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DoD Announces Plans To Destroy Syrian Chemical Weapons

This operation comes as part of an agreement reached in September between Syria, Russia and the US to destroy Syria’s stockpile by the middle of next year.

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Hagel Announces Cuts In Civilian Workforce, Military Contracts

The cuts would amount to $1 billion from 2014 to 2019.

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Obama Nominates Christine Fox As DoD Deputy Secretary

Fox will be the highest-ranking woman to ever serve in the Pentagon.

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Hagel Emphasizes Threat Of Climate Change

“Climate change does not directly cause conflict, but it can add to the challenges of global instability, hunger, poverty, and conflict,” Hagel said.

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Karzai Rejects US Security Agreement Deadline

U.S. Defense Secretary in turn threatens to halt post-war plans.

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Report: Military Suicide Rate Drops 22%

As of October 27th, there have been 245 suicides by active-duty service members in 2013.

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IG: Contractor Aided Insurgency, Accessed Coalition Facility

Zurmat Group has been involved in “networks that provide components used to make improvised explosive devices.”

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DoD To Increase Aid To Philippines

The Department of Defense announced Tuesday that it will increase aid to the Philippines, which was battered late last week by the worst typhoon in recorded history.

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Hagel Continues To Fight Against Sequestration

“These cuts are too fast, too abrupt and too irresponsible,” Hagel said.

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Report: US Intelligence Suggests Syria May Hide Some Chemical Weapons

Antakya, Syria

“There are various threads of information that would shake our confidence,” one U.S. official told CNN.

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7.8 Earthquake Hits Capital City Of Nepal, Death Toll Exceeds 1,500

With a population of 700,000, the earthquake has left the capital city of Kathmandu in rubbles with many still feared trapped and missing

LISTEN: The Weekend Ahead – April 25-27, 2015

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White House correspondents enjoy their yearly gala on Saturday, the world’s least happy nation votes for its president and a major EU-Ukraine summit begins Monday.

Holder Bids Farewell

“This is something that has meant the world to me, it has helped define me as an individual and as a lawyer, as a man,” Holder said in his farewell speech.

LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – April 24, 2015

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The White House explains its drone policy after the death of two hostages in Pakistan and the latest World Happiness Report reveals the stark impact of the Great Recession.

Statue Of Liberty Evacuated

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The monument was evacuated after a reported suspicious package was discovered on the grounds.

Mitt Romney On Clinton Foundation Donations: ‘It looks like bribery’

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is facing criticism over money donated to her family’s foundation while serving as Secretary of State in trade for approved uranium sales