences, Double Over Entire Presidency

“Had they been sentenced under current laws and policies, many of these individuals would have already served their time and paid their debt to society,” a statement released by the White House reads.

Buhari Declared Victor In Nigerian Presidential Election

President Obama had issued a video message last Monday, urging the Nigerian people to shun violence, with the State Dept. congratulating the people of Nigeria “who exercised their civic duty by going to the polls.”

WH: Iran Talks Could Continue Past Tuesday Deadline

Echoing the White House, State spokeswoman Marie Harf said that ‎”we’ve made enough progress in the last days to merit staying until Wednesday. There are several difficult issues still remaining.”‎