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News updates from on and around Capitol Hill.

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● European tobacco suit clears legal hurdle

● Begging at airport is not protected activity

● Hanford whistleblower gets job and back pay

● Car lender fined for distorted credit reporting

● Car recall data goes online

● Warren Buffett’s fine: 5 shares

Pentagon Announces Failed Hostage Rescue Mission

The rescue operation, conducted “earlier this summer,” was an attempt to free American hostages believed to be held in Syria by the terrorist group, the Islamic State

LISTEN: The World in Two Minutes – August 20, 2014

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Global reaction to the killing of American journalist James Foley. President Obama says justice will be served, while the UK warns of risks to the homeland.

Pentagon Considering More Troops In Iraq

While the decision is still underway, U.S. senior officials say that no more than 300 U.S. military personnel would travel to Baghdad

World Is ‘Appalled’ By Foley Execution, Obama Says

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“No just God would stand for what they did yesterday or every single day,” Obama said.

Polls: 74% Of Blacks, 88% Of Whites Have Confidence In Police

25 percent of blacks and 12 percent of whites said that they have “very little” to no confidence.