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Mattis: Actions in Ukraine Show Russia’s Word Cannot Be Trusted

By Jim Garamone – Defense.gov WASHINGTON — Russia’s seizure of three Ukrainian ships in the Sea of Azov in contradiction to signed treaties and the Law of the Sea show that Russia cannot be counted on to keep its word, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said at the Pentagon today. Defense Secretary James N. Mattis discusses Russia’s seizure of three Ukrainian ...

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U.S. Setting Up Observation Posts in Syria to Keep ISIS From Entering Turkey

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By Terri Moon Cronk – Defense.gov U.S. forces are establishing observation posts in Northeast Syria to further deny escape routes to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve told Pentagon reporters today. Army Col. Sean Ryan, speaking via teleconference from Baghdad, updated reporters on ongoing operations in Iraq and Syria ...

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This CBP Beagle Isn’t Your Typical Canine

CBP Canine handler and partner Frodo

Chicago, IL— Imagine being less than two feet tall and having to navigate the luggage carousel at one of the busiest airports in America. This could be a daunting and intimidating task, but every day one non-intimidating canine battles through the large crowds sniffing backpacks and luggage looking for food. Frodo, a Beagle, is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) ...

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7 Easy Employee Engagement Tips to Transform Your Business

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Deep down your employees want to do much more than you may think. Do you view them as a difficult bunch that will never live up to your expectations? Or perhaps you know there’s more to them but you’re not sure how to activate that potential. For both these groups, I have one message: Their performance levels are mostly up ...

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5 Challenges Self Employed People Face in Managing Finances

While self-employment offers outstanding fulfillment, it comes with a good share of challenges. Unlike most employees who lead a comfortable life with a certain paycheck and tax requirements, self-employment individuals have to cope with different sets of financial encounters. Even when you are used to this industry, you have to deal with the challenges. The industry is growing steadily with ...

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Poll shows support for President Trump’s strategy on trade with China

A new poll shows overwhelming support for the stance President Trump is taking on the issue of the China trade deficit. Meanwhile, Mr. Trump’s strategy appears to be making progress. On Tuesday, China’s President Xi Jinping issued a statement indicating negotiations, not a trade war, may be in the offing. Xi said “Openness versus isolation and progress versus retrogression, humanity has a major ...

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Job growth remains solid despite tightening labor market

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Employment increased by 228,000 jobs in November after increasing by 244,000 jobs in October. As the labor market is tightening, employment growth has been gradually slowing in the past couple of years. Is the acceleration in economic activity in recent quarters reversing this trend? The noise created by the hurricanes is making this difficult to answer, but November’s stronger than ...

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Physician Group Slams McCain for Failure to Repeal Obamacare

John McCain

TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 25, 2017  –PRN– Arizona’s senior senator John McCain, who campaigned vigorously on a promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or ObamaCare), is now a hero of the Democrats for his one-man blockade of the Republicans’ latest effort to make slight modifications in ACA, stated the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS). “He is making the process the ...

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Mortgage Rates Mostly Steady Amid Summer Doldrum

Home for sale

NEW YORK, Aug. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Mortgage rates were little changed this week, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate holding at 4.04 percent, according to Bankrate.com’s weekly national survey. The average 30-year fixed mortgage has an average of 0.25 discount and origination points. The larger jumbo 30-year fixed dipped to 4.03 percent, and the average 15-year fixed mortgage rate inched ...

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Hate is not a political strategy

It’s time for solidarity as a nation ‘Hate is not a political strategy’ WASHINGTON, JUNE 23 – “Hate is not a political strategy,” says Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens. “We need a time out from the political vitriol that has been dividing our nation since President Donald Trump was elected last November. There have been ...

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Disloyal Opposition

Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi

‘The opposition, if they are loyal, needs to show solidarity for the needs of the nation’ WASHINGTON, DC, June 16 – “It turns out that passing legislation has taken a back seat to a coordinated attempt to disrupt the legislative process as a means of attacking President Trump,” according to Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens. ...

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