Slain General Remembered at Pentagon Memorial Service

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-08_ac754c81fa.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- Major General Harold J. Greene was remembered Tuesday at a somber Pentagon ceremony that focused on his leadership and love for his family. There as almost no mention of last week’s insider attack in Afghanistan that made Greene the highest-ranking officer to be killed in combat during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Rep. Colleen Hanabusa Files Lawsuit to Delay Friday Voting in Hawaii Senate Election

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-08_ac4ca040ec.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (HONOLULU) -- The Democratic Senate primary in Hawaii is still too close to call, with the race hinging on two precincts that were unable to vote Saturday amid Tropical Storm Iselle. The election has been rescheduled for Friday, but Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, who trails incumbent Sen. Brian Schatz by just more than 1,700 votes, filed a lawsuit Wednesday to delay Friday’s voting.

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New York Mayor Joins with Big Donors in Bid for 2016 Convention

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-08_980d3d20f1.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- It may only be 2014, but big corporate money and politics are already at work in a bid to secure the 2016 Democratic convention for Brooklyn, with New York’s Mayor Bill de Blasio literally rolling out a red carpet for DNC officials at New York’s Penn Station. Republicans have already chosen Cleveland as their 2016 site, but Democratic party officials are still making the rounds of competing cities, spending two days this week being lavishly wined and dined in New York.

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President Obama Declines Ice Bucket Challenge

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-08_62d09a44d6.jpgOfficial White House Photo by Pete Souza (WASHINGTON) -- Despite spending his vacation in the summer heat of Martha’s Vineyard, President Obama has declined an offer to partake in the Internet’s favorite charitable wet T-shirt contest. Obama was nominated to take the challenge Sunday by Ethel Kennedy, the widow of former Sen. Bobby Kennedy. On Facebook, the 86-year-old challenged the president to join her in the #StrikeOutALS challenge by dumping a bucket of ice water on his head.

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Obama Briefed on Iraq, Ukraine, Gaza While on Vacation

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-08_9977ac8bb2.jpgChip Somodevilla/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- While on vacation in Martha's Vineyard Tuesday, President Obama was briefed by National Security advisor Susan Rice on ongoing national security developments. The briefing included the latest military and political updates in Iraq, and the situations in Ukraine and Gaza, among other issues.

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