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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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Appeals court deals blow to U.S. in insider trading cases

A federal appeals court dealt a blow to the government's success in insider trading prosecutions Wednesday by reversing two convictions with a decision that also jeopardizes a third — and attempts to further define how far prosecutors can push the law in their quest to clean up Wall Street.

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Scholars: China gov’t gets foothold on U.S. campuses

China's authoritarian government is gaining a foothold on American campuses by funding dozens of institutes that project a rose-tinted view of the Asian nation that compromises the academic integrity of U.S. universities, a congressional hearing was told Thursday.

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