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Obama: US won’t stop confronting Islamic State

EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama says the United States will continue to confront Islamic State extremists despite the brutal murder of journalist James Foley. Obama says the entire world is “appalled” by Foley’s killing. The president says he … Continue reading

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Charge changed in ‘Joe Biden defense’ firearm case

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A prosecutor says he’ll dismiss a firearms charge because he doubts a jury would convict a Vancouver, Washington, man who said he was following the advice of Vice President Joe Biden when he fired a shotgun … Continue reading

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White House Knew of Recent ISIS Threat to Kill US Journalist

View photo . In this Nov.2012, file photo, posted on the website freejamesfoley.org, shows missing journalist James Foley while … ISIS had recently threatened to kill U.S. journalist James Foley to avenge airstrikes the United States has conducted in Iraq, a … Continue reading

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Can the police really do that?

In the days since two reporters were arrested at a Ferguson McDonald’s during fiery protests ignited after a police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old, stunned Americans watching news coverage of officers with combat gear, rifles and tear gas … Continue reading

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Sullivan claims victory in Alaska’s U.S. Republican Senate primary

By Steve Quinn JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) – Mainstream Republican Dan Sullivan claimed victory early on Wednesday in Alaska’s three-way primary race ahead of a November election seen as critical to the party’s bid to regain control of the U.S. Senate. … Continue reading

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Boehner’s troubles with House conservatives may only get worse

By David Lawder FOND DU LAC Wis. (Reuters) – Glenn Grothman is a fiery conservative who wants to slash welfare programs and crack down on illegal immigrants who he says will “destroy” America. And if U.S. House Speaker John Boehner … Continue reading

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US officials: Video shows American’s beheading

WASHINGTON (AP) — A grisly video released Tuesday shows Islamic State militants beheading American journalist James Foley, U.S. officials said, in what the extremists called retribution for recent U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. The militants threatened to kill another captive they … Continue reading

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Christie: Too soon to draw conclusions on Ferguson

LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Christie said it’s too soon to draw conclusions about the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by police in Ferguson, Missouri, and the subsequent unrest there and criticized other politicians who have weighed … Continue reading

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Paul Ryan Implores GOP to Offer a ‘Meaningful Choice’ in 2016

View photo . Representative Paul Ryan (R) Wisconsin on ‘This Week’ For Rep. Paul Ryan, the lesson of the Republican loss in the 2012 presidential election was the need for the GOP to offer Americans “a meaningful choice” on Election … Continue reading

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California lawmakers pass bill banning inmate sterilizations

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) – California lawmakers sent a bill to ban sterilization surgeries on inmates in California prisons to Governor Jerry Brown on Tuesday, after media reports and a later audit showed officials failed to follow the … Continue reading

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