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Opinion Pages Offer Support On Plan To Combat Islamic State

By Scott Neuman on September 11th, 2014 | Last updated: September 11, 2014 at 7:49 pm

Editorials in major U.S. dailies signaled cautious backing of President Obama’s plan to broaden an American-led offensive against the insurgency.

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NFL: Ex-FBI Chief Will Investigate How League Handled Rice Evidence

By Eyder Peralta on September 10th, 2014 | Last updated: September 10, 2014 at 11:49 pm

A report from the AP quotes an unnamed law enforcement official saying police had sent a video to the NFL that showed Rice punching his then-fiancee.

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Obama Says U.S. Will ‘Take Out’ Islamic State ‘Wherever They Exist’

By Eyder Peralta on September 10th, 2014 | Last updated: September 10, 2014 at 11:49 pm

Signaling a broadening of the American offensive to date, the president said he would not hesitate to order strikes inside Syria. “If you threaten America, you will find no safe haven,” Obama warned.

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Underneath Stonehenge, ‘A Map Of What Was There In The Past’

By Krishnadev Calamur on September 10th, 2014 | Last updated: September 10, 2014 at 7:48 pm

Researchers from Birmingham University used high-tech equipment to map 17 ritual monuments in the area. That’s in addition to the iconic circle of stones that has stood there for thousands of years.

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Putin: Russia To Upgrade Nuclear Forces In Response To West

By Scott Neuman on September 10th, 2014 | Last updated: September 10, 2014 at 7:47 pm

The Russian president also accused the West of staging the crisis in Ukraine in order to “resuscitate” the NATO alliance.

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Britain’s Cameron Pleads With Scots To Stay In U.K.

By Scott Neuman on September 10th, 2014 | Last updated: September 10, 2014 at 7:47 pm

The prime minister says he’d be “heartbroken” if Scotland voted to separate from the union in a Sept. 18 referendum.

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Government To Drop Background Check Firm USIS

By Scott Neuman on September 10th, 2014 | Last updated: September 10, 2014 at 7:47 pm

The Falls Church, Va.-based private contractor conducts most of the government’s background checks and was the target of a cyberattack last month that breached thousands of personnel files.

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Ukrainian President Offers Limited Autonomy For Rebellious Region

By Scott Neuman on September 10th, 2014 | Last updated: September 10, 2014 at 7:47 pm

Petro Poroshenko is offering a bill to grant special status to parts of the country’s restive east, but he reiterates that there will be no concession on sovereignty.

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Kerry Seeks Iraq’s Support On Move Against Islamic State

By Scott Neuman on September 10th, 2014 | Last updated: September 10, 2014 at 7:47 pm

The secretary of state’s visit to Baghdad comes ahead of President Obama’s speech tonight to outline a plan to combat the militant group.

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Obama Tells Lawmakers He Has Authority He Needs For Islamic State Fight

By Eyder Peralta on September 9th, 2014 | Last updated: September 9, 2014 at 7:43 pm

The implication is that President Obama will not seek Congressional approval for any military action against the militant Sunni group.

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