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  • Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

    Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 11:07 PM EDT2014-09-17 03:07:20 GMT
    American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails, the nation's top military officer said Tuesday as Congress plunged into an election-year debate of Obama's plan to expand airstrikes and train Syrian rebels. 
    American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails, the nation's top military officer said Tuesday as Congress plunged into an election-year debate of Obama's plan to expand airstrikes and train Syrian rebels. 
  • Congress scrutinizes Obama military strategy

    Congress scrutinizes Obama military strategy

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 9:17 AM EDT2014-09-16 13:17:49 GMT
    President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria is being scrutinized in Congress, where the expanded military campaign has broad support but faces skepticism rooted in more than a decade of war. 
    President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria is being scrutinized in Congress, where the expanded military campaign has broad support but faces skepticism rooted in more than a decade of war. 
  • House GOP moves ahead on Syrian rebel training

    House GOP moves ahead on Syrian rebel training

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:12 PM EDT2014-09-16 03:12:58 GMT
    Lawmakers raced Monday to authorize an expanded mission to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels before heading back to the campaign trail, with House Republicans preparing legislation backing a central plank of President Barack Obama's strategy against the Islamic State group. 
    Lawmakers raced Monday to authorize an expanded mission to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels before heading back to the campaign trail, with House Republicans preparing legislation backing a central plank of President Barack Obama's strategy against the Islamic State group. 
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  • Dempsey: Half of Iraqi army not OK as US partners

    Dempsey: Half of Iraqi army not OK as US partners

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 1:32 AM EDT2014-09-17 05:32:34 GMT
    About half of Iraq's army is incapable of partnering effectively with the U.S. to roll back the Islamic State group's territorial gains in western and northern Iraq, and the other half needs to be partially... 
    About half of Iraq's army is incapable of partnering effectively with the U.S. to roll back the Islamic State group's territorial gains in western and northern Iraq, and the other half needs to be partially rebuilt... 
  • Concerns raised over 'Obamacare' abortion coverage

    Concerns raised over 'Obamacare' abortion coverage

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 12:22 AM EDT2014-09-17 04:22:01 GMT
    A nonpartisan congressional agency is raising new questions about compliance with a key compromise on abortion that allowed the federal health care law to pass in 2010. 
    A nonpartisan congressional agency is raising new questions about compliance with a key compromise on abortion that allowed the federal health care law to pass in 2010. 
  • Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

    Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 12:03 AM EDT2014-09-17 04:03:09 GMT
    President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria is being scrutinized in Congress, where the expanded military campaign has broad support but faces skepticism after more... 
    American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails, the nation's top military officer said Tuesday as Congress plunged into an... 
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  • Sudden storm rips through San Diego

    Sudden storm rips through San Diego

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 1:28 AM EDT2014-09-17 05:28:43 GMT
    Parts of San Diego were hit by a surprise storm Tuesday that pounded local communities and toppled several trees. 
    Parts of San Diego were hit by a surprise storm Tuesday that pounded local communities and toppled several trees. 
  • San Diego fiance pleads for Hurricane Odile aid

    San Diego fiance pleads for Hurricane Odile aid

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 1:17 AM EDT2014-09-17 05:17:17 GMT
    Hurricane Odile crashed one San Diego woman's bachelorette party in Cabo San Lucas. Rachel Lemay and her friends are among the thousands of tourists left stranded in the aftermath of what is now Tropical Storm Odile. And now Lemay's fiancé, who is in San Diego, is requesting humanitarian aid. 
    Hurricane Odile crashed one San Diego woman's bachelorette party in Cabo San Lucas. Rachel Lemay and her friends are among the thousands of tourists left stranded in the aftermath of what is now Tropical Storm Odile. And now Lemay's fiancé, who is in San Diego, is requesting humanitarian aid. 
  • California drivers must give bikes 3-foot buffer

    California drivers must give bikes 3-foot buffer

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 11:34 PM EDT2014-09-17 03:34:14 GMT
    Californians will now need to take extra care to steer clear of cyclists. 
    Californians will now need to take extra care to steer clear of cyclists. 
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