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    National Rail Security

    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson talked about “Operation Rail Safe,” a nationwide initiative to enhance security at train stations on selected high volume travel days such as the Labor Day weekend. He was joined at a news conference in Washington D.C.'s Union Station by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator Peter Neffenger and Amtrak Chief of Police Polly Hanson. They responded to questions on topics including terrorist threats, the August 21, 2015, Paris train attack, and preparing for the pope’s visit.

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    U.S.-U.K. Military Relations

    British Minister of State for the Armed Forces Penny Mordaunt talked about military challenges facing the United Kingdom and the U.S.

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    State Department Daily Briefing

    State Department Deputy Spokesperson Mark Toner briefed reporters and responds to their questions on a range of international policy issues.

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    Future of Iraq

    Iraqi Ambassador to the U.S. Lukman Faily talked about the future of Iraq, its political structure, and challenges facing the country, including efforts to combat ISIL*. Ambassador Faily was joined by panelist for a discussion. Panelists responded to questions on topics including the refugee crisis.

    “Where Is Iraq Heading?” was held at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

    *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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    Voluntary Labor Union Dues

    Wisconsin state officials and policy experts talked about how voluntary union dues have affected the state. They also spoke about Americans' attitudes toward voluntary union dues.