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Senate To Vote On Bill To Authorize Arming Syrian Rebels

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 4:06am

The House voted Wednesday to authorize the training and equipping of Syrian rebels to fight militants in the group called Islamic State also known as ISIS. The vote didn't split down party lines.

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Kerry Briefs Skeptic Senators On Coalition Plans Against ISIS

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 4:06am

President Obama says more than 40 countries are joining together to fight the Islamic State militants. Secretary of State John Kerry has returned from a trip to try to put together a coalition.

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Scottish Voters Cast Ballots On Whether To Cut Ties To U.K.

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 4:06am

Voting is underway in Scotland on a referendum that will decide if the country becomes independent. British Prime Minister David Cameron has promised Scotland more autonomy if it stays in the union.

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Wis. Court Reinstates Voter ID Law, Causes Chaos Before Election

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 4:06am

Last week, a federal appeals court reinstated the photo identification requirement. It had been blocked in a lawsuit brought by voter advocacy groups.

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'American Gothic' House Available To Rent

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 4:06am

The renter of Iowa's most famous house is moving out. The farm house pictured in Grant Wood's painting, American Gothic, is rented out by the state's historical society.

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Vermont Nonprofit Successfully Helps Homeowners Weatherize

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 4:06am

Old houses that dot New England's landscape are often expensive to heat. A nonprofit housing agency in Vermont is using customer service to get homeowners to make their houses more energy efficient.

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Holder Urges Bigger Rewards For Wall Street Whistleblowers

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 4:06am

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says the government needs to pay whistleblowers more money if it wants to prevent financial sector fraud.

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Bezos' Space Company To Develop Rocket Engine

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 4:06am

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announced that his space company, Blue Origin, is partnering with U.S. based United Launch Alliance to work on a rocket engine. Currently, the U.S. relies on Russian rockets.

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Texas City Unveils Statue Of Innocent Man Who Died In Prison

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 4:06am

Timothy Cole died in prison in Lubbock, convicted of a rape he didn't commit. The real rapist eventually confessed, but it took years before Cole would be posthumously exonerated.

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Iranian Official Shares Little About Detained U.S. Reporter

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 4:06am

On July 22, Tehran-based Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian was detained by Iranian authorities. Steve Inskeep talks to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif about the case.

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Wilderness Area Accused Of Inhibiting Idaho Town's Economy

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 4:06am

Since President Johnson signed the Wilderness Act into law, Congress has set aside more than 109 million acres for federal protection. But off-limit landscape represents untapped potential for towns.

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Royal Canadian Air Force Tries To Keep Aging Fleet Flying

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 6:08am

The Ottawa Citizen reports that technicians from the Search and Rescue unit had to raid an air force museum for navigational equipment to use in some of its Hercules aircraft.

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Police Try To Nab Thief Who Steals Flowers From Graves

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 6:04am

Police in the English village wrote a poem: All we can do now to show we cared is to lay flowers at a grave for feelings we shared. Please admire not take our bouquets and our wreaths.

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Congress Gets Thrust Into Election-Year Debate Over ISIS Plan

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 4:02am

The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote today on whether to train and arm Syrian rebels fighting against the self-described Islamic State militant group.

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Sen. Kaine's Bill Authorizes Force Against ISIS, Limits Action By U.S. Ground Forces

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 4:02am

Senator Tim Kaine, a Democrat from Virginia, sits on both the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He's introducing legislation on Wednesday that would authorize use of military force against ISIS — including language that strictly limits the deployment of U.S. ground forces.

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The Last Word In Business

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 4:02am

Audie Cornish and David Greene have the Last Word in business.

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Bollywood Star Responds To Sexist Newspaper Report

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 4:02am

The Twittersphere lit up in defense of Bollywood starlet Deepika Padukone. She audaciously told off "The Times Of India" which published a revealing photo gallery of her captioned "OMG: Deepika Padukone's cleavage show."

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NFL Players Union Files An Appeal To Ray Rice's Suspension

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 4:02am

Several NFL players are in the news recently for off-field incidents. Audie Cornish talks to George Atallah of the NFL Players Association about crime and punishment in the National Football League.

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Bollywood Star Fires Back At Indian Paper Over Cleavage Photo

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 4:02am

The Twittersphere lit up in defense of Bollywood star Deepika Padukone when she told off The Times Of India for publishing a revealing photo of her.

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Gaza's Fate Rests On Whether Hamas And Fatah Can Co-Exist

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 4:02am

Hamas and Israel stopped fighting weeks ago. But feuding continues between the two main factions on the Palestinian side — Hamas and Fatah. Their battle has an impact on relations with Israel as well.

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