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  1. FLL marks opening of runway with JetBlue ceremonial flightRead the original story w/Photo

    14 min ago | Business Journal

    The new south runway at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport opened Thursday, with the first ceremonial landing made by a JetBlue Airbus A320.

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  2. Anti-gay Tenn. billboard stirs religion debateRead the original story w/Photo

    14 min ago | Chambersburg Public Opinion

    An anti-gay billboard is stirring a debate over bullying and religion in a rural community about 30 miles north of Nashville, Tennessee. The Tennessean reports that the message reads: "You shall not lie with a man as with a woman.

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  3. Senate voting on Syrian rebel aid after House backs ObamaRead the original story w/Photo

    15 min ago | Navy Times

    Leaders of both parties expected quick passage Thursday as the Senate neared a vote on President Obama's request for congressional backing to train and arm Syrian rebels battling Islamic State militants. The measure sailed through the House on Wednesday as Obama won support from staunch Republicans who typically oppose him but lost votes from some of his most loyal Democratic allies in a 273-156 House tally.

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  4. UC system plan calls for anti-sex abuse effortRead the original story

    15 min ago | The Las Vegas Sun

    Responding to federal pressure, the University of California is planning a system-wide effort to address college sexual assaults that would require educating all students, staff and faculty about the problem, supporting victims and properly training investigators. The plan drawn up by a UC task force and released Wednesday also calls for system-wide standards by July 2015 for its 10 campuses in investigating and adjudicating sexual assault allegations.

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  5. Remaking a legacyRead the original story w/Photo

    15 min ago | Washington Blade

    There has been a lot of criticism of the President based on how he has handled the issues surrounding ISIL. First, whether he should have supported the Syrian opposition nearly two years ago with weapons and potentially preventing ISIL from gaining the traction it has.

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  6. At UN summit, Obama to pressure foreign leaders to make bold commitments on climate ...Read the original story w/Photo

    16 min ago | Prince George Citizen

    President Barack Obama will turn his sights overseas next week, urging fellow heads of state to be as ambitious as possible as they negotiate a make-or-break global treaty to be finalized in Paris next year. Obama will attend a United Nations climate summit where he will announce new U.S. commitments, aiming to ramp up the pressure on other major polluters like India and China to demonstrate they're not laggards in the global campaign against climate change.

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  7. Kansas Court: Remove Democrat From Senate BallotRead the original story w/Photo

    16 min ago | Time

    The Kansas Supreme Court has ordered the state to remove U.S. Senate Democratic nominee Chad Taylor's name from the ballot, in a ruling that could influence the national fight for control of the Senate. The court's decision Thursday leaves Democrats without a nominee, potentially making it easier for independent candidate Greg Orman to defeat three-term Republican incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts.

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  8. Why the Right Thinks Obama's a NarcissistRead the original story w/Photo

    16 min ago | KOY-AM Tempe

    Charles Krauthammer has told Fox News that President Obama is a narcissist. And he should know, because once he was a psychologist.

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  9. Senate ready to support Obama on rebel aidRead the original story w/Photo

    17 min ago | The Aiken Standard

    Vice President Joe Biden, left, acting as the president of the Senate, shakes hands with Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, right, at the close of a joint meeting of Congress, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, following a speech by Ukranian President Petro Poroshenko.

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  10. The Strategy That Might Have Beaten Mitch McConnellRead the original story

    17 min ago | Memeorandum

    US Senate candidate uses campaign to spread slogan: 'With Jews We Lose' - Ransdell says he hopes to roll out approx. 200 more campaign signs in coming weeks - A write-in candidate for the US Kentucky Senate is bringing his controversial message to voters.

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  11. Militants grab 20 Kurdish villagesRead the original story w/Photo

    18 min ago | The Chronicle Herald

    The gains highlighted the plight of Syria's Kurds, who have been some of the most successful against the Islamic extremists. But unlike U.S.-backed Iraqi Kurds, they seem largely on their own in a devastated country where the enemy's enemy is not necessarily a friend.

