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U.S. to Meet Target of Admitting 10,000 Syrian Refugees

By Ayesha Rascoe and Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON, Aug 29 – The Obama administration will meet its goal of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees this fiscal year a month ahead of schedule and is working with Congress to increase the target by a few thousand in 2017, the White House said on Monday. The 10,000th Syrian refugee

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Trump Draws Even with Clinton in National White House Poll

By Ginger Gibson and Amanda Becker WASHINGTON, May 12 – Republican Donald Trump pulled even with Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Wednesday, in a dramatic early sign that the Nov. 8 presidential election might be more hotly contested than first thought. While much can change in the six months until

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White House To Make Decision on 9/11 Report By June: Bob Graham

By Diane Bartz WASHINGTON, April 25 – The White House will likely make a decision by June on whether it will release some classified material withheld from the public 9/11 Commission Report, a former U.S. senator who co-chaired the congressional inquiry into the attacks said on Sunday. The withheld section of the official report on

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White House Concerned Russia Moving Military Equipment into Syria

By Roberta Rampton and John Irish RIYADH/GENEVA, April 21  – The United States said on Thursday it was concerned about reports that Russia is moving more military equipment into Syria to bolster President Bashar Al Assad with a truce in tatters and peace talks in meltdown. Fighting raged across Syria after the truce, brokered by

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Trump Takes New Steps To Reset His Campaign

By Steve Holland and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON, April 14 – Republican front-runner Donald Trump took fresh steps to reset his campaign on Wednesday, hiring a top Republican operative and scheduling a meeting between aides and U.S. lawmakers as he girds for a new phase in his White House bid. Trump is under pressure to professionalize

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Israel’s Netanyahu Declines Offer to Meet With Obama

By Matt Spetalnick and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON, March 8 – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has declined an offer to meet U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House later this month and canceled his trip to Washington, the White House said on Monday. Netanyahu’s decision to nix his U.S. visit marked the latest episode

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Former U.S. First Lady Nancy Reagan Dies at 94

By Will Dunham March 6 – Nancy Reagan, the former actress who was fiercely protective of husband Ronald Reagan through a Hollywood career, eight years in the White House, an assassination attempt and Alzheimer’s disease, died Sunday at age 94, the Reagan library said. Reagan became one of the most influential first ladies in U.S. history during

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U.S. Military Invites Pre-Approved Experts to ‘Hack the Pentagon’

By Andrea Shalal SAN FRANCISCO, March 2 – The Pentagon on Wednesday invited outside hackers who have been vetted to test the cyber security of some public U.S. Defense Department websites as part of a pilot project next month, the first such program ever by the federal government. “Hack the Pentagon” is modeled after similar

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Connecticut Welcomes Syrian Refugee Family After Indiana Slams Door

By Scott Malone Nov 18 – A family of Syrian refugees has settled in Connecticut after the Republican governor of Indiana, where the trio had been headed, said he did not want new refugees fleeing Syria’s civil war to enter his state, officials said on Wednesday. The family included a father, a mother and their

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