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House Passes Bill That Authorizes Arming Syrian Rebels

By Eyder Peralta on September 17th, 2014 | Last updated: September 17, 2014 at 7:39 pm

Even though it was backed by both party leaders, the vote split politicians within their own ranks. The final tally on the narrow military measure was 273 to 156.

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Iran’s Foreign Minister: U.S. ‘Not Serious’ About Defeating Islamic State

By Scott Neuman on September 17th, 2014 | Last updated: September 18, 2014 at 8:39 am

In an interview with NPR, Mohammad Javad Zarif says the U.S. has been hesitant and contradictory in its approach to defeating the Islamist insurgency.

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Obama Rules Out Another Ground War In Iraq

By Krishnadev Calamur on September 17th, 2014 | Last updated: September 17, 2014 at 8:38 pm

The president said U.S. airstrikes, combined with military expertise, would be more effective in defeating the group that calls itself the Islamic State.

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Wildfire Threatens More Than 1,500 Homes In Northern California

By Scott Neuman on September 17th, 2014 | Last updated: September 17, 2014 at 2:38 pm

The largest, spreading through the Sierra Nevada forest east of Sacramento, has engulfed more than 18,000 and is only 5 percent contained.

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Police Hunt For Armed ‘Survivalist’ In Pa. Trooper Shooting

By Scott Neuman on September 17th, 2014 | Last updated: September 17, 2014 at 1:38 pm

Eric Frein, 31, has been identified as a suspect in last week’s fatal shooting of one state trooper and the wounding of another.

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House Poised To Vote On Arming, Training Syrian Rebels

By Scott Neuman on September 17th, 2014 | Last updated: September 17, 2014 at 6:38 pm

The expected vote on whether to authorize the Obama administration’s plan to arm and train moderate fighters comes as the president meets with military officials at U.S. Central Command.

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Vikings Now Say Adrian Peterson Is Banned From Team Activities

By Doreen McCallister on September 17th, 2014 | Last updated: September 17, 2014 at 8:38 pm

The change in running back Adrian Peterson’s status will require him to stay away from the team while he takes care of legal proceedings regarding child abuse charges.

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Boeing And SpaceX Win $6.8 Billion In NASA Contracts

By Bill Chappell on September 16th, 2014 | Last updated: September 16, 2014 at 7:38 pm

By 2017, the two American companies are expected to take over a job that NASA has relied upon Russia to perform: shuttling astronauts to the International Space Station.

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Obama Gives New Details On America’s Effort To Fight Ebola

By Bill Chappell on September 16th, 2014 | Last updated: September 16, 2014 at 6:38 pm

The president announced a “major increase” in the U.S. response to the outbreak, including a new military command center in Liberia, and sending medical professionals from the U.S. to field hospitals.

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Belgium Agrees To Euthanize Man Convicted Of Murder, Rape

By Bill Chappell on September 16th, 2014 | Last updated: September 16, 2014 at 4:39 pm

Frank Van Den Bleeken says he wants to die because he hasn’t seen any change in himself. A court agreed — and now his case is raising prickly questions in a country that has no death penalty.

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