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Pentagon to successors: Keep focus on cyber, space, nukes

Regardless of who wins the U.S. presidential election, top Pentagon leaders will urge their successors to focus on four top priorities - cyber, space, nuclear deterrent and electronic warfare, U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work said.

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85 million Takata air bags may still face recall

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. auto safety regulators said on Wednesday there were about 85 million un-recalled Takata…

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Russia jets make ‘simulated attack,’ pass near U.S. destroyer

Two Russian warplanes flew simulated attack passes near a U.S. guided missile destroyer in the Baltic Sea on Tuesday, the U.S. military said, with one official describing them as one of the most aggressive interactions in recent memory.

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Obama names cyber experts from business, academia to new panel

After high-profile hacks in the private sector and an embarrassing theft of information from government personnel files, President Barack Obama this year set up a Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity.

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Senate panel releases draft of controversial encryption bill

The proposal arrives just days after an earlier draft leaked online and drew fire from security researchers and civil liberties advocates who warned it would undermine Internet security and expose personal data to hackers.

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Trump looking to build relations among U.S. lawmakers

As Republican front-runner Donald Trump takes steps to build out his relationship in Washington as part of a final push to win the presidential nomination, his campaign continues to be lightning rod for many opponents incensed by his stand on immigration.

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Long-stalled email privacy bill advances in Congress

The House Judiciary Committee voted 28-0 to approve the Email Privacy Act, which would update a decades-old law to mandate federal authorities get a warrant to access emails or other digital communications that are more than 180 days old.

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GOP befriends airline passengers – up to a point

Republican leaders are lauding an aviation policy bill before the Senate as the friendliest measure for airline passengers in years, but there are limits to friendship.

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Most voters say ‘meh’ – at best – on the presidential field

A new poll shows that a majority of Americans believe none of the remaining candidates for president represents their opinions at least somewhat well.

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Poll: Clinton, Sanders tied in support among Democrats

The top contenders in both the Democratic and the Republican presidential nominating races have roughly equal support among members of their respective parties, according to a national poll released on Tuesday.

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Kerry defends trade deals against campaign attacks

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry defended a 12-nation Pacific trade agreement on Tuesday against what he suggested was fear-mongering by the leading U.S. presidential candidates.

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10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, April 13

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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Senate Judiciary chairman Grassley tells Garland no hearings

Merrick Garland, President Barack Obama's U.S. Supreme Court selection, failed to persuade Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley during a private meeting on Tuesday to hold confirmation hearings on his nomination.

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Health official: Zika ‘scarier than we initially thought’

The CDC says the type of mosquito in which the virus is carried is present in more U.S. states than initially thought.

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Democrats look for political advantage on Equal Pay Day

Tuesday marks Equal Pay Day, a symbolic event dramatizing how much longer it takes a woman to earn as much as a man — and an annual opportunity for Democrats to lambast Republicans for inaction on the issue.

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As Islamic State is pushed back in Iraq, worries about what’s next

As U.S.-led offensives drive back Islamic State in Iraq, concern is growing among U.S. and U.N. officials that efforts to stabilize liberated areas are lagging, creating conditions that could help the militants endure as an underground network.

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Trump blasts ‘rigged’ rules on picking Republican delegates

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump lashed out at what he called the party's "rigged" delegate selection rules on Monday after rival Ted Cruz swept all of Colorado's 34 delegates over the weekend.

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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, April 12

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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3 weeks ago

Gas prices jump by 8 cents over past 3 weeks

The average price of gasoline has jumped by 8 cents over the past three weeks, to $2.10 a gallon for regular grade.

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Senate primary-race pressures work against Obama’s court nominee

President Barack Obama is maintaining pressure on the Senate to approve his Supreme Court nominee, but the need for Republican U.S. senators seeking re-election to keep conservative voters happy before primary elections in the coming months is working against him.

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Bellingham Schools’ Superintendent “walks in the shoes” of LGBTQ students

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