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Obama Orders Review Of Transfers Of Military Surplus To Local Police

Obama Orders Review Of Transfers Of Military Surplus To Local PolicePresident Obama has ordered a review of federal programs that supply local law enforcement agencies with military weapons and equipment after concerns over how the police handled unrest in Ferguson, Mo., in the aftermath of the shooting death of Michael Brown.

U.S. Says Syria’s Chemical Weapons Stockpile Is Destroyed

U.S. Says Syria’s Chemical Weapons Stockpile Is DestroyedThe U.S. said Monday that all of Syria's declared chemical weapon stockpile has been destroyed.

Kurds Say They Have Retaken Strategic Mosul Dam From Militants

Kurds Say They Have Retaken Strategic Mosul Dam From MilitantsKurdish forces say they have retaken the strategic Mosul Dam from militants of the Islamic State, apparently dealing the Sunni jihadist group its first major reversal since its forces swept into Iraq in June.

Sultry Film Star Lauren Bacall Dies At 89

Sultry Film Star Lauren Bacall Dies At 89Actress Lauren Bacall, who paired with spouse Humphrey Bogart in films including The Big Sleep and Key Largo, hasdied at the age of 89, according to her family's estate.

With No Plan From Congress, Homeland Security Improvises

With No Plan From Congress, Homeland Security ImprovisesCongress left Washington without agreeing on a funding plan for the unaccompanied minors coming over the Southern U.S. border, so the Obama administration's Department of Homeland Security is creating one on its own.

In Retaliation, Russia Bans Some Food Imports From U.S., Europe

In Retaliation, Russia Bans Some Food Imports From U.S., EuropeRetaliating for sanctions placed on it by the West, Russia has announced that it is banning the import of some food from the United States and its allies.

House Cancels Vote On $659 Million Border Security Bill

House Cancels Vote On $659 Million Border Security BillHouse GOP leaders pulled the plug on a $659 million bill to deal with the influx of tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors entering the U.S. from Central America.

Bankrupt California City May Turn To Taxing Pot

Bankrupt California City May Turn To Taxing PotLots of people are making money off marijuana sales. Officials in San Bernardino, a Southern California city that filed for bankruptcy in 2012, are suggesting that it might as well profit too.

Conflict In Gaza: What You Need To Know Today

Conflict In Gaza: What You Need To Know TodayPerhaps signaling a widening of its offensive in Gaza, Israel called up 16,000 reservists on Thursday. That means Israel has activated 86,000 reservists since the conflict started.

White House Says Delayed Action On Climate Change Could Cost Billions

White House Says Delayed Action On Climate Change Could Cost BillionsIn a report issued Tuesday, the White House warned that the cost of inaction when it comes to climate change outweighs the cost of implementing more-stringent regulations on greenhouse gas emissions.