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Obama: Syria strikes show 'this is not America's fight alone'

The United States is doing what it must to "take the fight to terrorists," leading a coalition of Arab nations in a series of airstrikes against the so-called Islamic State terror group in Syria, U.S. President Barack Obama said Tuesday.

At the same ...

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Al Qaeda group in Syria plots against U.S.

Among the targets of U.S. strikes across Syria early Tuesday was the Khorasan Group -- a collection of senior al Qaeda members who have moved into Syria.

President Obama called them "seasoned al Qaeda operatives."

"Once again, it must be clear to anyon...

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Congress reacts to Syria airstrikes

As the Pentagon launched a barrage of airstrikes into Syria late Monday, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Virginia, who was an early backer of President Obama's first presidential campaign and his hand-picked chairman to run the Democratic National Committee, says ...

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Embattled F-22 goes into combat

The problem-plagued F-22 Raptor took part in its first combat mission Monday night, hitting ISIS targets in Syria.

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Obama warns on climate change at U.N.

President Barack Obama told a United Nations meeting on Tuesday that pollution must be contained to address climate change.

Specifically, he called out China, saying that the most populous country on Earth, with the fastest increase in carbon polluti...

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How Obama came to launch strikes in Syria

President Barack Obama's policy toward Syria -- three years of red lines and calls for regime change -- culminated Monday in a barrage of airstrikes on terror targets there, marking a turning point for the conflict and thrusting the president further into it.

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Google pulls out of conservative political group over climate change

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt says the company is pulling its support of a conservative political group because he believes it is lying on climate change.

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Strikes on ISIS in Syria: Who's in, who's not

The campaign of airstrikes against ISIS in Syria has pitted several Arab countries into action alongside the United States.

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Treasury acts to stop overseas tax 'inversions'

The U.S. Treasury Department on Monday announced what it called its "first, targeted steps" to make it harder for U.S. companies to reduce their tax bills by merging with foreign firms and moving abroad.

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ISIS a 'very significant potential threat'

The militant group ISIS represents a "very significant potential threat to homeland security," the secretary of Homeland Security said Monday on CNN.

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How Secret Service could beef up White House security

Visitors be warned: Security around the White House about to intensify.

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ISIS calls for attacks in U.S. and allies

Western allies vowed a tough fight against ISIS on Monday after the terrorist group called for attacks against those countries.

"This call for the murder of civilians along with the execution of hostages and mass slaughters testifies once again, if ne...

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