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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko speaks to lawmakers in parliament in Kiev, Ukraine Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Ukraine's parliament ratified an agreement to deepen economic and political ties with the European Union on Tuesday, and passed legislation to grant autonomy to the rebellious east as part of a peace deal. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Ukraine parliament ratifies EU pact

- Associated Press

Ukraine’s parliament ratified an agreement to deepen economic and political ties with the European Union on Tuesday, and passed legislation to grant autonomy to the rebellious east as part of a peace deal.

House Select Committee on Benghazi Ranking Member Rep. Elijah Cummings, D- Md., announces the release of a website titled Benghazi on the Record, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. The website, according to Cummings, will collect in one place as much information as possible regarding questions about the attacks in Benghazi. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Democrats launch Benghazi website ahead of committee hearing

- The Washington Times

Ahead of the House Select Committee on Benghazi’s highly-anticipated first public hearing Wednesday, Democrats offered some of their own answers to questions surrounding the terrorist attack while Republicans urged them not to prejudge the investigation before it starts.

architects: Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey remain in the process of continuing to shape Obama administration activities to rout the Islamic State terrorist group. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Pentagon open to U.S. ground troops in fight against Islamic State

- The Washington Times

The Pentagon’s top general opened the door Tuesday to the possibility that U.S. combat troops would be needed in Iraq, as he publicly laid out President Obama’s still-developing plans to combat Islamic State insurgents through U.S. air power and relying on an as-yet-unformed coalition of Muslim and Arab allies.

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President Barack Obama speaks at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Obama traveled to the CDC, to address the Ebola crisis and announced that he is sending 3,000 American troops to West Africa nations fight the spread of the Ebola epidemic. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Ebola survivor: No time to waste as Obama ups aid

- Associated Press

An American doctor who survived Ebola said there's no time to waste as President Barack Obama outlined his plan to ramp up the U.S. response to the epidemic in West Africa.

Jaeger requests more funding for measure review

Associated Press

Secretary of State Al Jaeger has made an emergency funding request to help his agency cover overtime, temporary help and other costs associated with a spate of measures on the November ballot.

Leonardo DiCaprio named UN Messenger of Peace

- Associated Press

Leonardo DiCaprio's movie roles have made him an international star, but his long and little-known commitment to preserving the global environment has led to his new role - as a U.N. Messenger of Peace.

Pryor and Cotton tangle over missed votes, debate

- Associated Press

Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor on Tuesday criticized his re-election rival, Republican Rep. Tom Cotton, for missing votes this week in the U.S. House, while Cotton accused Pryor of ducking debate on foreign policy issues in their nationally watched race.

Indian policemen stand next to a welcome hoarding being erected ahead of an anticipated visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping as they review security arrangements in Ahmadabad, India, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Jinping is expected to arrive here Wednesday on his three-day visit to India. The hoarding also features Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left and Gujarat state Chief Minister Anandiben Patel, right. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

Xi's India visit highlights changing power dynamic

- Associated Press

Chinese President Xi Jinping's trip to India this week highlights subtle shifts in the regional power dynamic that are bringing warmer ties between the two Asian giants, challenging China's traditional relationship with Pakistan, and opening a new chapter in Beijing's ongoing competition for influence with arch-rival Japan.

Mollis' office says Fox loan hearing still not set

- Associated Press

The secretary of state's office said Tuesday that it still has not scheduled a hearing on whether a lobbyist should be penalized for failing to report a $10,000 personal loan to former House Speaker Gordon Fox, and it's not yet clear when it will be held.