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Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) has set a Sept. 9 hearing to examine the federal programs that help U.S. law enforcement obtain military-grade gear, her office announced Thursday.

McCaskill will head a hearing of the full Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee to look at programs like the 1033 program, which offers free refurbished military equipment to state and local authorities.

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NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Two columns of tanks and military vehicles rolled into southeastern Ukraine from Russia on Thursday after Grad missiles were fired at a border post and Ukraine's overmatched border guards fled, a top Ukrainian official said.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — With impeachment threats and potential lawsuits looming, President Barack Obama knows whatever executive actions he takes on immigration will face intense opposition. So as a self-imposed, end-of-summer deadline to act approaches, Obama's lawyers are carefully crafting a legal rationale they believe will withstand scrutiny and survive any court challenges, administration officials say.

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