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    U.S. Strategy Against ISIS

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Martin Dempsey testified on U.S. strategy in combating ISIS militants in Iraq and Syria. A broad range of topics was covered, including ongoing coalition efforts in Iraq and Syria; the Obama administration’s policy toward the Abadi and Assad governments; the U.S. military-led Train and Equip program in Syria; regional ramifications of ongoing counter-ISIS efforts; and the Defense Department budgeting process.

    * 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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    South Carolina State Senate Debate on the Confederate Flag, Day 2

    The South Carolina State Senate voted 36-3 to approve a measure to remove the Confederate flag from the Capitol grounds.  

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    Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

    Officials from the Justice Department, Health and Human Services, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services testified on the Obama administration’s policies and response to unaccompanied immigrant children. In summer 2014 a surge of unaccompanied minors crossed the U.S.-Mexico border from Central America. The witnesses outlined efforts regarding detention facilities, apprehensions, and asylum adjudications.

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of issues, including the decision to extend the Iran nuclear talks until July 10, political reconciliation in Afghanistan, and the financial crisis in Greece.

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    President Obama's Proposed Changes to Overtime Eligibility

    Elizabeth Milito and Christine Owens talked about the White House’s proposed changes to federal overtime rules, and they might mean for employees and the hiring process.

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    Senator Marco Rubio Remarks on the Economy

    Republican presidential candidate Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) talked about about technology, innovation, and the job market in remarks at 1871, a start-up hub in Chicago.

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    South Carolina House of Representatives Confederate Flag Debate

    The South Carolina House of Representatives voted 93-18 to take up a bill to remove the Confederate flag from the Capitol grounds. The South Carolina Senate passed the bill by a 36-3 margin. The legislation came about in reaction to the June 2015 mass-shooting in the state capital of Charleston.