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Israel Kills Palestinians Suspected In June Kidnappings

By Bill Chappell on September 23rd, 2014 | Last updated: September 24, 2014 at 5:42 am

Acting on recently received information, soldiers from Israel’s special forces raided a building in the West Bank where the two men had been hiding early this morning.

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ISIS Purportedly Releases New Video Of British Hostage

By Scott Neuman on September 23rd, 2014 | Last updated: September 24, 2014 at 5:42 am

In the second of a promised “lecture series,” freelance photographer John Cantlie warns that Western governments “are hastily marching toward all-out war in Iraq and Syria.”

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Airstrikes Move To Syria, Target More Than Just ISIS

By Scott Neuman on September 23rd, 2014 | Last updated: September 23, 2014 at 4:41 pm

The strikes, supported by five Arab nations, are a major escalation in the campaign and hit other extremist groups, including one that the Pentagon says is planning to attack U.S. interests.

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U.S., Allies Hit Islamic State Targets In Syria, Pentagon Says

By Eyder Peralta on September 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: September 22, 2014 at 11:42 pm

The Pentagon said it had used fighter, bomber and Tomahawk missiles during the mission launched on Monday.

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French Citizen Is Kidnapped In Algeria By Islamist Splinter Group

By Eyder Peralta on September 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: September 23, 2014 at 4:41 am

The man was captured just hours after the Islamic State called on its followers to launch attacks against French citizens.

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Treasury Announces New Steps To Reduce Corporate Tax Dodges

By Eyder Peralta on September 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: September 22, 2014 at 7:41 pm

The Treasury said corporations were increasingly moving their parent companies overseas to dodge U.S. taxes. The Treasury said the practice erodes the tax base.

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Prosecutor Says White House Intruder Had 800 Rounds Of Ammunition In Car

By Eyder Peralta on September 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: September 22, 2014 at 6:41 pm

Omar J. Gonzales, 42, jumped a fence and made it past the White House’s North Portico doors before being apprehended by the Secret Service.

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Massive Volcanic Eruption Is Making Iceland Grow

By Geoff Brumfiel on September 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: September 23, 2014 at 9:41 am

The eruption has been going for weeks. So far it hasn’t been catastrophic, but it has been creating new ground.

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3 Afghan Army Officers, Who Had Gone Missing, Detained At Canadian Border

By Scott Neuman on September 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: September 22, 2014 at 3:42 pm

The men are described as senior Afghan army officers who were vetted before being allowed to participate in training exercises. They are not considered a threat, officials say.

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Largest Of Calif. Wildfires Destroys 10 Homes, Other Structures

By Scott Neuman on September 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: September 22, 2014 at 2:42 pm

More than 5,500 firefighters are battling the so-called King Fire in the Sierra Nevada forest area. Some 2,800 people have been evacuated.

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