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Trade schools have to find grads jobs, or lose financial aid

- Associated Press

Exotic dancers hired as admissions counselors. Recruiters told to seek out “impatient” individuals who have “few people in their lives who care about them.” Military personnel still recovering from brain damage told to sign on the dotted line.

Keystone pipeline divides Congress as deadline nears

- The Washington Times

With a decision looming, both sides of the Keystone XL pipeline debate are making last-ditch appeals to President Obama, with opponents saying the project fails the White House’s climate test and supporters arguing it’s a no-brainer that will spur U.S. energy independence and economic growth.

Smoke rises from Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal church near Greeleyville, S.C., which caught fire Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Firefighters are trying to extinguish the blaze at the prominent black church. (Veasey Conway/The Morning News via AP)

Another black church in South Carolina burns; cause unknown

- Associated Press

An African-American church in South Carolina that was burned down by the Ku Klux Klan in 1995 caught fire again Tuesday night, though authorities said it was too soon to say what caused the latest blaze, which broke out on a night of frequent storms. No one was believed to be inside at the time.

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Armored vehicles remain at the site of a blast targeting the NATO convoy in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, June 30, 2015. It comes a week after an audacious attack on the nation's parliament, which highlighted the ability of insurgents, who have been fighting to overthrow the Kabul government for almost 14 years, to enter the highly fortified capital to stage deadly attacks. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossasini)

Pentagon: Afghan forces inadequate to fight Taliban

- The Washington Times

Afghanistan defense forces suffered a whopping 59 percent increase in battlefield casualties the past six months compared with 2014, mostly by the national police force, which remains ill-equipped to counter Taliban offenses and/or to hold recaptured territory, says a new Pentagon report.

Department of Veterans Affairs Acting Inspector General Richard Griffin, left, with Retired Medical Director of the Diamond Community-Based Outpatient Center, Phoenix VA Health Care System, Veterans Health Administration Samuel Foote, holds documents as he testifies during a House Committee on Veterans' Affairs hearing on "Scheduling Manipulation and Veteran Deaths in Phoenix: Examination of the OIG's Final Report" on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) ** FILE **

Whistleblowers call for removal of Veterans Affairs watchdog

Associated Press

A man who helped expose over prescription of opiates at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Tomah wants to personally deliver a letter calling for the removal of the VA's chief watchdog to President Barack Obama in Wisconsin.