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    Iran Nuclear Agreement

    Secretary of State John Kerry, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on the Iran nuclear agreement and its possible impact on U.S. interests in the Middle East.

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Eric Schultz briefed reporters and responded to questions on a range of subjects, including reports that Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar died in April 2013 in Pakistan. Other topics included the Iran nuclear agreement and the Keystone XL Pipeline.

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    House Speaker Weekly Briefing

    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) briefed reporters and responded to questions on his party’s legislative agenda. He said he was confident there would be “smooth sailing” on the highway funding bill. He also responded to a question on the attempt by Representative Mark Meadow (R-NC) to oust Mr. Boehner as speaker of the House, saying that he had broad support from his colleagues.

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    Campus Sexual Assaults

    Senators Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Dean Heller (R-NV) testified on their bill intended to combat campus sexual assault. The second panel consisted of University of California President Janet Napolitano and sexual assault victim advocates, who all offered strong recommendations.

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    Internet of Things

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the scope and potential of new technologies being developed for everyday physical objects such as cars and devices in the home.

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    Representative Chaka Fattah on Racketeering Indictment

    Representative Chaka Fattah (D-PA) spoke with reporters on Capitol Hill following news of a Justice Department indictment on racketeering charges against him and his associates.

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    TSA and Aviation Security

    Peter Neffenger testified on threats facing airport security. A recent inspector general report showed Transportation Safety Administrator (TSA) agents failed to detect explosives and weapons over 90 percent of the time. Issues covered in the hearing included the pre-check screening program, biometrics to replace boarding passes, and employee morale.

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    Veterans Affairs Department Accountability

    Leo Shane talked about a House bill to expand the Veterans Affairs Department’s authority to fire or demote VA employees based on performance. He also discussed the amendment to the transportation bill to give the VA flexibility to solve a budget shortfall.