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3 min ago | WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

ISIS video is counterpoint to Obama speech

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is out with a new video from its Al Hayat Media Center. ISIS also produced the videos of the beheadings of two American journalists and a British aid worker.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, George Bush, W., US Senate, John McCain, Republican

3 hrs ago | SFGate

Benghazi select committee holding 1st open hearing

The House Select Committee on Benghazi gets its public debut Wednesday, two years after militants in the eastern Libyan city killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans, and four months after Republicans launched their special investigation. The panel is using its first open hearing to focus on what the Obama administration has done since the Sept.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, 2012 Presidential Election, Hillary Clinton, John Boehner

4 hrs ago | NBC12

Cuts to food stamps will only hit 4 states

Cuts to the nation's food stamp program enacted this year are only affecting four states, far from the sweeping overhaul that Republicans had pushed, an Associated Press review has found. As a result, it's unclear whether the law will realize the estimated $8.6 billion in savings over 10 years that the GOP had advertised.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Deval Patrick, US Governors, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Frank Lucas

5 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Wary lawmakers ready to OK arms for Syrian rebels

Wary House lawmakers are on track to give President Barack Obama authority to order U.S. military training and arms for moderate rebels confronting the growing danger of Islamic State militants. Obama was likely to get his wish in a vote Wednesday despite worries from hawks in both parties that his response was insufficient to battle terrorists who have overrun wide swaths of Iraq and Syria.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Adam Smith, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Peter Visclosky, Nancy Pelosi, Representative Chris Stewart, Republican

Tue Sep 16, 2014

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Man accused in 4 slayings to appear in Fla. court

The criminal case stemming from a drunken boat ride on the Hudson River that took the lives of a bride-to-be and her fiance's best man is ending. But the case may persist in civil courtrooms for years.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, US News, US Politics

TheCourier.com

Top general: U.S. ground troops possible in IraqSenate Armed Services ...

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin, D-Mich., seated left, confers with Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Army Gen.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Carl Levin, Democrat, Jeff Sessions, Republican, 2012 Presidential Election, Terrorism

The Washington Post

Jindal: Obama hasn't done enough to harness energy

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Tuesday that President Barack Obama's administration has become "science deniers," failing to do enough to harness the nation's energy potential. Jindal, a potential Republican presidential candidate, said Obama's policies have limited oil and natural gas production on federal lands, stalled approval of the Keystone XL pipeline and pushed regulations on power plants.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors

Cybercast News Service

UN: Nearly $1 billion needed now to stop Ebola

The number of Ebola cases in West Africa could start doubling every three weeks and it could end up costing nearly $1 billion to contain the crisis, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday. Even as President Barack Obama was expected to announce the deployment of 3,000 American troops to help provide aid in the region, Doctors Without Borders told the U.N. health agency that the global response to Ebola was falling far short of what is needed.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News

WYFF-TV Greenville

UK party leaders promise Scotland new powers

The three main UK party leaders gave a joint promise Tuesday that Scotland will get extra powers if it opts to stay part of the United Kingdom in a landmark vote in two days' time. Opinion polls have put the pro-independence and pro-union camps neck-and-neck in the run-up to Thursday's referendum.

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Related Topix: Conservatives (UK), Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Grampian County, Scotland, US News, US Politics

SFGate

Concerns raised over 'Obamacare' abortion coverage

A nonpartisan congressional agency is raising new questions about compliance with a key compromise on abortion that allowed the federal health care law to pass in 2010. The Government Accountability Office said in a report released late Monday that only 1 of 18 insurers it reviewed was separately itemizing a charge for coverage of elective abortions on enrollees' bills.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, US News, Science / Technology

Mon Sep 15, 2014

WGAL-TV Lancaster

U.S. airstrike aims at ISIS near Baghdad

The airstrike southwest of the city appears to be the closest the U.S. airstrikes have come to the capital of Iraq since the start of the campaign against ISIS, a senior U.S. military official told CNN. And U.S. Central Command said in a statement that it was the first strike as part of "expanded efforts" to help Iraqi forces on the offensive against ISIS.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, US Politics, US News, Autos

