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Top officials unaware pipeline security operated illegally

North Dakota's governor, top law officer and military leader all said Wednesday they were unaware that a private security firm hired by the developer of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline has been operating illegally in the state without a license.
13 hours 25 sec ago

Tillerson tightens limits on filling State Department jobs

Rex Tillerson is clamping down further on hiring as part of his push to overhaul the State Department, in a move likely to exacerbate concerns that a large number of unfilled jobs is diminishing his agency's role in shaping foreign policy.
13 hours 13 min ago

A look at key moments on the road to Mosul

The Islamic State group's hold on Mosul has shrunk to just about one square mile. After more than eight months of some of the most intense fighting against the militants, Iraq's Prime Minister has pledged that victory is near. Here's a look at some of the key events in the fight against ISIS in Iraq.
13 hours 18 min ago

Iraqis fight house to house for costly victory in Mosul

Gunfire echoes through the pockmarked streets as Maj. Ihab Jalil al-Aboudi's soldiers fight block by block for the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, occasionally pausing to help terrified families flee to safety across the rubble.
13 hours 28 min ago

Army partners with A&M students to help Texas colonias

The military presence was a product of the Department of Defense’s Innovative Readiness Training, a training program for active, guard and reserve service members.
13 hours 29 min ago

Mattis: No additional Syria chemical weapons activity seen

The U.S. has seen no additional activity to indicate a chemical attack is imminent in Syria since the White House threatened President Bashar Assad with retaliation if any further steps were taken, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Wednesday.
13 hours 30 min ago