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FILE - This March 27, 2008, file photo, shows the Pentagon in Washington. The U.S. Army, for the first time, is offering a maximum enlistment bonus of $50,000 to highly skilled recruits who sign up for six years. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

40 lawmakers call for 5% increase in Defense budget

In today’s Federal Newscast: Lawmakers call for more money in the defense budget. An effort is underway to reform and modernize the State Department.

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USDA unit’s new guide aims to help stimulate employment in rural areas

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