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A U.S. official says the 4 were part of the American embassy security force and were mapping possible escape routes. (ABDULLAH DOMA/AFP/Getty Images)

Libya Releases 4 U.S. Personnel

The 4 Americans were taken into Libyan custody at a security checkpoint near the town of Sabratha.


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Civilian Busted For Bringing Pot Into Pentagon

An Army employee was busted with 25 grams of marijuana.


File photo of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.  (credit: Jacquelyn Martin - Pool/Getty Images)

Pentagon Wants More Workers Exempt From Furloughs

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says Pentagon and administration lawyers are looking for ways to expand the number of Defense Department civilians who are exempt from furloughs, amid worries that the government shutdown is damaging U.S. credibility among its international allies.


Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel delivers remarks during the 2013 Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Month Ceremony at the Pentagon Auditorium on June 25, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Chuck Hagel: Furloughs For Military Could Continue

Furloughs, which have forced a 20 percent pay cut on most of the military’s civilian workforce, probably will continue next year and might worsen.