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News Briefs November 22, 2013

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EU president says no military solution in Syria EU President Herman Van Rumpoy says there is no military solution to the ongoing conflict in Syria. Van Rumpoy spoke Nov. 21 following an EU-China summit in Beijing at which Syria and other international issues were discussed. He said that China, a U.N. Security Council member, has…

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Headlines November 20, 2013

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News: U.S.-Afghanistan reach security pact, with no apology - The United States and Afghanistan Nov. 20 reached a draft agreement on a crucial security pact, a day before thousands of Afghan elders are set to debate whether to allow U.S. troops to stay in the country after 2014.   Business: Bombardier strikes CSeries deal with Iraqi…

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News Briefs November 20, 2013

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U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,153 As of Nov. 19, 2013, at least 2,153 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. The AP count is two less than the Defense Department’s tally, last updated…

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Additional remains of Air Force pilot found

Posted November 20, 2013 by Joel Fortner

Additional remains of an Air Force pilot who died in combat in 2006 in Iraq have been found, service officials announced Nov. 19.

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Headlines November 18, 2013

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News Pentagon’s doctored ledgers conceal billions in ‘epic waste’ Linda Woodford spent the last 15 years of her career inserting phony numbers in the U.S. Department of Defense’s accounts. Every month until she retired in 2011, she says, the day came when the Navy would start dumping numbers on the Cleveland, Ohio, office of the…

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News Briefs November 18, 2013

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Ex-Fort Bragg pilot sentenced to 3 years in prison A former Fort Bragg, N.C., helicopter pilot has been sentenced to three years in prison for stealing $1.3 million in military equipment during overseas deployments. U.S. Attorney Thomas G. Walker says 41-year-old Kurt Allen Bennett was sentenced Nov. 15 in Raleigh, N.C. Bennett pleaded guilty in…

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Headlines November 15, 2013

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Business: Pentagon cuts mean more layoffs for defense giant Lockheed Martin - Lockheed Martin is cutting 4,000 jobs — 3.5 percent of its workforce — and closing or downsizing several facilities around the country as it grapples with the pressure of declining defense budgets and the recent government sequestration, the company announced Nov. 14. Lockheed job…

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News Briefs November 15, 2013

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VA pays out more than $800 million for malpractice An analysis shows that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has paid out about $845 million in malpractice cases during the past 10 years. Reporters for Cox Media Group analyzed federal treasury data and found taxpayers spent more than $800 million paying 4,426 veterans and their…

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Boeing machinists reject contract proposal

Posted November 15, 2013 by Mike Baker

Boeing machinists in the Northwest rejected a contentious contract proposal Wednesday that would have exchanged concessions for decades of secure jobs. The International Association of Machinists District 751 announced Nov. 13 that the proposal was rejected by 67 percent of the votes. Some union members had called for a no vote, protesting Boeing’s push to…

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Headlines November 13, 2013

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News: U.S. carrier group to arrive in Philippines - The USS George Washington arrives Nov. 13 in the typhoon-hit central Philippines to help bring aid to many remain who remain desperate for food and other basic necessities.   Business: Jay Inslee signs Boeing incentive bills - Washington Gov. Jay Inslee gave final approval Nov. 11 to a…

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