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Russia Is Using Banned Missile, So US Looks to Build Same One

Goal is to put pressure on Russia, officials tell 'WSJ'

(Newser) - The Pentagon has researched what it would take to build a kind of missile banned under a Cold War-era treaty—in an effort to pressure Russia to stop using those very missiles. Officials tell the Wall Street Journal they are "laying the groundwork" necessary to build ground-based, intermediate-range missiles... More »

Pete King: Islamic State 'More Powerful Than Qaeda on 9/11'

Other politicians point to growing threat

(Newser) - With the United States today dropping a fourth round of airstrikes on Iraq's Islamic State militants, the pope expressing outrage over the humanitarian situation, and Iraq claiming that militants had slaughtered some 500 Yadizis , naturally our elected lawmakers felt compelled to offer up their two cents on the situation... More »

Congress Strikes Payroll Tax Deal

Pension, health care issues final sticking points

(Newser) - Congressional negotiators have reached a deal on a $150 billion economic bill that will extend the payroll tax holiday through the end of the year, while also extending unemployment benefits and preventing an automatic cut in doctors' Medicare reimbursements. Congress could vote on the bill as soon as today, the... More »

Senate Bill Seeks to Rescue Newspapers

Proposal would let titles apply for nonprofit status, save on taxes

(Newser) - Legislation was introduced in the Senate yesterday that would allow newspapers to operate as nonprofits, providing major tax breaks for an industry in free fall, reports MarketWatch. Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin has proposed that newspapers could claim 501(c)(3) status in the same manner as public broadcasting, making advertising and subscription... More »

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