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Robert Gates: U.S. can’t beat Islamic State militants without ‘boots on the ground’

Former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates criticized President Barack Obama’s strategy to “degrade and destroy” the Islamic State (also known as ISIS and ISIL) without sending in ground troops. “The reality is they’re not going be able to be successful … Continue reading

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Biden triggers 2016 speculation with Iowa visit

How To Dress Well – How To Dress Well HOW TO DRESS WELL BIO Since the release of his debut album Love Remains in 2010, Tom Krell – AKA How to Dress Well – has crafted a reputation as one … Continue reading

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Islamic State campaign tests Obama’s commitment to Mideast allies

By Jason Szep WASHINGTON (Reuters) – After about 15 hours of flying and five hours of meetings, sleep finally caught up with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Baghdad. It was 6:04 p.m.  After sinking into his seat at … Continue reading

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U.S. airstrikes boost Islamic State, more hostages possible: FBI

By Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Support for Islamic State increased after U.S. airstrikes began in Iraq and the militant group may take more hostages to try to force concessions from Washington, the FBI director told Congress on Wednesday. Islamic … Continue reading

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Obama vows U.S. will not fight another ground war in Iraq

By Jeff Mason MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE Fla. (Reuters) – President Barack Obama vowed on Wednesday the United States will not fight another ground war in Iraq, seeking to reassure Americans about the level of U.S. involvement after a top … Continue reading

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US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa’s Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and … Continue reading

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US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa’s Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and … Continue reading

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A look at US response to Ebola crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at some of the initiatives President Barack Obama is announcing to ramp up the U.S. response to West Africa’s Ebola crisis: — Assigning 3,000 U.S. forces to Monrovia, Liberia, where they will provide command and … Continue reading

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A look at US response to Ebola crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at some of the initiatives President Barack Obama is announcing to ramp up the U.S. response to West Africa’s Ebola crisis: — Assigning 3,000 U.S. forces to Monrovia, Liberia, where they will provide command and … Continue reading

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Video of lawmaker tirade resurfaces in House race

DUQUOIN, Ill. (AP) — A red-faced Mike Bost showed little restraint when he took to the floor of the Illinois House in 2012 and unleashed a furious rant about the way Democrats run the state, complete with hollering, paper-throwing, fist-waving … Continue reading

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