Daily Archives: December 2, 2016

House Passes $611B Defense Policy Bill by Wide Margin

The House has approved a $611 billion defense policy bill that rejects a number of President Barack Obama’s proposals for managing the nation’s vast military enterprise. Lawmakers passed the legislative…

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Death Toll From Tennessee Wildfires Rises to 13

The death toll from wildfires that ravaged the Great Smoky Mountains has risen to 13, including a person who appears to have had a heart attack while fleeing the flames.…

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Trump to Nominate Mattis for Defense Secretary

Donald Trump is turning to a military man to steer the U.S. military, choosing retired Gen. James Mattis, who will be the first career officer to lead the Pentagon since…

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Stolen Dachau Gate Believed Found in Norway

German police say the wrought iron gate to the Nazis’ Dachau concentration camp that was stolen two years ago appears to have been found in western Norway. Bavarian police said…

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Beit Meir Residents Evacuated Over Asbestos Threat

Thursday’s major rainstorms were not sufficient to remove all marks of last week’s wave of wildfires – and for residents of Beit Meir in the Yerushalayim Hills, the rain has not…

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FOCUS: Candidates, Issues in Austria Presidential Election

Austria holds presidential elections on Sunday in a contest pitting a left-leaning contender against a right-winger supported by a populist anti-immigration party. Beyond the contest for the largely ceremonial office,…

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