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Paris Attacks May Prompt More Aggressive U.S. Strategy on ISIS

November 14, 2015
Peter Baker | The New York Times
When the Islamic State stormed onto the scene in Syria and Iraq, it seemed focused on seizing territory in its own neighborhood. But in the last two weeks, the so-called soldiers of the caliphate appear to have demonstrated a chilling reach, with terrorist attacks against Russia, in Lebanon and now in Europe.
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President Obama presents Medal of Honor to Army Capt. Florent Groberg

November 12, 2015
President Obama presented Army Capt. Florent Groberg with the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military honor, during a ceremony at the White House Thursday.
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Hillary Clinton revives story of trying to join the Marines

November 12, 2015
Jeff Zeleny, Dan Merica | CNN
As the U.S. Marine Corps turns 240 years old this week, Hillary Clinton dusted off an old story that has previously been met with skepticism: When the Yale-educated lawyer moved to Arkansas in 1975, she says she tried to join the Marines.
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Obama honors veterans in annual observance of Veterans Day

November 11, 2015
President Obama​ participated in a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery​ to honor the nation's veterans. In the annual #VeteransDay observance, Obama laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns and urged Americans to remember veterans long past today.
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Obama Sends Special Operations Forces to Help Fight ISIS in Syria

October 31, 2015
Peter Baker, Helene Cooper | The New York Times
President Obama announced on Friday that he had ordered several dozen Special Operations troops into Syria for the first open-ended mission by United States ground forces in that country, deepening American involvement in a war he has tried to avoid for more than four years.

Republicans Debate the Economy, Paul Ryan Elected House Speaker & Obama Authorizes Boots on Ground in Syria

October 30, 2015
CNBC hosts the third Republican debate, Rep. Paul Ryan replaces John Boehner, and Obama authorizes boots on the ground in Syria.
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Lincoln Chafee's Brief & Unspectacular Campaign, FBI Probes Benghazi, Obama Vetoes Defense Bill and Debt Ceiling Deadline Approaches

October 23, 2015
Hillary Clinton’s email’s investigated by FBI, Lincoln Chafee’s presidential run comes to an end, Obama vetoes defense bill, and debt ceiling deadline approaches.
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The little-known causes and physical side effects of PTSD

October 22, 2015
Yochi Dreazen, managing editor of Foreign Policy magazine and a regular Washington Week panelist, provides a glimpse into the history of PTSD and elaborates on both the surprising sources and the physical side effects that have only recently been recognized as associated with the condition. Learn more about Yochi's research and his in-depth story of one family determined to make a difference in his book, The Invisible Front.

Democrats Spar in First Debate, Obama Slows Afghan Troop Withdrawal and 2016 Fundraising Reports

October 16, 2015
The first Democratic debate of the election season lands in Las Vegas, the FEC releases campaign filings, Obama delays withdrawing troops from Afghanistan.
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