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House gives military authority to train, arm Syrian rebels

The U.S. House of Representatives approved President Barack Obama's request to arm and train Syrian rebels to fight ISIS militants by a vote of 273 -156 on Wednesday.

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Obama: US must back partners against ISIS

The U.S. is not returning combat troops to Iraq, President Barack Obama insisted again Wednesday, despite the suggestion by his top general that option is something the Pentagon could consider.

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ISIS video is counterpoint to Obama speech

The production is slick. The imagery: ominous. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is out with a new video from its Al Hayat Media Center.

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Hurdle removed for passing ISIS vote

For conservatives conflicted over how to vote on a major measure Wednesday that would fund the federal government and authorize the president to arm Syrian rebels, their decision might have gotten a bit easier.

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ISIS turns to glossy magazine for propaganda

ISIS has used videos of its shocking beheadings of Western hostages to seize the world's attention, threatening the United States and its allies.

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General open to anti-ISIS U.S. ground troops

America's top military officer raised the specter Tuesday of U.S. troops in Iraq taking on a combat role to fight ISIS, a position that was quickly knocked down by the White House.

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Sotloff's fixer recounts ISIS abduction

American journalist Steven Sotloff began his last journey into Syria with a surprise gift for his fixer, Yosef Abobaker. It was a small camera.

"Happy birthday!" Sotloff told his guide, whom Sotloff had befriended a year earlier by interviewing…

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CNN witnesses successful anti-ISIS operation

It began before dawn: One thousand troops taking up position.

The goal? Push ISIS fighters back toward Mosul and farther from Irbil, the capital of Iraq's Kurdish region.

ISIS had already destroyed a bridge linking the two cities a month ago, hoping…

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What's the world going to do about ISIS?

ISIS beheaded another Westerner, a British aid worker. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry courted Middle Eastern leaders to join a coalition in the fight against the Islamist militants. And U.S. planes aimed at ISIS fighters near Iraq's capital.

As…

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Congress to vote on arming Syrian rebels

House Republicans will require the White House to provide a detailed plan for arming and training Syrian rebels to fight ISIS in exchange for giving it the OK to carry out the mission.

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