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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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Helicopter Crash Kills 6 US Troops In Afghanistan, 1 Wounded

A Defense Official confirmed with TRNS that this would bring US troops casualties to 130 for 2013

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Hagel Welcomes Budget Deal

Under the proposed budget deal, the Pentagon would receive $520.5 billion in 2014, just shy of the $527 billion requested by Obama

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Pentagon Announces Military Assistance To Central African Republic

There will be no US troops involved in the military assistance but rather aircraft to transport African troops to the region

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What’s Next For LGBT Activist Campaigns?

TRNS examines the future of LGBT activism following last week’s historic same-sex marriage ruling.

The World in 2:00 – July 3, 2015

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Recapping the latest developments in blasphemy, idolatry and defamation from Egypt to Iceland, Saudi Arabia to FIFA’s executive offices.

Friday, July 3

● June yields a glowing job creation report

● BP to settle oil spill for $18.7 billion

● Pakistan weapons trail began in Maryland pizzeria

● Court victory evaporates for unpaid interns

● Indiana sex offenders bring suit to pray

● Divestiture ordered for supermarket merger

Women In Tech: Brit Morin

The founder and CEO of Brit + Co. discusses homemaking in the digital age.

The Day Ahead – July 3, 2015

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The U.K. pays tribute to 30 of its citizens killed in Tunisia last week and a Russian rocket blasts off to resupply the ISS after Sunday’s SpaceX explosion

Pentagon: Drone Strike Kills ISIL Leader

Another ISIL member was also killed in the strike.