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Hagel Honors Victims Of Navy Yard Massacre

The ceremony took place at the Navy Memorial located centrally between the Capitol building and the White House.

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DoD IG Report: Navy Failed To Properly Vet Contractor Access

The audit will be released “shortly,” a spokesperson for the Inspector General’s office says.

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Obama Attends 9/11 Ceremony At The Pentagon

President Obama traveled to the Pentagon Wednesday to attend the September 11th Observance Ceremony.

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Obama Extends Veterans Benefits To Same-Sex Couples

The Obama administration informed congressional leaders Wednesday it will stop enforcing a law that blocks benefits to partners of military veterans in same-sex marriages.

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DoD Clarifies Hagel’s Chemical Weapons Claim

The Pentagon released a statement Wednesday evening clarifying Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s assertion that Russia supplied the Syrian government with chemical weapons.

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U.S., Israel Conduct Missile Test Despite Syrian Tension

The Pentagon said that the “test had nothing to do with United States consideration of military action to respond to Syria’s chemical weapons attack.”

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Officials Make Case For Syria Intervention

Secretary of State John Kerry, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey will all testify on Capitol Hill.

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Administration Looking To Bypass UN, NATO On Strike Against Syria

UNDOF forces monitor the Golan Heights

There is little talk anymore within the administration of seeking U.N. or NATO support for a retaliatory military strike against Syria.

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Pentagon Reveiwing International Involvement In Syria

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said Monday that the United States would only take action on Syria with support from the international community and with legal justification.

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Hagel Meets With Danish Counterpart, Talks Afghanistan Post-2014

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel welcomed Danish Defense Minister Nicolai Wammen to the Pentagon on Wednesday.

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Gen. Austin: Coalition Can Defeat ISIL Without U.S. Combat Troops

Austin also said that more than 8,500 ISIL fighters have been killed since Operation Inherent Resolve.

Preview – Obamacare Returns to the Supreme Court

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Millions of low-income Americans’ federal healthcare subsidies are on the line as the Supreme Court takes up a challenge to the Affordable Care Act for a second time in three years

LISTEN: The Day Ahead – March 4, 2015

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Putin convenes his cabinet to talk crime, U.N. officials discuss migrant drownings in the Mediterranean and the Boston Marathon bombing trial begins.

Protestors: U.S./Israel Relationship Hinges On Nuclear Iran Deal

Israeli Prime Minister talked about Iran before Congress Tuesday – without coordinating with the White House.

LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – March 3, 2015

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The U.N. Security Council establishes a sanctions regime for South Sudan and a Cambodian court indicts two Khmer Rouge members for crimes against humanity.

White House Responds To Hillary Clinton Email Controversy

The White House defended the potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidate.