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15 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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U.S. To 'Fine Tune' Iraq Strategy In Light Of Ramadi Debacle

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pentagon leaders are trying to "fine tune" U.S. strategy for ousting the Islamic State group from Iraq, focusing on faster and better training and arming of Sunni tribes whose combat role is central to reversing the extremists' advances, senior U.S. officials said Thursday. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, speaking to reporters while traveling to Asia, said he told ...

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MAY 27, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Michelle Obama Is The 'Hugger-In-Chief'

First lady Michelle Obama is "the hugger-in-chief," according to White House photographer Pete Souza. On Wednesday, Souza posted a series of photos on Medium.com, with an intro noting that Obama enjoys hugging almost anyone she meets. "My staff and I have been photographing her since Inauguration Day, and as the following photographs clearly show, she’s been hugging people nonstop since ...

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MAY 22, 2015 - New Yorker

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Goodbye, Dave

Until last night, according to my local CBS affiliate’s nightly news broadcast, the most-watched episode of “Late Show with David Letterman” was a 1994 episode featuring Michael J. Fox, the Spin Doctors, and Roger Daltrey. The newscast played a clip of Daltrey talking about “yobs,” and then the anchors thanked Letterman, threw their cards at the screen, and clapped. It was a sendoff ...

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MAY 22, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Here's Why You're Able To Enjoy That Memorial Day Barbecue Instead Of Working

If you're not in the office on Memorial Day, thank your company. But government policy may have played a role in that as well, even if you aren't a federal employee. Congress declared the first federal holidays in the 1870s -- a handful of observances, though Memorial Day wasn't one of them, according to a 2014 Congressional Research Service report. ...

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MAY 18, 2015 - American Prospect

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Poised for Prosperity?

This article appears in the Spring 2015 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here. Celebrate our 25th Anniversary with us by clicking here for a free download of this special issue. History doesn’t repeat itself, but as Mark Twain famously suggested, it occasionally rhymes. About 15 years ago, I partnered with Janet Yellen—who has since gone on to bigger and better things—to write a ...

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