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  1. Analysis: Longevity a central issue in Senate raceRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Town Talk

    Will Mary Landrieu's 18 years in the Senate be a pro or a con in her re-election bid? Analysis: Longevity a central issue in Senate race Will Mary Landrieu's 18 years in the Senate be a pro or a con in her re-election bid? Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu says her 18 years in the Senate give her extra clout to help Louisiana, but Republicans say she is disconnected from the state she represents. U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu's bid for a fourth term could be determined by how the remaining undecided voters view the Democratic senator's longevity in Washington.

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  2. Obama 'shocked' by Ray Rice video; Washington turns attention to NFLRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | WTVR Richmond

    The growing outcry over how the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell deal with incidents of domestic violence has reached the nation's highest office. Even President Barack Obama has seen the footage of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee.

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  3. Kiwi terrorists 'likely' - expertRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Stuff.co.nz

    UNCERTAIN NUMBERS: Waikato University international law expert Alexander Gillespie says the figure of two dozen New Zealanders involved is a guess based on Australian numbers. There could be as many as two dozen New Zealanders involved with the Islamic State militant group, an international law expert says.

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  4. TOKYO: Forming international coalition only way to destroy Islamic State groupRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Asia News Network

    Wiping out bloodthirsty extremist militants and restoring stability to the Middle East will require the swift creation of an international coalition prepared to stand united in this fight. US President Barack Obama has announced a plan to destroy the Islamic State, a Sunni extremist group that has been expanding its grip over swaths of northwest Iraq.

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  5. Usual Suspects: GOP Senate Scaremongers Claim Passage of 'USA Freedom Act' Will Strengthen ISISRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Daily Kos

    The GOP never misses an opportunity to scaremonger, and this time they're centering their authoritarian bona fides on the Senate version of the USA Freedom Act. The legislation is rather tame, in my opinion, compared to what is needed to rein in the NSA and other intelligence agencies in their ill-conceived quest to capture every byte of electronic information in the world.

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  6. Dear President Obama. I Am 11 Yrs Old and I was Born in Honduras. I Ask From My Heart For Your Help.Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Daily Kos

    I was born in Hawaii, which some people don't think is part of the United States. But no one has tried to deport me, at least probably until I am no longer in office.

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  7. 'Moderate' Syrian rebels sign non-aggression treaty with ISISRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Examiner.com

    To counter the threat of the ISIS terrorist organization, both Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain have advocated American arms, training and the equipment of war be provided to who they describe as the moderate factions involved in the Syrian Civil War, as reported by the Independent Journal Review on Sept. 13, 2014 and also by the Huffington Post on Sept.

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  8. These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing...Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Independent

    In Iraq the Iranian controlled Shia militias, which used to specialise in killing American troops, have relieved the Shia town of Amerli, long besieged by Isis The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is like an Islamic Khmer Rouge and deals with the rest of the world through violence. But a slogan of Isis is that "media is half of jihad", so events like the ritual murder of David Haines are geared to show strength and dominate the headlines, obscuring any sense that Isis's many enemies are making headway through American airstrikes.

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  9. Clinton's Presidential Message on Menu in IowaRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Wall Street Journal

    A supporter of Hillary Clinton has her picture taken with a cardboard cutout at the Harkin Steak Fry in Indianola, Iowa. INDIANOLA, Iowa-In its 37 years, the Harkin Steak Fry has never been about the steak.

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  10. Douglas Cohn: Even if referendum fails, Scots gain more independenceRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | The Daily Advance

    Much is on the line when voters in Scotland cast their ballots Thursday on Scottish independence from the United Kingdom. For months, polls showed the "Yes" movement lagging far behind, but it began to change, slowly at first, then with a burst of momentum for independence that brought British leaders David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg all rushing to Scotland to shore up support for unity.

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  11. White House still seeking coalition in Mideast warRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Erie Times News

    A White House official said Sunday it will find countries willing to send combat troops to fight Islamic extremists in Syria and Iraq, but it's too early to identify them. White House chief of staff Denis McDonough signaled that the State Department in coming days will name allies that will pledge ground troops to fight the Islamic State group, something the United States does not plan to do.

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  12. The war neither Obama, nor any other nation wants to fightRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Enter Stage Right

    Two trends have emerged since President Obama's September 10 speech regarding his intention to "degrade and destroy" the Islamic State. One is the understanding that he will not commit U.S. troops as "boots on the ground" to fight a force estimated variously between 10,000 and 30,000 depending on intelligence guesswork.

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  13. Veterans' health care: Harbinger for the rest of usRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Enter Stage Right

    Recalling even the most recent scandal may not be easy. After President Barack Obama's initial, obligatory expression of great shock, he and major media did what they always do in the hope that we soon forget about an issue: they were silent.

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  14. Breakwater must be repaired quickly to safeguard ports: Janice Hahn and Alan LowenthalRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | LA Daily News

    Since it was built in the 1940s, the three-section federal breakwater stretching from San Pedro to Long Beach Harbor has protected the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, as well as the Long Beach coastline, from storms and the destructive waves they can generate. Several weeks ago, a storm surge caused by Hurricane Marie inflicted a great deal of damage along the Southern California coast.

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  15. Rise of the Islamic State -- A retrospectiveRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Enter Stage Right

    In the 17th century, Sir Isaac Newton recorded the First Law of Motion in his foundational work, Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica, as translated: "When viewed in an inertial reference frame, an object either remains at rest or continues to move at a constant velocity, unless acted upon by an external force." Indeed, that law can be applied metaphorically to the objects of domestic and foreign policy, where actions also have consequences.

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  16. Photo Gallery: The Clintons at the Harkin Steak FryRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | WHO-TV Des Moines

    Thousands turned out for the 37th and final Harkin Steak Fry Sunday in Indianola. Speakers included democratic candidates facing elections in November along with President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

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  17. EPA's phony "environmental justice" caperRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Enter Stage Right

    When it comes to energy, climate change, justice and transparency, the Obama Administration and its Environmental Protection Agency want it every possible way. Their only consistency is their double standards and their determination to slash hydrocarbon use, ensure that electricity prices "necessarily skyrocket," expand federal government command and control, and "fundamentally transform" America.

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  18. Iowa Democrats react to Hillary Rodham ClintonRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | KTVN Reno

    Dick Furinash, of Liberty Center, Iowa, stands with cutouts of former Sec. of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and former President Bill Clinton during U.S. . Ellen Adelman, of Des Moines, Iowa, waits to listen to former Sec. of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speak during U.S. .

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  19. The Buzz: California state scientists OK short-term contractRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

    California's state scientists have overwhelmingly approved a second contract offer from the administration of Gov. Jerry Brown. The vote was 1,171 in favor and 177 opposed.

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  20. Bombshell Emails: White House Coordinated With Department of Labor To ...Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Daily Caller

    U.S. President Barack Obama makes a statement about the monthly job numbers, from the White House in Washington May 7, 2010. U.S. nonfarm payrolls grew at the fastest pace in four years in April as private sector employers ramped up hiring, raising the strong possibility that the labor market recovery may be picking up steam.

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