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Australian police: Raids thwarted ISIL beheading plot

SYDNEY (AP) — Police on Thursday said they thwarted a plot to carry out beheadings in Australia by supporters of the radical Islamic State group. They raided more than a dozen properties across Sydney and were holding six people and have identified the suspected ringleader, officials said.

September 18, 2014 11:41 am Related

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Obama reaffirms opposition to US combat in Iraq

TAMPA, Fla. | President Barack Obama reaffirmed Wednesday that he does not intend to send U.S. troops into combat against the Islamic State group, despite doubts about the ability of Iraqi forces, Kurdish fighters and Syrian rebels to carry out the ground fight on their own.

September 17, 2014 12:56 pm Related

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Iran rejects global strategy against Islamic extremists

PARIS (AP) — As diplomats from around the world sought a global strategy to fight Islamic State extremists, Iran ruled out working with any international coalition, saying it had rejected American requests for cooperation against the militants.

September 15, 2014 6:12 am Related

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New terror fight casts shadow over 9/11 ceremonies

NEW YORK | The nation's gathering war against a new upsurge in Islamic terror hung heavy over the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks Thursday, stirring both anxiety and determination among those who came to ground zero to remember their loved ones.

September 11, 2014 2:26 pm
9/11 commemoration amid renewed terror threat

9/11 commemoration amid renewed terror threat

A woman grieves at her husband's memorial at South Tower Memorial Pool during memorial observances on the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. Family and friends of those who died read the names of the nearly 3,000 p…

September 11, 2014 12:00 pm
Syria, Iran slam US strategy in fighting militants

Syria, Iran slam US strategy in fighting militants

President Barack Obama addresses the nation from the Cross Hall in the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. In a major reversal, Obama ordered the United States into a broad military campaign to “degrade and ultimately destroy” militants in two volatile Middle East nations, …

September 11, 2014 7:04 am
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September 11, 2014 12:00 am

Obama orders airstrikes in Syria for first time

WASHINGTON | Opening a new military front in the Middle East, President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes inside Syria for the first time Wednesday night, along with expanded strikes in Iraq as part of "a steady, relentless effort" to root out Islamic State extremists and their spreadi…

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September 08, 2014 12:00 am
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September 03, 2014 12:00 am

American militant born in Chicago killed in Syria

NEW HOPE, Minn. (AP) — An American man believed to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside an extremist militant group, most likely the Islamic State, a U.S. official said Tuesday.

August 27, 2014 7:37 am
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August 26, 2014 12:00 am
Lugar backs Obama actions in Iraq

Lugar backs Obama actions in Iraq

INDIANAPOLIS | Former U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar, R-Ind., supports President Barack Obama's decision to send military advisers into Iraq and believes the American people need to back the president's efforts to protect the United States.

August 21, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Beheading spurs new attacks on Islamic militants

Beheading spurs new attacks on Islamic militants

FILE - This September 2012 file photo posted on the website freejamesfoley.org shows journalist James Foley in Aleppo, Syria.In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded Foley — and are threatening to kill…

August 20, 2014 6:28 pm
WALTER WILLIAMS: Our unwillingness to defend ourselves

WALTER WILLIAMS: Our unwillingness to defend ourselves

The U.S. Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that 2012 losses because of personal identity theft totaled $24.7 billion. The money losses from identity theft pale in comparison with the costs of paperwork, time and inconvenience imposed on the larger society in an effort…

July 22, 2014 12:05 am
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June 04, 2014 12:00 am
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May 13, 2014 12:00 am

Don't let terrorists' helpers be able to enter U.S.

This administration, with the blessing of the president, is now admitting people who helped kill our troops who were in harm's way.

February 23, 2014 12:00 am
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