SFGate

Obama lends voice to DNC's first ads of 2014

President Barack Obama is lending his voice to national radio ads by the Democratic National Committee , seeking to motivate African-American, female and other voters who tend to sit out midterm elections. The first ads, aimed at African Americans, started running Monday and are part of a coast-to-coast buy worth more than $1 million.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, African-American, Health Insurance, Health, Personal Finance, Retirement

KBCI CBS 2

Chicago, NY, Hawaii on Obama library's short list

Chicago, New York and Honolulu have made the short list to host Barack Obama's future presidential library. The Barack Obama Foundation, which is developing and raising money for the massive legacy project, announced Monday that it has selected four universities to compete for the library, culled from an initial list of 13 applications submitted earlier this year.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, University of Chicago, Columbia University, University of Illinois Chicago, Michelle Obama

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Obama hits road to deal with global crises

Two unconnected overseas emergencies -- the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and Islamic terrorists in Iraq and Syria -- are prompting President Barack Obama to embark on a two-day U.S. road trip that the White House hopes will demonstrate a commander at work. The spread of Ebola in West Africa, which hasn't slowed despite $100 million of pledged U.S. aid, is unrelated to the U.S. mission to degrade ISIS terrorists in Iraq and Syria.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Military, US Air Force, MacDill Air Force Base

The York Daily Record

Statehood hearing for DC unlikely to spur change

While Congress is dusting off the notion of statehood for the District of Columbia for the first time in 21 years, that doesn't mean residents of the nation's capital are any closer to gaining representation on Capitol Hill. A hearing on a statehood bill was scheduled Monday afternoon, and District leaders have prepared glowing testimony in support of transforming most of the nation's capital into the "state of New Columbia."

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Related Topix: US News, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Washington, DC, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Senator Tom Carper, US Senate

KTVN Reno

Tiny Qatar plays outsize role in US war strategy

15, 2014. Graphic shows possible coalition support in the fight against the Islamic State and UPDATES with commitments from Germany, England and Australia; 4c x 4 1/2 inches; 195.7 mm x 114 mm; WASHINGTON - Just miles from where former Guantanamo Bay terror suspects have resettled, American warplanes take off from Qatar's al-Udeid air base in the global war on extremism.

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Related Topix: World News, Qatar, Middle East, Prison, US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, US Politics, US News

Redlands Daily Facts

Obama launching campus sexual assault campaign

WASHINGTON >> President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden plan to announce a campus sexual assault awareness campaign from the White House Friday, with a special focus on engaging men in the fight against a largely hidden problem. White House officials say the campaign, called “It's On Us,” will challenge everyone on campuses to see sexual assault as their personal responsibility to prevent, but will particularly target male students.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Joe Biden, US News

SFGate

Congress gets chance to probe Obama's war strategy

This week offers Congress its best chance to get answers about President Barack Obama 's new Mideast counterterror strategy. As lawmakers prepare for votes to arm and train Syrian rebels, an element of Obama's plan to fight Islamic State militants, lawmakers are airing their concerns.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News

NewsOn6 Tulsa

1965 'Cinderella' star to attend Broadway version

After an act of Congress and years of lobbying by descendants and admirers, a Union Army officer who made the ultimate sacrifice more than 150 years ago will be recognized for his heroism when President Barack... President Barack Obama says a grateful nation honors the acts of valor by two Vietnam War soldiers who risked their lives to protect fellow troops. Two raging wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort town that burned nearly two dozen structures.

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Salt Lake Tribune

Democracy? No, Afghans say, after vote count ends

Kabul, Afghanistan a The ballot counting in Afghanistan's five-month-long presidential election is finished, but as negotiations continue over the country's future political power structure, many here are asking: Does my vote count? On Monday, the country's Electoral Complaints Commission began ruling on grievances from the candidates following word a day earlier that the election committee had finished reviewing all ballots cast in the second round. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the step, and said that the Afghan people's wish to achieve "a peaceful, democratic leadership transition must be respected."

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Hamid Karzai

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