Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to Step Down

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to Step DownDefense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down, senior administration officials confirmed today to ABC News.Flanked by Hagel and Vice President Biden, President Obama announced the Secretary’s departure this morning from the White House's State Dining Room.“Chuck Hagel has been no ordinary Secretary of Defense: As the first enlisted combat veteran to serve in that position, he understands our men and women like few others ,” the president said. “He’s been in the dirt and he’s been in the mud. And that’s established a special bond. He sees himself in them, and they see themselves in him. ...


HBO to make film of Scientology book
HBO is backing a documentary based on "Going Clear," a book about Scientology and Hollywood -- and isn't taking any chances with the legal side of things.

N. Korea leader's sister gets govt. job
The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been named as a senior government official by state media.

'Jurassic World': The dinosaurs are back
The dinos are back, and this time they've got Star-Lord to contend with.

Pro-McConnell nonprofit hit with IRS complaint
A watchdog organization wants the IRS to investigate a nonprofit that spent millions backing Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell.

Presidents pick up the check for their meals

FILE - This Aug. 14, 2012, file photo shows President Barack Obama paying for his coffee and muffins at the Coffee Connection, Tuesday, in Knoxville, Iowa. There’s no free lunch, or breakfast or dinner, for the president on Thanksgiving day. Or any other day for that matter. He has to dig into his pocket to pay for the holiday feast of turkey, ham, two kinds of stuffing, sweet and regular potatoes, and six different kinds of pie. It’s a longstanding practice that presidents pay for meals for themselves, their families and personal guests. Obama also pays for other basics, everything from toothpaste to dry-cleaning. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — There's no free lunch — or breakfast or dinner — for President Barack Obama on Thanksgiving Day. Or any other day for that matter.


Tanzania PM sidesteps calls to quit over graft claims
DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzania's prime minister on Thursday sidestepped calls from a parliamentary committee to resign over accusations that he had approved illegal payments to a private power company.






Four last copies of Magna Carta united for first time

Visitors view the Lincoln Cathedral Magna Carta during the opening of an exhibition celebrating the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC on November 6, 2014London (AFP) - The British Library will bring together the four remaining copies of the Magna Carta for the first time in February as Britain celebrates the 800-year anniversary of the famous constitutional charter.


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