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Obama announces slower withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan

msnbc.com — President Obama announced Tuesday that the United States and Afghanistan had made changes to the drawdown schedule for the nearly 10,000 U.S. troops remaining in the country. Some troops will remain in Afghanistan longer under the new schedule, but will not serve in combat roles, according to the president.

March Madness: Obama attends niece's NCAA game

msnbc.com — President Obama - a self-professed basketball fan - got in on the fun Saturday when he attended his niece Leslie Robinson's game at the University of Maryland. Obama's niece plays for Princeton, who was facing off against the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Four Fort Lauderdale cops out over racially charged behavior

msnbc.com — Three Fort Lauderdale, Florida, police officers were fired and one resigned over their involvement in a racially charged video and text messages, Police Chief Frank Adderley said at a press conference Friday. Adderley called the cops' behavior "inexcusable." He said there was no criminal behavior found in an internal affairs investigation into the officers.

Feds taking a look at Aaron Schock's spending

msnbc.com — Federal officials are looking into the spending history of embattled Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.), who announced earlier this week he would resign in the wake of a series of scandals, according to NBC News. One issue dogging Schock is whether the congressman inflated mileage reimbursements he billed to the federal government and his campaign.

Forest fire rages in Chilean city of Valparaiso

msnbc.com — A forest fire in the coastal city of Valpariso, Chile has forced nearly 5,000 people to flee their homes, Reuters reported. That number could more than triple if the fire advances, according to Chilean emergency agency Onemi. One woman has died of cardio-respiratory issues, according to Reuters, and two firefighters have been hospitalized.

Will Ferrell plays ball for charity

msnbc.com — Funnyman Will Ferrell is stepping up to bat in the fight against cancer. The actor best known for his hilarious roles on "Saturday Night Live" and as Ron Burgundy in "Anchorman" kicked off an epic day of baseball Thursday in an effort to play each position on the field.

Thieves make off with millions worth of jewels in France

msnbc.com — A band of thieves made off with millions of euros worth of jewels Wednesday southeast of Paris, leaving two burned out vans in their wake, according to police. More than a dozen armed attackers stole the precious jewels on a highway connecting Paris to Lyon, according to the Associated Press.

White House under lockdown after vendor cart fire

msnbc.com — The White House was placed on lockdown Saturday following a fire at a nearby food vendor cart, according to White House pool reports. The lockdown began shortly after 10 a.m. ET. President Obama and the first family were scheduled to depart the White House at 10:30 a.m.

Police shooting death of black man sparks protests in Wisconsin

msnbc.com — Protests broke out late Friday in Madison, Wisconsin, over the police shooting death of an 19-year-old black man, NBC News reported. The man was reportedly walking in traffic and hitting pedestrians, according to NBC affiliate WMTV . A police officer followed the man back to an apartment, where the man reportedly attacked the officer.

Democratic Sen. Menendez could face federal criminal charges

msnbc.com — New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez could face criminal charges later this month as a grand jury continues to consider the case, sources told NBC News' Jonathan Dienst. The case centers around Menendez's relationship with a wealthy donor named Salomon Melgen.
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Mar 27, 2015

RT @BenjySarlin: News: Ted Cruz spox tells me Senator does NOT renounce past support for a path to legal status for undocumented msnbc.com/msnbc/ted-cruz…

Mar 27, 2015

@digitalshields Any other web companies -- esp startups -- that have done that sort of thing?

Mar 27, 2015

Loretta Lynch confirmation continues to drag on as the Senate goes on break on.msnbc.com/1BQbsgO by @trymainelee

Mar 27, 2015

RT @NBCNews: BREAKING: Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid says he won't seek re-election in 2016 nbcnews.to/1bB3djI pic.twitter.com/bm8VT79wFG

Mar 26, 2015

A number of business leaders are speaking out against Indiana's new religious freedom law, @EMargoNY reports msnbc.com/msnbc/indiana-…

Mar 26, 2015

RT @aseitzwald: Joe Biden is (probably) not running for president. This is what he's doing instead. msnbc.com/msnbc/joe-bide…

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