Pentagon announces decision to lift ban on women in combat roles

The Pentagon formally announced Thursday that it would lift the ban on women serving in combat positions, in one of Leon Panetta's last acts as President Obama's Defense secretary. 

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Sources: US considering new relief mission in Iraq for group under siege by ISISComments Off

The Obama administration is considering launching a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks by Islamic State militants, U.S. defense officials said Wednesday.

US economy forecast to grow by just 1.5 percent in 2014Comments Off

The Congressional Budget Office on Wednesday forecast that the U.S. economy will grow by just 1.5 percent in 2014, undermined by a poor performance during the first three months of the year.

Faux real: Obama to unveil global warming ‘treaty’Comments Off

Plan would further clamp down on U.S. industry but would rely on the promises of other nations for compliance.

D.C. tries to reinstate overturned handgun banComments Off

The District of Columbia asked a federal judge Monday to reconsider his July ruling that overturned D.C.’s ban on possessing handguns in public.

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Not too far from Hampton Roads and just nine miles north of the North Carolina border, the rural city of Franklin, Va., is home to farmland, 8,638 people and one military-grade, mine-resistant vehicle.

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