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  12. Battle for Senate control underwayRead the original story w/Photo

    18 min ago | The Miami Herald

    For most of the year, it seemed almost certain that Republicans would win the six additional U.S. Senate seats they need to oust the Democrats from their majority and take control of Congress. But the outlook has turned murkier in recent weeks.

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  13. U.S. to Ukraine: Blankets, yes, guns, noRead the original story w/Photo

    18 min ago | The Chronicle Herald

    The United States will provide $46 million in new security assistance to the Ukraine's military but stop short of fulfilling an urgent request from Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko for lethal aid to help his country fight Russian-backed separatists. Poroshenko pleaded his case during remarks Thursday to a rare joint meeting of Congress.

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  14. Eisenhower Memorial panel grappling with 2 designsRead the original story w/Photo

    18 min ago | Stars and Stripes

    A video on the Little Rock Crisis is shown to those attending a National Capital Planning Commission meeting on building a memorial to Pres. Dwight D. Eisenhower in Washington, D.C. on Sept.

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  15. David Bowie Getting His 'Day' In ChicagoRead the original story w/Photo

    18 min ago | 98.5 The FOX

    The Windy City is showing some love to David Bowie . The British rocker will be celebrated in Chicago on September 23rd, which Mayor Rahm Emanuel has designated "David Bowie Day."

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  16. Huron County receives USDA agricultural disaster designationRead the original story w/Photo

    18 min ago | Norwalk Reflector

    New federal assistance is available for Ohio agricultural producers in 22 northeastern and southern Ohio counties - including Huron and Erie counties - which experienced crop or production loss due to a recent freeze. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown has announced that the United States Department of Agriculture has designated Ashtabula, Geauga, Jackson, Lake, Lorain, Portage, and Summit Counties as primary natural disaster counties after they experienced freezing weather conditions between Jan. 2 and April 17. The USDA has also designated Ashland, Cuyahoga, Erie, Gallia, Huron, Lawrence, Mahoning, Medina, Pike, Ross, Scioto, Stark, Trumbull, Vinton, and Wayne Counties as contiguous disaster counties.

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  17. Changing Transit Trends May Bring More Connectivity In WestchesterRead the original story w/Photo

    18 min ago | The Yorktown Daily Voice

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. With bus rapid transit likely coming to White Plains when the new Tappan Zee Bridge opens in 2018, local, state and federal officials are calling on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to fund a new, 21st century train station for the city. When the current station opened in 1987 it had 7,000 weekday daily commuters.

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  18. Emanuel backs away from naming school after ObamaRead the original story

    19 min ago | WAND-TV Decatur

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Thursday he has scuttled his plan to name a new high school after President Barack Obama. Emanuel, Obama's former White House chief of staff, said in a statement that the decision to back away from naming the school after his former boss comes after listening to "questions and concerns from the community..." Ever since he announced plans in April to build Barack Obama College Preparatory High School on the city's near North Side, there has been grumbling among aldermen and others who balked at the idea of naming a school on the city's near North Side after a president whose political career was launched on the South Side and who still has a home there.

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  19. El Paso Congressman Beto O'Rourke votes against arms for Syrian rebelsRead the original story w/Photo

    19 min ago | El Paso Times

    The congressional members that represent districts in El Paso cast opposing votes Wednesday on the joint resolution that gives President Barack Obama authority to train and equip Syrian rebels for the fight against ISIS terrorists. U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, voted against the resolution, and U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego, D-Texas, whose district includes part of eastern El Paso County, voted in favor of it.

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  20. Rand Paul says Dems are 'intellectually dishonest' by claiming war authorityRead the original story w/Photo

    20 min ago | TheBlaze.com

    Sen. Rand Paul charged Thursday that the Obama administration is violating the Constitution by falsely claiming it has the power to step up efforts against the Islamic State, without first getting explicit authorization from Congress. Paul is one of many members who say the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force allowing the U.S. to fight terrorists is not enough to authorize efforts against the Islamic State.

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