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Dead people’s votes – Assemblyman Ron Dancer wants them counted

It looks like Assemblyman Ronald Dancer is going “Chicago style!”

He’s introduced legislation that says people who cast mail-in ballots but die before polls close on Election Day should have their votes count – as opposed to the way it’s done now -  those ballots would be thrown out

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U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter holds a news conference on his first overseas trip since starting the Pentagon job last Tuesday, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter holds a news conference on his first overseas trip since starting the Pentagon job last Tuesday, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan (AP Photo/Jonathan Ernst, Pool)
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New US Pentagon chief convenes unusual counter-IS meeting

CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait (AP) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter is convening an unusual conference in Kuwait of top American military, diplomatic and intelligence experts on the administration's strategy for countering the violence and spreading influence of the Islamic State militant group.

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U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks with U.S. military personnel at Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks with U.S. military personnel at Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan (AP Photo/Jonathan Ernst, Pool)
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Pentagon chief: Training Afghan forces key to US mission

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Sunday that training and advising Afghan security forces is "becoming the heart" of a U.S. military mission that is winding down after 13 years of war.

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U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, left, at a news conference with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday,  (SAP Photos/Jonathan Ernst, Pool)
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, left, at a news conference with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, (SAP Photos/Jonathan Ernst, Pool)
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US troops may exit Afghanistan at a slower pace than planned

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The United States is considering slowing its military exit from Afghanistan by keeping a larger-than-planned troop presence this year and next because the new Afghan government is proving to be a more reliable partner, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Saturday.

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Dog Tag Beer dedicated to memory of fallen soldiers now available in NJ

Marketing a beer through the memories of fallen soldiers.

It looked like a strange way to market beer – until I read a little more into the story of how Dog Tag Brewing came about – and about how it salutes the sacrifice of one local hero

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Courtroom sketch shows Khaled al-Fawwaz, right, a defendant in the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams, File)
Courtroom sketch shows Khaled al-Fawwaz, right, a defendant in the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams, File)
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Osama bin Laden revelation emerges in New York trial

NEW YORK (AP) -- In the terrorism trial of a man accused of being one of al-Qaida's early leaders, an American described being asked in 1995 by Osama bin Laden to kill Egypt's president by ramming his plane with his own in midair.

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Actor Emile Hirsch attends 'Ten Thousand Saints' Premiere during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival (Jason Merritt, Getty Images)
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Emile Hirsch accused of choking studio rep

Actor Emile Hirsch was charged Thursday with assault after police said he put a studio executive in a chokehold and dragged her across a nightclub table while he was in Utah for the Sundance Film Festival.

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President Barack Obama
President Barack Obama (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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Obama sends Congress request for military force against ISIS

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama sent Congress legislation Wednesday to authorize military force against Islamic State fighters, summoning lawmakers to "show the world we are united in our resolve" to defeat militants who have overrun parts of the Middle East and threaten attacks on the United States.

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