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World leaders agree on at least one thing when it comes to the war in Syria: ISIS is now a global threat that needs to be countered. President Obama chaired a special U.N. summit on the issue, and he says an international coalition is growing — though some countries differ on how to handle Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Critics say research on fetal tissue is no longer needed to answer crucial medical questions. But National Institutes of Health officials and other scientists say alternatives don't yet measure up.

Many local startups say their biggest hurdle is cash. It's such a common complaint, Atlanta's mayor is launching a venture capital fund to help tech companies get off the ground.

The head of Planned Parenthood testifies Tuesday before a House committee investigating secretly recorded videos by a group that accuses Planned Parenthood of profiting from the sale of fetal tissue.

A congressional report scheduled for release Tuesday suggests some 30,000 people worldwide have gone to Syria to fight in recent years. That includes some 250 Americans who've gone there and to Iraq.

The Daily Show with new host Trevor Noah premiered Monday night, and it had a feel familiar to longtime viewers, perhaps because the program kept a lot of writers and producers from Jon Stewart's era.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump unveils a tax plan that would drop the maximum rate from nearly 40 percent to 25 percent. Businesses would also get much lower rates.

In his U.N. speech, President Obama cited improved ties with Cuba as an example of his commitment to diplomacy. But in his remarks, Cuban leader Raul Castro laid out a series of demands.

Taliban fighters stormed the northern Afghan city of Kunduz, marking the first time the group has captured a city since it was ousted in 2001. Journalist Mujib Mashal talks about the Taliban takeover.

Shell spent 10 years and $7 billion preparing for an offshore drilling operation in the Arctic. But after a disappointing test well, the company says it's giving up, for now.




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