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    State Department Daily Briefing

    John Kirby briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of international topics, including Turkey’s response to a recent bomb attack by ISIS* militants.

    * The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.

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    Secretary of State John Kerry on Human Trafficking Report

    The State Department released the 2015 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, which evaluates the efforts of countries around the world to fight slavery. This was the 15th TIP report, and included narratives from 188 countries and territorities.

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate resumed debate on a highway funding bill.

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    Investments in Science and Innovation

    Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Representative Elijah Cummings (D-MD) held a forum to explore how federal investments into scientific research could impact the middle class. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) was the first presenter and was followed by a panel of academics. This event is the sixth is a series of forums organized as part of Warren’s and Cummings' Middle Class Prosperity Project.

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    Morning Hour

    The House convened for Morning Hour, with members permitted to speak on a variety of topics.

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House convened for one-minute speeches.

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House debated a number of bills under suspension of the rules.

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    House Session, Part 3

    The House passed several bills, including one to improve Secret Service protection of the president. The bill would allow the Secret Service to hire more agents and make the agency head subject to Senate confirmation. Another bill would require the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) to expand its pre-check program that allows people who have enrolled in the program to go through faster screening at airports.

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