- Congress unveiled a $1.1 trillion spending bill that would prevent another government shutdown while boosting funding levels slightly for military and domestic programs—but not for Obamacare.
- Declassified documents show that top military and civilian officials briefed President Obama on the assault on Benghazi minutes after it occurred, and described it to him as a "terrorist attack."
- Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon wants Secretary of State John Kerry to leave Israel alone.
- A December surge in Obamacare sign-ups helped push enrollment for the last three months of 2013 to over 2.1 million.
- Two former California police officers were found not guilty of all charges in the brutal beating death of schizophrenic homeless man Kelly Thomas.
- Russia has declared Radio Free Europe journalist David Satter persona non grata, making him the first American reporter to be banned from the country since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.
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