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Did US Threaten Families Trying to Rescue Their Children from ISIS?

Did US Threaten Families Trying to Rescue Their Children from ISIS?
Is ISIS successfully manipulating U.S. politicians and media? Did the U.S. government threaten the families of the beheaded journalists if they paid the ransom allegedly demanded by the extremist group?
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VIDEO: Ted Cruz on CNN Laying Down Warmongering, Ridiculous Plans for Attacking Syria, ISIS

VIDEO: Ted Cruz on CNN Laying Down Warmongering, Ridiculous Plans for Attacking Syria, ISIS
Ted Cruz went on CNN to talk about how he would deal with ISIS. Thank Allah this man is not our president. Let's hope he never is.
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Obama Takes Big Risk in Wider Airstrikes

Obama Takes Big Risk in Wider Airstrikes
For a president criticized as overly cautious and reluctant to lead, Barack Obama is taking a huge risk. He is thrusting U.S. fighting forces into a growing military operation with clear dangers, unknown costs, an indefinite length and unpredictable consequences.
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Islamic State Fighting With Weapons From US: Report

Islamic State Fighting With Weapons From US: Report
The Islamic State (IS) is now in possession of lethal weapons formerly owned by so-called "moderate" Syrian rebels, as well as large quantities of arms produced in the United States, a new report (PDF) reveals
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Does 'Game of Thrones' Explain ISIS?

Does 'Game of Thrones' Explain ISIS?
Journalist and author Amir Ahmad Nasr discusses his latest piece 'ISIS Isn’t the Real Enemy. The “Game of Thrones” Medieval Mindset That Birthed It Is' and explains the historical and ideological legacy that created the fundamentalist group, the fallout from U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, the role of Saudi Arabia in spreading dangerous fundamentalism and what the global strategy for addressing ISIS should be.
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Satellites Catch Russian Troops, Artillery Within Ukraine Border

Satellites Catch Russian Troops, Artillery Within Ukraine Border
Satellite images released by NATO show Russian forces operating within the borders of Ukraine's sovereign territory. Dutch Brigadier General Nico Tak gave a sobering assessment of the escalating offensive in a press conference Thursday.
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Back in the USSR: Russian Tanks Invade Ukraine

Back in the USSR: Russian Tanks Invade Ukraine
Two columns of tanks and military vehicles rolled into southeastern Ukraine from Russia on Thursday after Grad missiles were fired at a border post and Ukraine's overmatched border guards fled, a top Ukrainian official said. Echoing the comments by Ukraine's Col. Andriy Lysenko, a top NATO official said at least 1,000 Russian troops have poured into Ukraine with sophisticated equipment, leaving no doubt that the Russian military had invaded southeastern Ukraine.
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Dalton Bennett and Raf Casert
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This Is When to Decry the PC Police: At Least 1,400 Children Sexually Abused in UK Town When Officials Didn't Want to Appear Racist

This Is When to Decry the PC Police: At Least 1,400 Children Sexually Abused in UK Town When Officials Didn't Want to Appear Racist
Members of Britain's Pakistani community reacted with outrage Wednesday amid reports that officials failed to act on sex abuse cases because of concerns about racism in the northern English town of Rotherham. Report author Alexis Jay said between 1997 and 2013, some 1,400 children were sexually exploited in the town of 250,000, mostly by Pakistani men.
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Sylvia Hui
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Break Out of the Outbreak? Missing Ebola Suspects Found in Liberia.

Break Out of the Outbreak? Missing Ebola Suspects Found in Liberia.
People who were being screened for Ebola when they fled a health center during looting have turned themselves into a hospital, a Liberian official said Tuesday. The patients fled when an Ebola holding facility was ransacked in Liberia's capital, Monrovia, on Saturday night, raising fears that the deadly virus might spread into the densely populated slum surrounding it. Information Minister Lewis Brown said Tuesday that the last 17 people who were missing have now turned themselves in to a treatment center at a major hospital in the capital.
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Jonathan Paye-Layleh and John Heilprin
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Iran Says November Deadline for Nuke Deal Is 'Unlikely'

Iran Says November Deadline for Nuke Deal Is 'Unlikely'
Iran's foreign minister said Friday it is unlikely to reach a final nuclear accord with world powers by a November deadline. Parliament's news website quoted Mohammad Javad Zarif as saying that even if a general agreement is reached before the deadline, the two sides will require more time to discuss details. "Hence, it is unlikely to reach a final conclusion before a four-month span," he said.
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