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13 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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3 men shot in Afghanistan worked for North Carolina firm

Praetorian Standard Inc. of Fayetteville identified the men slain Thursday as Walter D. Fisher of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Jason D. Landphair of Fayetteville, North Carolina; and Mathew E. Fineran of Summerville, South Carolina. The Pentagon has said the three aircraft mechanics working as Defense Department contractors were killed at the Kabul airport by a man in an Afghan ...

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JAN 31, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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5 things to know before Obama rolls out his budget Monday

[...] this year Republicans are promising to use spending bills to attack Obama's signature health care law and to roll back his order giving some immigrants relief from deportation. Previewing the detailed document to be released Monday, the White House said it would call for spending about $74 billion more next year than the painful automatic cuts Obama signed into ...

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JAN 30, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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US spokesman: Gunman in fatal Afghan attack was in uniform

WASHINGTON (AP) — The killing of three American aircraft mechanics at the Kabul airport was done by a man in an Afghan uniform who was killed at the scene of the shooting, the Pentagon said Friday. John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, said the mechanics were Defense Department contractors, but the circumstances of the attack are under investigation. The spokesman ...

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JAN 30, 2015 - Roll Call

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Pentagon Hardware Budget Fights: Fiscal 2016 Forecast, Fiscal 2015 Review

We've seen enough of the fiscal 2016 budget plan for the Pentagon from the Obama administration to get a sense of where it comes down on some of the biggest-ticket hardware. Let's review some of last year's biggest fights, and where they might go this year.

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JAN 29, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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U.S. military pay reforms could save $12 billion yearly: panel

By David Alexander WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A congressionally appointed panel on U.S. military compensation recommended overhauling retirement and healthcare benefits on Thursday to improve services offered to troops and families while cutting costs by up to $12.6 billion annually. The nine-member panel, including former military leaders and lawmakers, recommended the Pentagon broaden its retirement benefits to provide 401(K)-style savings plans ...

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