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Kerry: 'Irresponsible' not to aid 'valiant' Kurds against IS

Kerry said the Obama administration decided to airdrop weapons and ammunitions to "valiant" Kurds fighting IS.

2 sides in Oregon pot debate appeal to maternal instincts

Both sides in Oregon's debate over whether to legalize marijuana are appealing to maternal instincts with the election less than three weeks away. Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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Spin meter: Shaky claims on who is responsible for budgets for agencies fighting Ebola

Budgets for the agencies responsible for fighting Ebola have lost ground in recent years, sparking a partisan blame game in Washington over who's at fault. The truth is all of the parties share... Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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USS Constitution takes trip before 3-year restoration

Old Ironsides took one last trip around Boston Harbor on Friday ahead of a major, multi-year restoration project, firing its canons while the Dropkick Murphys punk band and a Boston Pops quintet... Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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Judge strikes down same-sex marriage ban in Wyoming

strict Judge Scott W. Skavdahl has struck down the state law banning gay marriage in Wyoming, but he put his ruling on hold until 5 p.m. Thursday or until all defendants have filed a notice that... Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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Iraq imposes curfew in Ramadi, fearing militants

Iraq imposed a curfew in the western city of Ramadi on Friday amid fears that the Islamic State group was looking to advance on the strategically important city as attacks in Baghdad killed 21... Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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Biden's son faces no bar review after discharge from Navy Reserve

Connecticut legal authorities say the youngest son of Vice President Joe Biden does not face automatic review of his state law license following his discharge from the Navy Reserve after testing... Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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Lots of disagreement on possible Ebola travel ban

There's little agreement on possible travel restrictions on persons coming from African nations afflicted by Ebola Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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U.S. government to allow some Haitians to immigrate faster

Thousands of Haitian immigrants approved to move to the United States to join relatives already living here will soon be able to immigrate before a visa is available, the Obama administration... Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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Superintendent in Idaho Democrat's campaign ad has never voted

Idaho's Democratic gubernatorial candidate's latest television advertisement features a Republican school superintendent explaining he's planning to vote outside his party for the first time. Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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Kobani key to US strategy against Islamic State

Dusty and remote, the Syrian city of Kobani has become an unlikely spoil in the war against Islamic State militants — and far more of a strategic prize than the United States wants to admit. Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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In Libya's Benghazi, mood of resignation over war

As a third day of fighting raged Friday between Islamist militias and forces loyal to Libya's elected government, the mood in this embattled city that once took pride in being the first to rise up... Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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Ukrainian, Russian leaders sound optimistic note

Russian and Ukrainian leaders sounded optimistic after marathon, Europe-brokered talks Friday, signaling progress on both a definitive peace settlement in Ukraine and a gas dispute that threatens... Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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Obama announces plan to tighten debit card security

Saying more must be done to stop data breaches affecting consumers, President Barack Obama announced on Friday a government plan to tighten security for the debit cards that transmit federal... Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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Obama's under-used credit card declined in New York cafe

The Secret Service is charged with watching the president's back, but who's watching his wallet? Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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In Hong Kong, no endgame for chaotic protests

Three weeks ago, students at a rally stormed a fenced-off courtyard outside Hong Kong's government headquarters, triggering unprecedented mass protests for greater democracy in the semiautonomous... Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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General: Slow progress against militants in Iraq

The commander of U.S. military operations against Islamic State militants cautioned Friday against expecting quick progress in Iraq. Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says US experiencing widening inequality

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen sounded an alarm Friday about widening economic inequality in the United States, suggesting that America's longstanding identity as a land of opportunity was at... Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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Former Iraqi pilots train IS fighters on MiG jets

The Islamic State group is test flying, with the help of former Iraqi air force pilots, several fighter jets captured earlier from air bases belonging to the Syrian military, a Syrian activist... Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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Gay marriage becomes legal in Arizona, couples wed

A federal judge has cleared the way for legally recognized gay marriages in Arizona by ruling that the state's ban on same-sex unions is unconstitutional. Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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How daydreaming helped one woman go from receptionist to music executive in three years

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Erica Grayson got a job as a receptionist in the music industry when she was 20. Now, she's leading the way in music. How? Daydreaming. Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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Governor appoints 2 judges to 3rd District Court

Gov. Gary Herbert has appointed Laura S. Scott and L. Douglas Hogan as judges to fill vacancies on the 3rd District Court. Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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Kerry: Ebola presents 'test of global citizenship'

Secretary of State John Kerry pleaded with world diplomats on Friday to rush more money and supplies to battle the Ebola virus in west Africa, calling it "a real test of global citizenship." Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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Ukrainian leader sees progress on peace deal

Ukraine's president on Friday hailed progress in Europe-brokered talks aimed at ensuring peace with Russia, with agreements nearing on a gas dispute and local elections in the east. Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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Kurds sharing intel with US for Syria strikes

Kurdish fighters are sharing information with the U.S.-led coalition to coordinate strikes against Islamic State militants in the Syrian border town of Kobani, a Kurdish official said Friday. Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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Merkel: No breakthrough yet on Russia-Ukraine

The Russian and Ukraine leaders met face-to-face Friday on a Ukraine peace deal, but despite signs of progress German Chancellor Angela Merkel said no breakthrough was in sight. Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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