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Into the Heart of Darkness: Obama Addresses ISIS, Ebola and Ukraine in UN Address (Video)

Into the Heart of Darkness: Obama Addresses ISIS, Ebola and Ukraine in UN Address (Video)
President Obama, in his annual address to the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday, cited "the cancer of violent extremism" in the Middle East as the single issue that could derail future global progress, and said six years into his presidency that the world is at a crossroads. He specifically called on Muslim communities in the region to confront the threat of extremism and reject such ideology.
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Operation Freedom Ain't Free: What Will the War Against ISIS Cost?

Operation Freedom Ain't Free: What Will the War Against ISIS Cost?
While we still haven't finished paying for the previous wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — remember that pesky budget deficit the GOP keeps threatening to shut down the government over? — America appears to be marching into action again without a plan to pay for it. The country spent $1.5 trillion on Iraq 2.0 alone. You don't need an e-book meme to wonder how that money could've been better spent.
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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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Twitter Suspends Users Posting 'Graphic Imagery' of Journalist's Beheading by ISIS

Twitter Suspends Users Posting 'Graphic Imagery' of Journalist's Beheading by ISIS
Twitter and some other social media outlets are trying to block the spread of gruesome images of the beheading of journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants, while a movement to deny his killers publicity is also gaining momentum. In a Tweet, CEO Dick Costolo said his company "is actively suspending accounts as we discover them related to this graphic imagery," and he gave a link to a New York Times story about Foley's killing.
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Toby Sterling
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Cease-Fire Called in Beleaguered Homs, Syrian Rebels to Flee City

Cease-Fire Called in Beleaguered Homs, Syrian Rebels to Flee City
The Syrian government and the rebels revolting called a 48-hour truce in the city of Homs, so that rebels who have been trapped there can retreat. The city, called the "capital of the revolution," was one of the first great victories for the rebels, but has since been under a steady stream of bombardment and artillery fire.
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Hillary Applauds AZ Gov's Veto of Hateful Anti-Gay Bill

Hillary Applauds AZ Gov's Veto of Hateful Anti-Gay Bill
In a speech at the University of Miami, Hillary Rodham Clinton applauded Arizona Governor Jan Brewer's refusal to sign onto a hateful 'religious freedom' bill that would have made it easier to discriminate against gay couples. Clinton also promoted civic participation, and talked on a range of foreign policy issues.
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Syrian Media Says 175 al-Qaeda Linked Rebels Killed by Army in Damascus Ambush

Syrian Media Says 175 al-Qaeda Linked Rebels Killed by Army in Damascus Ambush
Syrian army troops killed 175 rebels in an ambush Wednesday south of Damascus, state media reported, a major attack targeting mostly al-Qaeda-linked fighters as part of a government effort to secure the capital.
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Plan Finalized to Destroy Syria's Chemical Weapons: What Does It Look Like? Who's Paying for It?

Plan Finalized to Destroy Syria's Chemical Weapons: What Does It Look Like? Who's Paying for It?
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has finalized its plan for the destruction of Syria's stockpile of weapons and precursor chemicals, with the most toxic material to be destroyed at sea aboard a U.S. ship. But factors beyond the Nobel Peace Prize-winning watchdog's control could lead to delays.
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Mike Cordor
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US, British Suspend Syrian Nonlethal Aid After Islamic Militants Overrun Warehouse

US, British Suspend Syrian Nonlethal Aid After Islamic Militants Overrun Warehouse
The US and Great Britain suspended nonlethal aid to Syria's rebels after a warehouse of goods was seized by Islamic militants. Concerns are growing that Syria's nascent rebellion is being co-opted by al-Qaida-backed groups.
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