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Senate OKs defense policy bill

Senators, from left, Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., Sen. James Risch, R-Idaho, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, rush to the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington for a procedural vote to advance a massive defense policy bill. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Congress on Friday sent President Barack Obama a massive defense policy bill that endorses his stepped-up military campaign of air strikes and training of Iraqis and moderate Syrian rebels in the war against Islamic State militants.

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Lawyer: Manning’s gender issues being assessed

BRISTOL, R.I. — The lawyer who defended Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning against charges of leaking classified information said Wednesday that his client is being assessed at a military prison for gender identity disorder, and that he’s hopeful the military will ...

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Soldier’s defense team rests in WikiLeaks trial

FORT MEADE — Pfc. Bradley Manning’s defense rested its case Wednesday after presenting evidence from 10 witnesses, hoping to prove the loads of material the soldier gave to WikiLeaks did not threaten national security or U.S. troops in Iraq and ...

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Defense says state withheld evidence in Barnes murder trial

Defense attorneys for Michael Maurice Johnson, the man convicted last month of killing North Carolina teenage Phylicia Barnes, have alleged that prosecutors did not provide material about a key witness they were required to turn over before trial, and consequently Johnson is entitled to a new trial.

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