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Pentagon: U.S. military operations in Iraq cost $7.5 million per day

Pentagon: U.S. military operations in Iraq cost $7.5 million per day

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 (UPI) --The U.S. Department of Defense acknowledged Friday that the cost of military operations in Iraq is becoming more expensive.
JC Finley
NATO-Ukraine Commission holds extraordinary meeting in response to Russian military aggression

NATO-Ukraine Commission holds extraordinary meeting in response to Russian military aggression

BRUSSELS, Aug. 29 (UPI) --The NATO-Ukraine Commission convened an extraordinary session on Friday at the request of Ukraine to discuss Russia's escalated military aggression.
JC Finley
Putin mocks trapped Ukrainian soldiers, urges rebels to release them

Putin mocks trapped Ukrainian soldiers, urges rebels to release them

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 (UPI) --Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko ordered a reinstatement of national military conscription in response to what appears to be a full-scale Russian invasion.
Gabrielle Levy
Obama speaks on Iraq, Syria, the Islamic State threat, and Ukraine

Obama speaks on Iraq, Syria, the Islamic State threat, and Ukraine

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) --U.S. President Barack Obama spoke Thursday about the conflicts in Iraq and Syria, acknowledging that with regard to the latter: "We don't have a strategy yet."
JC Finley
U.K. officials surround Cardiff Castle with 'Ring of Steel' for NATO summit

U.K. officials surround Cardiff Castle with 'Ring of Steel' for NATO summit

CARDIFF, Wales, Aug. 28 (UPI) --U.K. security officials are preparing for the NATO summit in September by placing a "Ring of Steel" along the perimeter of Cardiff Castle and Newport in Wales.
Aileen Graef
Rand Paul slams Hillary Clinton over Syria policy

Rand Paul slams Hillary Clinton over Syria policy

NEW YORK, Aug. 28 (UPI) --Rand Paul said in a newspaper editorial Thursday that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's policy on Syria could have given power to the Islamic State.
Ed Adamczyk
Kirsten Gillibrand called 'porky,' 'chubby,' 'fat' by male colleagues

Kirsten Gillibrand called 'porky,' 'chubby,' 'fat' by male colleagues

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) --When someone mentions "pork" on Capitol Hill, they mean spending, but Kirsten Gillibrand says her male colleagues used it in a less flattering way.
Gabrielle Levy
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal sues Obama over Common Core

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal sues Obama over Common Core

BATON ROUGE, La., Aug. 27 (UPI) --Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal called the Common Core standards an attempt "to strip away states' rights," as he sued President Obama on Wednesday.
Frances Burns
Obama's plan calls for computer chip implants to help soldiers heal

Obama's plan calls for computer chip implants to help soldiers heal

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 (UPI) --President Obama is backing a unique program aimed at developing computer chip implants that well monitor and augment an injured soldier's nervous system.
Brooks Hays
Medal of Honor to be awarded to Civil War soldier

Medal of Honor to be awarded to Civil War soldier

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 (UPI) --President Obama will award the Medal of Honor to an unusual recipient next month: Civil War Union soldier Alonzo H. Cushing.
Gabrielle Levy
Report blasts Phoenix VA Health Care System

Report blasts Phoenix VA Health Care System

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) --Veterans seeking treatment in the Phoenix VA Health Care System endured "unacceptable and troubling lapses" in their care, a report released Tuesday said.
Frances Burns
Burger King to buy Canada's Tim Hortons

Burger King to buy Canada's Tim Hortons

MIAMI, Aug. 26 (UPI) --Burger King confirmed Tuesday it will purchase Canadian coffee shop chain Tim Hortons in an $11 billion deal.
Ed Adamczyk
Obama authorizes surveillance over Syria, as U.S. weighs military options

Obama authorizes surveillance over Syria, as U.S. weighs military options

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) --U.S. President Barack Obama has authorized aerial surveillance over Syria as he weighs possible airstrikes against Sunni extremists in the embattled country.
JC Finley
Three White House officials attending Michael Brown funeral

Three White House officials attending Michael Brown funeral

FERGUSON, Mo., Aug. 24 (UPI) --The White House is sending three officials to the funeral of slain teen Michael Brown on Monday.
Danielle Haynes
UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014
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Vice-President Joe Biden, his wife, Jill, Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama waves at former President George Bush leaves the Capitol in a military helicopter following the Obama Inauguration Ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington on January 20, 2009. (UPI Photo/John Anderson)
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Barack Hussein Obama II (i/bəˈrɑːk huːˈseɪn oʊˈbɑːmə/; born August 4, 1961) is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. Obama previously served as a United States Senator from Illinois, from January 2005 until he resigned following his victory in the 2008 presidential election.

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