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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin Dempsey testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin Dempsey testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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New IS video warns US over Iraq deployment

BEIRUT (AP) -- The militant Islamic State group has released a video warning the United States that fighters await it in Iraq if President Barack Obama sends troops there, as he and his top general said may happen.

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Survey reveals America’s rudest drivers

A new survey of drivers across the country purports to show the states with the most discourteous motorists.

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Man accused of trying to aid Islamic State group

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- An upstate New York man accused of plotting to kill members of the U.S. military and others faces new charges that he tried to aid the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq.

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House passes ‘no welfare for weed’ bill

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House passed a bill Tuesday that could make it a little harder for people to use government welfare payments to buy marijuana in states where the drug is legal.

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Police: Pa. Barracks ambush suspect sought mass murder

BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — The suspect in the killing of a trooper and the critical wounding of another outside a rural barracks is a survivalist who has expressed a desire to kill law enforcement officers and commit mass murder, state police said Tuesday.

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President Barack Obama chats with Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed after arriving at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta for a scheduled visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
President Barack Obama chats with Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed after arriving at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta for a scheduled visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
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US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

ATLANTA (AP) — Under pressure to ramp up the U.S. response to the Ebola crisis, President Barack Obama is ordering 3,000 U.S. military personnel to West Africa amid worries that the financial and human cost of the outbreak is growing exponentially in a region overwhelmed by the deadly virus.

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An Amtrak crew works on repairing downed wires in Maryland
An Amtrak crew works on repairing downed wires in Maryland (Amtrak)
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Limited DC-Philly Amtrak service restored

WASHINGTON D.C. (AP)-- Limited Amtrak service from Washington to Philadelphia has been restored after a freight train knocked down overhead wires on the tracks.

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U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (L) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin Dempsey testify before the Senate Armed Services
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (L) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin Dempsey testify before the Senate Armed Services (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Dempsey: If campaign fails, ground troops possible

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's top military leader told Congress on Tuesday he would recommend that the United States consider deploying ground forces to Iraq if President Barack Obama's expanded air campaign to destroy Islamic extremists fails.

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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks at Celtic Manor, Newport, Wales. As the president plans a speech on the eve of 9/11 to assess the U.S. stance against the Islamic State militants, U.S. officials say the strategy will largely build on the current air strikes and work with the nascent coalition he began to build in Wales. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks at Celtic Manor, Newport, Wales. As the president plans a speech on the eve of 9/11 to assess the U.S. stance against the Islamic State militants, U.S. officials say the strategy will largely build on the current air strikes and work with the nascent coalition he began to build in Wales. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
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First U.S. airstrikes in expanded Iraq fight

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. officials said Monday the United States has taken the first step in its planned expanded fight against Islamic State militants, going to the aid of Iraqi security forces near Baghdad who were being attacked by enemy fighters.

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Smoking rates on the rise in New York City

For the first time in years, more than 1 million New Yorkers are smoking, according to data released Monday, marking a disturbing rise of tobacco use in the city that pioneered a number of anti-smoking initiatives that were emulated nationally.

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