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Report Says Trade Deal Would Boost U.S. Economy, But Opponents Say No

If Congress were to approve the TransPacific Partnership, the economy would expand by .15 percent by 2032, according to a report by the U.S. International Trade Commission.
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U.S. Enlarges Its Military Footprint In Eastern Europe, To Mixed Reviews

In Poland and Romania, some are happy to have new U.S. bases in light of recent Russian moves. But others say the most likely result will be heightened tensions with Moscow.
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Senate Confirms Eric Fanning, First Openly Gay Leader Of Military Service

Eight months after President Obama nominated Fanning to the position of Army secretary, the Senate confirmed the appointment.
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He Was Caught Trying To Join ISIS, Now He's In Jihadi Rehab

A Somali-American, who pleaded guilty to attempting to join the Islamic State, has been approved for America's first jihadi rehab program. His counselor explains the de-radicalization process.
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Marine Raiders Keep Low Profile Among U.S. Special Operations Forces

When it comes to the U.S. military's special operations forces, names like Navy SEALs and Army Green Berets probably come to mind. But the Marines have a unit that's not very well-known: the Raiders.
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Retired CIA Agent Confirms U.S. Role In Nelson Mandela's 1962 Arrest

NPR's Kelly McEvers interviews Aislinn Laing of The Telegraph about reaction to an interview with retired CIA agent Donald Rickard, acknowledging that he helped the South African apartheid-era government arrest Nelson Mandela. She says many in South Africa suspected the CIA's involvement, but before now, there was no documentation.
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Without Naming Him, Obama Takes Aim At Trump During Rutgers Commencement

"Ignorance is not a virtue," the president told Rutgers University's class of 2016, in an apparent critique of Donald Trump. He called for embracing an interconnected world over building walls.
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Donald Trump Is About To Start Getting Intelligence Briefings

When it's obvious who the nominees will be, presidential candidates get intelligence briefings. That's about to start.
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In Racial Profiling Lawsuit, Ariz. Judge Rules Sheriff Arpaio In Contempt Of Court

The judge says Joe Arpaio has repeatedly and knowingly violated his orders to cease policing tactics against Latinos that he says amount to systemic racial profiling.
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Checking In On The U.S. Forces In Afghanistan

We hear a lot less about Afghanistan these days, but America's longest war isn't over. The U.S. military still has nearly 10,000 personnel in the country assisting the Afghans.

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