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Midday Roundup: Congress approves $305 billion transportation spending bill

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Clearing a bottleneck. Both the Senate and House voted last night to approve a transportation bill that allocates $305 billion over five years to upgrade the…

Midday Roundup: More U.S. troops joining the fight against ISIS

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Boots on the ground. The United States will send a new commando unit to combat ISIS, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced Tuesday. The troops will…

Midday Roundup: Rudder problem, pilot error caused AirAsia plane crash

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Rudderless flight. The team investigating the crash of an AirAsia plane in the Java Sea last year has determined a rudder problem and pilot error brought…

Midday Roundup: Putin to stop bombing Syrian rebels, focus on ISIS

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | The enemy of my enemy. Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed yesterday to focus air raids on Islamic State (ISIS) targets in Syria. Russia joined military…

Midday Roundup: Russian pilot says Turkey shot without warning

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Conflicting reports. Syrian and Russian forces have rescued one of the pilots from the plane Turkey shot down Tuesday. The Russian pilot said the cockpit…

NATO supports Turkey in dispute with Russia over downed fighter jet

By Lynde Langdon
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International | UPDATE: After an emergency meeting, NATO member states rallied to show support for Turkey in its dispute with Russia over a downed fighter plane. U.S. and…

Midday Roundup: New Yorkers urged not to panic over ISIS threat video

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Stoking fear. New York City police urged residents not to panic today after the Islamic State released a video showing images of Times Square. Officials…

Globe Trot: Boko Haram kills 32 with Nigerian marketplace blast

By Mindy Belz
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International | NIGERIA: A blast at a street market in Yola has killed 32 and injured more than 80. “The bomber enticed children to gather around him for money and he then…

Midday Roundup: Russia prescribes a curious cure for Syrian conflict

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Taking the lead. Russia is circulating a plan at the United Nations aimed at ending the Syrian civil war. It calls for drafting a new Syrian constitution that…

Globe Trot: Burmese opposition party poised for sweeping election victory

By Mindy Belz
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International | BURMA: The Guardian is live-updating results from elections in Burma (also known as Myanmar), where the opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) appears…

NATO war games send scripted warning to Russia

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | The largest NATO exercise in Europe since 2002 concluded last week with a huge, one-hour choreographed battle involving 1,800 ground troops from 12 NATO…

Midday Roundup: Company pulls plug on Keystone XL approval process

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Pipeline pause. TransCanada Corp, the company behind the Keystone XL oil pipeline, has asked the U.S. government to postpone consideration of its application…

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