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DHS nominee would focus on leadership vacancies

11/13/2013 8:02am
President Barack Obama's pick to be the Homeland Security secretary says that filling key leadership vacancies and improving morale at the sprawling bureaucracy is a higher priority than the department's core counterterrorism mission.

Work not done, Obama climate adviser moves on

11/13/2013 11:29am
Heather Zichal admits her job is unfinished.

In key shift, US oil production tops net imports

11/13/2013 12:46pm
For the first month in nearly two decades, the U.S. in October extracted more oil from the ground than it imported from abroad, marking an important milestone for a nation seeking to wean itself off foreign oil.

2 Nigerian networks designated as terrorist groups

11/13/2013 3:32pm
Lawmakers who had long pushed for U.S. action against Nigerian Islamic extremists welcomed the State Department's decision on Wednesday to designate two militant groups as foreign terrorist organizations blamed for the deaths of thousands of people in Africa's most populous nation.

1,000 US troops to help Philippine aid effort

11/13/2013 5:05pm
The number of American troops helping the relief effort in the typhoon-hit Philippines could triple to more than 1,000 by the end of the week, U.S. officials said Wednesday.

Undetectable guns a law enforcement challenge

11/13/2013 6:10pm
With a law banning undetectable firearms about to expire, federal agents are focusing attention on the latest twist in high-tech weaponry: guns made entirely out of plastic.