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WASHINGTON – The U.S. is sending another 300 troops to Iraq to increase security at the U.S. Embassy and elsewhere in the Baghdad area to protect U.S. citizens and property, officials said Monday.

That raises the total U.S. troop presence in Iraq to approximately 750, the Pentagon said.

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The State Department, meanwhile, announced that it was temporarily moving an unspecified "small number" of embassy staff in Baghdad to U.S.

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President Barack Obama speaks while meeting with Chile's President Michelle Bachelet Monday, June 30, 2014, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.AP

President Obama is charging ahead with a set of unilateral changes to the country's immigration system, announcing Monday that he's going it alone after Speaker John Boehner informed him the House will not vote on an immigration overhaul this year. 

"America cannot wait forever for them to act," Obama said from the Rose Garden.

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President Barack Obama speaks while meeting with Chile's President Michelle Bachelet Monday, June 30, 2014, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.AP

President Obama is charging ahead with a set of unilateral changes to the country's immigration system, announcing Monday that he's going it alone after Speaker John Boehner informed him the House will not vote on an immigration overhaul this year. 

"America cannot wait forever for them to act," Obama said from the Rose Garden.

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This Sept. 22, 2011 file photo shows Robert McDonald speaking at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York.AP

President Obama plans to nominate former Procter and Gamble executive Robert McDonald to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, sources confirm to Fox News. 

The president is expected to make the announcement on Monday. The nomination comes on the heels of a critical White House report which cited a "corrosive culture" at the department that has come under fire for making veterans endure long wait times while misrepresenting their own internal numbers.

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This Sept. 22, 2011 file photo shows Robert McDonald speaking at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York.AP

President Obama plans to nominate former Procter and Gamble executive Robert McDonald to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, sources confirm to Fox News. 

The president is expected to make the announcement on Monday. The nomination comes on the heels of a critical White House report which cited a "corrosive culture" at the department that has come under fire for making veterans endure long wait times while misrepresenting their own internal numbers.

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This Sept. 22, 2011 file photo shows Robert McDonald speaking at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York.AP

President Obama plans to nominate former Procter and Gamble executive Robert McDonald to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, sources confirm to Fox News. 

The president is expected to make the announcement on Monday. The nomination comes on the heels of a critical White House report which cited a "corrosive culture" at the department that has come under fire for making veterans endure long wait times while misrepresenting their own internal numbers.

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President Obama brushed off the controversy over Hillary Clinton's wealth, saying in an interview aired Sunday that he doesn't think her comments about it are going to have much impact politically. 

"Over time, I don't think it's going to make a big difference," Obama said, in an interview aired on ABC's "This Week." 

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Despite Democrats hammering Mitt Romney over his personal fortune during the 2012 presidential campaign, top Democrats have defended Hillary Clinton as the potential 2016 presidential candidate's wealth emerges as an issue.

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    A 485-mile segment of the Keystone Pipeline connecting Cushing, Okla., and Nederland, Texas, is boosting local economies, according to a study. (TransCanada)

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    But much of the tube that would bring oil from Canada's Tar Sands down to Gulf Coast refineries, has not been built. (AP)Reuters

A new study claims that a just-built 485-mile stretch of the Keystone XL pipeline has been a huge economic boon for two dozen rural and poor Oklahoma and Texas counties—and will create the same significant impact in five other states if the project’s long stalled northern segment ever wins White House approval.

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    A 485-mile segment of the Keystone Pipeline connecting Cushing, Okla., and Nederland, Texas, is boosting local economies, according to a study. (TransCanada)

  • keystone-pipeline

    But much of the tube that would bring oil from Canada's Tar Sands down to Gulf Coast refineries, has not been built. (AP)Reuters

A new study claims that a just-built 485-mile stretch of the Keystone XL pipeline has been a huge economic boon for two dozen rural and poor Oklahoma and Texas counties—and will create the same significant impact in five other states if the project’s long stalled northern segment ever wins White House approval.

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    Christopher Hubbart, a sexually violent predator dubbed the 'Pillowcase Rapist,' has spent nearly two decades in mental institutions after admitting to sexually assaulting more than three dozen women throughout California between 1971 and 1982.

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    Sharon Duvernay, 62, will be Hubbart's closest neighbor.

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    A photo of the Lake Los Angeles home where Hubbart will be living on or before July 7.

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