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Hagel resigns as Defense Secretary, official says 11:10am EST

WASHINGTON - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has resigned, the first major cabinet change after Obama's Democrats were routed in mid-term elections three weeks ago. | Video

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U.S. troops to remain in Baltics, Poland next year

VILNIUS - The United States will keep troops in Poland and the Baltic states for at least the next year as tensions with Russia remain, the commander of U.S. land forces in Europe said on Sunday.

World, Russia 23 Nov 2014
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U.S. plans to arm Iraq's Sunni tribesmen with AK-47s, RPGs, mortars

WASHINGTON - The United States plans to buy arms for Sunni tribesmen in Iraq including AK-47s, rocket-propelled grenades and mortar rounds to help bolster the battle against Islamic State militants in Anbar province, according to a Pentagon document prepared for Congress.

World, Iraq 22 Nov 2014
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Obama's day off: Golf with baseball great Derek Jeter

NORTH LAS VEGAS Nev. - Of all the more than 200 rounds of golf Barack Obama has played as president, his outing on Saturday will probably prove to be a highlight: Teeing it up with New York Yankees great Derek Jeter.

U.S. 22 Nov 2014

In Chicago, contenders make hard push to get on mayoral ballot

CHICAGO - Standing outside a drugstore in the bitter Chicago wind, Jonathan Todd shared tips with a fellow volunteer on how to collect signatures to get their candidate on the mayoral ballot.

21 Nov 2014

U.S. judge blocks New Jersey sports betting law

- A U.S. federal judge on Friday blocked a New Jersey law that would have allowed legal betting on sporting events at some places in the state.

Sports 21 Nov 2014