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Bigelow Defends Depiction Of Enhanced Interrogation

Senate lawmakers like Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) have said that the film is misleading since it suggests enhanced interrogation was a vital move in tracking bin Laden down.

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Poll: More Americans Support Hagel Nod

A plurality of Americans appear to support Chuck Hagel’s nomination as the next head of the Defense Department, according to a ABC/Washington Post poll released Tuesday.

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Schumer Backs Hagel

Chuck Hagel’s confirmation process became a little easier Tuesday after Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced that he would back the former Nebraska Senator’s nomination as Defense Secretary.

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Panetta: U.S. Won’t Send Troops Into Mali

The outgoing U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said there are no plans to put American troops “on the ground” in Mali, a west African nation that has slowly developed into a hotspot of jihadist activity.

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Former Top Army Acquisition Official Warns Against Chinese Purchase Of American Battery Maker

Citing national security concerns, Dean Popps argues that the independent Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States should block the sale of A123 Systems to Chinese-owned Wanxiang.

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Obama, Karzai To Hold Joint Presser

It will be Obama’s second formal press conference since the election, though he also took questions from reporters last month as fiscal cliff negotiations began heating up.

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Republicans Promise Tough Confirmation Hearing For Hagel

Republicans on the Senate Armed Services Committee previewed Monday what will likely be a tough confirmation process for Chuck Hagel, the President’s choice for the top spot at the Pentagon.

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Gay GOP Group Takes Out Ad Against Hagel

The Log Cabin Republicans took out a full-page ad in today’s Washington Post slamming Hagel for his record on gay rights.

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Obama Taps Hagel, Brennan

President Barack Obama officially named former Senator Chuck Hagel as Defense Secretary and Deputy National Security Adviser John Brennan as CIA Director Monday.

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WH Recognizes Fallen General Schwarzkopf

“We’ve lost an American original,” said President Obama

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LISTEN: The Weekend Ahead – October 25-27

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Elections in Tunisia and Brazil, and human rights reviews of Iraq, Iran and Egypt.

LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – October 24, 2014

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Ebola spreads to Mali, the Security Council attempts to strengthen Somalia’s arms embargo and a UN expert on immigration says it’s time for holistic reform.

Issa: CDC Chief Bumbled Ebola Response

Members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee were critical of Centers For Disease Control and the Department of Homeland Security.

NYC Mayor: New York City Fully Prepared to Handle Ebola

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A doctor who recently returned from Guinea was diagnosed with Ebola on Thursday at a New York City hospital.

Brownstein: Reducing Methane Emissions Helps Job Growth, Economy

Expanding the methane mitigation industry will help with job growth and protect the environment, according to the Chief Counsel of the U.S. Climate and Energy Program.

UN in Brief: Calm & Conflict for October 24, 2014

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UN staff returning from West Africa to ‘self-monitor’ for Ebola, human rights expert says immigration debate ‘toxic’ and Somali cargo inspections are approved.