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U.S. plans to arm Iraq's Sunni tribesmen with AK-47s, RPGs, mortars 22 Nov 2014

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.

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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.

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U.S. House will fight Obama's immigration action: Boehner

- U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said on Friday that President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration has sabotaged chances for bipartisan legislation. | Video

21 Nov 2014
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Pentagon reforms aim to curb predatory sales targeting troops

WASHINGTON - Moving to curb predatory sales practices targeting U.S. military personnel, the Pentagon said on Friday it was reforming its payment system for troops to prevent them from using direct salary deductions to buy consumer goods like cars and computers.

U.S. 21 Nov 2014
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Obama signs order expanding U.S. Afghanistan role: NYT

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing a broader military mission in Afghanistan in 2015 than originally planned, the New York Times reported on Saturday.

Afghanistan 22 Nov 2014