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Obama's vacations in line with US average

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 5:26am
CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama is criticized whenever he goes on vacation but travel industry data show he's taken about as much vacation this year as most Americans do. (...)
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Obama faces tough options in Iraq and Syria

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 5:02am
WASHINGTON (AP) — At the heart of President Barack Obama's quandary over the Islamic State militants is their haven in Syria. (...)
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Biden voices support for Georgia's NATO wishes

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 4:59am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden tells Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili that he supports the former Soviet republic's desire to join NATO. Georgia's aspirations to join the Western alliance are a sore point with Russia. (...)
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Obama's vacations in line with US average

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 4:37am
CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) — Criticized whenever he goes on vacation, President Barack Obama is on par with most Americans, who average four leisure trips a year, travel industry data shows. (...)
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California permits outdoor dining with dogs

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 3:08am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Fido can feast with you now when you go out to eat in California. (...)
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Obama faces tough options in Iraq and Syria

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 2:30am
WASHINGTON (AP) — At the heart of President Barack Obama's quandary over the Islamic State militants is their haven in Syria. (...)
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Obama faces options in Iraq and Syria

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 2:01am
WASHINGTON (AP) — At the heart of President Barack Obama's quandary over the Islamic State militants is their haven in Syria. (...)
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Dempsey hits Islamic militant 'end-of-days' vision

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:56am
WASHINGTON (AP) — America's top-ranked military officer says the surging Islamic State group has an "apocalyptic, end-of-days strategic vision" in the Middle East and cannot be defeated unless the United States and a coalition of partners confront it head-on in Syria. (...)
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Congressman's office sorry for Soviet medals in ad

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:45pm
WOODLAND PARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey congressman's office is red-faced over a Facebook ad about veteran benefits that featured Soviet military medals. (...)
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Slaying of American reopens debate on ransoms

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 8:48pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — By rejecting demands for a nine-digit payment to save kidnapped American journalist James Foley, the United States upheld a policy choice that some European and Arab governments have long found too wrenching to make themselves: ruling out ransom to rescue any citizen held captive by militant organizations, in hopes the tough stand will make Americans safer from kidnapping and attacks by extremists. (...)
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Slaying of American reopens debate on ransoms

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 8:44pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — By rejecting demands for a nine-digit payment to save kidnapped American journalist James Foley, the United States upheld a policy choice that some European and Arab governments have long found too wrenching to make themselves. (...)
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Obama faces options in Iraq and Syria

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 8:40pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — At the heart of President Barack Obama's quandary over the Islamic State militants is their haven in Syria. (...)
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Foley case lays bare debate over paying ransom

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 4:32pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The beheading of freelance journalist James Foley has forced a new debate between the longtime U.S. and British refusal to negotiate with terrorists, and Europe and the Persian Gulf's increasing willingness to pay ransoms in a desperate attempt to free citizens. The dilemma: How to save the lives of captives without financing terror groups and encouraging more kidnappings. (...)
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GAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:43pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon broke the law when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a prisoner in Afghanistan for five years, for five Taliban leaders, congressional investigators said Thursday. (...)
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The ice bucket stops with Obama

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:17pm
EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — The ice bucket stops with Obama. (...)
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