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Mar 18, 2014

U.S. honors 24 minority veterans from World War Two, Korea and Vietnam

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two dozen U.S. Army veterans received the country’s top military honor at the White House on Tuesday for acts of bravery in World War Two, Korea and Vietnam as part of an effort to recognize those whose service may have been ignored because of their race or religion.

President Barack Obama awarded the medals recognizing the 24 Hispanic, African-American and Jewish-Americans veterans – the largest group of soldiers to be honored for the award since World War Two.

Mar 18, 2014
Mar 18, 2014

U.S. condemns Russia move to annex Ukraine’s Crimea

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin’s move on Tuesday to formally annex Ukraine’s Crimea region and vowed to impose more sanctions, the White House said.

“This action – the results of the referendum and the attempt to annex a region of Ukraine – will never be recognized by the United States and the international community,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said.

Mar 18, 2014
Mar 18, 2014
Mar 18, 2014
Mar 17, 2014

White House says rethinking strategy for Surgeon General nominee

WASHINGTON, March 17 (Reuters) – The White House on Monday
said it would shift its strategy for winning Senate confirmation
of its choice for the next U.S. surgeon general after President
Barack Obama’s fellow Democrats helped sink another of his
nominees this month.

White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters the
administration expects Vivek Hallegere Murthy, the head of a
doctors group, to eventually be confirmed by the U.S. Senate and
is not reconsidering withdrawing Murthy’s nomination for the top
health post.

Mar 17, 2014
Mar 17, 2014
Mar 13, 2014

Target declined to act on early alert of cyber breach

BOSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Target Corp’s security software detected potentially malicious activity during last year’s massive data breach but its staff decided not to take immediate action, the No. 3. U.S. retailer said on Thursday.

“With the benefit of hindsight, we are investigating whether if different judgments had been made the outcome may have been different,” company spokeswoman Molly Snyder said in a statement.