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  • GOP-led House decisively approves $602 billion defense bill story has photos
    Updated: May-18-16 10:31 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Republican-led House voted convincingly Wednesday to approve a $602 billion defense policy bill after rejecting attempts by Democrats to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and to repeal the war powers President Barack Obama relies on to fight the Islamic State.

  • GOP blocks provision to require women to register for draft story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-17-16 3:07 pm

    WASHINGTON - Buckling under conservative pressure, House Republicans pulled a legislative sleight of hand Tuesday and stripped a provision from the annual defense policy bill that would have required young women to sign up for a military draft.