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  1. Pentagon Says Global Cyber Threat Is GrowingRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2015 | Switched

    The United States on Thursday disclosed a cyber intrusion this year by Russian hackers who accessed an unclassified U.S. military network, in a episode Defense Secretary Ash Carter said showed the growing threat and the improving U.S. ability to respond. Carter cited the newly declassified incident during an address at Stanford University, in which he also warned the Pentagon was ready to help defend America's networks and to use cyber weaponry, if needed.


  2. What We Can Learn From Britt McHenryRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2015 | Switched

    We are living in an Orwellian "Big Brother" surveillance state. It's a big issue and it deserves our attention, but the government is not in the habit of publicly embarrassing people by releasing edited versions of the surveillance video it captures.


  3. Jerry Warren, Former White House Press Secretary, Dies At 84Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2015 | Switched

    A group of American Republican Party politicians at a press conference at the White House during the Watergate crisis; from left to right, Deputy Press Secretary Gerald "Jerry" Warren, Senator Barry Goldwater and John Rhodes, the House Minority Leader. It was at this meeting that Barry Goldwater informed President Nixon that impeachment could not be avoided and subsequently Nixon resigned.


  4. Deaf Immigrant Jailed For 6 Weeks With No Interpreter Over Crime He Didn't CommitRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2015 | Switched

    In this photo taken Feb. 27, 2015, Abreham Zemedagegehu, seated in a conference room of lawyer's office in Washington, discusses the lawsuit he filed against the Arlington, Va., sheriff in federal court. Zemedagegehu, a U.S. citizen who was born in Ethiopia, learned that he'd been accused of stealing an iPad _ an iPad whose owner later found it. 1 comment

  5. Ash Carter Sworn In As Defense SecretaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2015 | Switched

    New U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter was sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden in a ceremony at the White House on Tuesday after the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly voted to confirm him last week. Carter, 60, served from 2011 to 2013 as deputy defense secretary, the Pentagon's No.


  6. 10 Novel Ways To Drop The Weight FastRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | Switched

    Eat fewer carbs. Reduce portion size. Exercise more. All are solid strategies for shedding unwanted pounds.


  7. Five Key Moments for Pregnant Workers in 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2014 | Switched

    Without a doubt, 2014 has been a busy year for the law on pregnancy discrimination, with The Supreme Court, federal courts, states and the media getting into the act. 1. The Supreme Court Takes Up the Young v.


  8. Ashton Carter Chosen As Nominee To Succeed Chuck Hagel As Defense Secretary: ReportsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2014 | Switched

    Ashton Carter, former deputy defense secretary, will be nominated to succeed Chuck Hagel as defense secretary, CNN and the AP report . According to the AP , White House officials insisted no final decision has been reached.


  9. Michelle Flournoy, Top Candidate For Defense Secretary, Bows OutRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2014 | Switched

    US Under Secretary of Defence Michelle Flournoy looks on during a meeting with her Chinese counterpart Ma Xiaotian at the Bayi Building in Beijing on December 7, 2011. Flournoy held talks with her Chinese counterpart after ties were strained by US plans to station troops in Australia.


  10. John Boehner Calls For Shift In Military Strategy Along With Chuck Hagel ReplacementRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2014 | Switched

    John Boehner, who leads Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives, said on Monday that the selection of a replacement for Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense must be accompanied by a new look at U.S. military policies. "This personnel change must be part of a larger re-thinking of our strategy to confront the threats we face abroad, especially the threat posed by the rise of ISIL," Boehner, the House speaker, said in a statement, signaling a potential tough tone by Republicans in Congress on the appointment.


  11. The Power Of Pets For Veterans With PTSDRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2014 | Switched

    As we dedicate Veteran's Day to paying homage to the thousands of brave men and women who protect our country, we also recognize those organizations that work tirelessly to help veterans reintegrate back into society. One of those organizations is Stiggy's Dogs , which trains shelter dogs to work with veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.


  12. Chuck Hagel Sports A Face Bandage After Minor Kitchen AccidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2014 | Switched

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel appeared at a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery with a bandage on his cheek. Pentagon officials said the bandage was a result of a minor kitchen accident needing no stitches, but offered no details.


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