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Changing World Shrank Hagel's Appeal to Obama

November 24, 2014 - 10:47pm
Capital Journal: The defense secretary’s job was to help complete the exit from Middle East wars. But with Obama now considering re-entering conflicts there, that helps explains why he will be exiting his job prematurely, Gerald F. Seib writes.

Obama Calls for Peaceful Protests

November 24, 2014 - 9:40pm
Barack Obama called for peaceful protests and a restrained response from law enforcement on after a grand jury declined to indict a police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed 18-year-old in Ferguson, Mo.

Surgical Tool Gets Strongest Warning

November 24, 2014 - 5:39pm
The top U.S. health regulator warned that a common surgical tool shouldn’t be used on most women during hysterectomies, capping nearly a year of debate about a procedure that the FDA said can spread hidden cancer.

Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Expected at 8 p.m. Central

November 24, 2014 - 5:06pm
St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch will announce at 8 p.m. Central Standard Time a grand jury’s decision on whether to indict white Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.

Republicans Call for Re-Examination of Security Policy

November 24, 2014 - 5:05pm
Republican lawmakers called for a broad re-examination of U.S. national security policy as part of the confirmation process for a successor to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.

Tax Break Talks Stall

November 24, 2014 - 4:04pm
Republican and Democratic lawmakers are negotiating a possible deal to extend a raft of temporary tax breaks before year’s end, but so far the talks have produced mostly disagreement.

Wary U.S. Lawmakers Weigh Iran Nuclear-Talks Extension

November 24, 2014 - 1:44pm
The failure of Iran and Western powers to reach a nuclear agreement by Monday’s deadline reignited calls from Capitol Hill for additional sanctions against Tehran, though a number of top lawmakers cautioned against disrupting the sensitive negotiations.

Drone Flights Face FAA Hit

November 24, 2014 - 1:03pm
Highly anticipated federal rules on commercial drones are expected to require operators to have a license and limit flights to daylight hours, below 400 feet and within sight of the person at the controls.