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Hagel, under pressure, resigns as defense secretary 3:59pm EST

WASHINGTON - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned on Monday, leaving under pressure as President Barack Obama faces critical national security challenges, including fighting Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and revising plans to exit Afghanistan. | Video

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Obama widens post-2014 combat role for U.S. forces in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON/KABUL - President Barack Obama has approved plans to give U.S. military commanders a wider role to fight the Taliban alongside Afghan forces after the current mission ends next month, a senior administration official said.

Afghanistan 23 Nov 2014
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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.

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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