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Army focused on cutting costs, not troops

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Top Army officials on Monday said they had met Pentagon cost-cutting targets that should allow them to avoid cuts in troop levels and avert a return to the short times between war deployments that have been blamed for rising suicide rates. Read the full story from Reuters

Democrats off to good start in early voting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats are off to a stronger than expected start in early voting despite months of dire predictions about their lack of enthusiasm for the November 2 midterm elections. Read the full story from Reuters

U.S. says did not under-report Iraq civilian deaths

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. military said on Monday it did not under-report the number of civilian deaths in the Iraq war or ignore prisoner abuse by Iraqi forces, rejecting allegations arising from leaked U.S. documents. Read the full story from Reuters

U.S., S.Korea to meet on long-stalled free trade pact

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Top U.S. and South Korean trade officials will meet in San Francisco on Tuesday to discuss how to fix beef and auto trade problems that have blocked approval of a free trade agreement since 2007. Read the full story from Reuters