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Secret Service director: WH breach 'unacceptable'

Julia Pierson, Secret Service director

U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson called an incident in which a man scaled a fence and entered the White House "unacceptable" and told a congressional committee Tuesday she takes "full responsibility."

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Afghanistan, U.S. sign security deal

Soldiers in Afghanistan

The United States and Afghanistan signed a long-delayed security agreement Tuesday that will allow U.S. troops to stay in Afghanistan beyond the previous December deadline to withdraw.

The deal was signed by Afghan National Security Adviser Mohammad H...

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US has already spent nearly $1 billion fighting ISIS

Operational video of strike against ISIS

The first wave of U.S. military attacks against ISIS has cost nearly $1 billion, according to a military think tank.

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Poll: Big swing nationally for Dems

Donkey Elephant Democrat Republican

Five weeks before the November midterm elections, voters give Democrats an edge over Republicans, according to a CNN/ORC poll released Tuesday.

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Three courses for Obama; warm water for Modi

Indian PM Narendra Modi

Diners who attended President Barack Obama's evening meal Monday were treated to a three-course menu of fusion fare with hints of the subcontinent. Not partaking: the guest of honor, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is midway through a strict religious fast.

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Officials: Fence jumper made it far into W.H.

White House Generic File 2

The man who jumped the White House fence earlier this month and breached the mansion's doors actually made it farther than originally thought, officials said Monday.

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James Foley's family gets transit ad pulled

James Foley in bushes

A transit advertisement depicting deceased American journalist James Foley moments before he was beheaded by ISIS was pulled from circulation in New York and San Francisco.

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Next step: Keeping anti-ISIS coalition

Navy conducts strikes against ISIS targets

As military operations against ISIS continue, there is a less visible, but no less important, diplomatic front, as the United States seeks to recruit new international members and keep Arab nations committed and willing to help strike both within Iraq and Syria.

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Ex-top Washington Post editor in hospice care

Ben Bradlee

Ben Bradlee, the former top editor of The Washington Post who oversaw the paper's coverage of the Watergate scandal, is in hospice care as his health has declined over the past six weeks, his wife said in a C-SPAN interview.

Bradlee, 93, began end-of-...

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Poll: Is US hawkish or dovish?

Airstrikes over Syria 9_25_14

With the United States now launching airstrikes in Syria -- the seventh country bombed under the Obama administration---debate over foreign policy has once again ballooned, pitting the interventionist hawks against non-interventionist doves.

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