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    Q&A with Ronald Feinman

    Ronald Feinman talked about his book Assassinations, Threats, and the American Presidency, in which he examines threats on the lives of presidents and presidential candidates throughout history.

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    Securities and Exchange Commission Operations

    Mary Jo White testified at a hearing on Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) operations, as well as the commission’s fiscal year 2017 budget request. Republican committee members told Ms. White they wanted to see an analysis on the impact of regulations before they are proposed by her agency.

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    Q&A with Michelle Howard

    Admiral Michelle Howard talked about becoming the first female four-star admiral in the history of the Navy. She also discussed her Navy career prior to her current appointment as vice chief of Naval Operations, including leading the Navy’s mission to rescue Captain Richard Phillips, who was kidnapped by Somali pirates in 2009.

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    Senator Feinstein on Combating the Islamic State

    Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) talked about combating ISIL.*

    This was a brief portion of her remote interview from San Francisco with John Dickerson on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

    *The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS or DAISH/DAESH in Arabic), is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.

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    Senate Democrats on Syrian Refugees

    Senate Democrats spoke to reporters about the influx of Syrian refugees seeking asylum in the U.S., but said that the program that should be scrutinized following the Paris terrorist attacks was the visa waiver program, not the refugee program. Senator Dianne Feinstein outlined some of the proposals in her bill to strengthening visa waiver program. She also argued for ensuring that terrorists could not obtain guns here in the U.S.

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    Highway and Mass Transit Funding

    House and Senate conferees made opening statements in a meeting to negotiate a long-term highway and mass transit funding bill. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair Bill Shuster (R-PA) said the conference committee planed to finalize its report by November 30, 2015.