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New York Mayor Says There Is No 'Specific, Credible' Threat Against City

Thursday, September 25, 2014

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio held a press conference this afternoon to tamp down comments made by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.

De Blasio said American authorities had found no "specific, credible threat" against the New York City subway system.

Earlier today, al-Abadi caused concern when he said ...

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FBI Chief Says U.S. Has Identified Man Who Beheaded Americans

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The United States believes it has identified the masked militant thought to have beheaded two American journalists, FBI Director James Comey told reporters on Thursday.

NPR's Brian Naylor reports that Comey declined to identify the man. The videos, released by the Sunni militant group Islamic State, show a masked man ...

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U.S., Allies Hit Islamic State Targets In Syria, Pentagon Says

Monday, September 22, 2014

The United States and its allies expanded their assault against the Islamic State on Monday, striking targets inside Syria for the first time, the Pentagon said.

In a statement, Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said the U.S. had used "a mix of fighter, bomber and Tomahawk Land Attack ...

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French Citizen Is Kidnapped In Algeria By Islamist Splinter Group

Monday, September 22, 2014

A Frenchman was kidnapped by an armed group in Algeria on Sunday, the French government said.

NPR's Eleanor Beardsley reports the man was captured just hours after the Islamic State called on its followers to launch attacks against French citizens.

Eleanor filed this report for our Newscast Unit:

"A ...

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Treasury Announces New Steps To Reduce Corporate Tax Dodges

Monday, September 22, 2014

The U.S. Treasury announced steps on Monday to reduce the number of American companies who are dodging taxes by moving their parent companies overseas.

"These transactions erode the U.S. tax base, unfairly placing a larger burden on all other taxpayers, including small businesses and hardworking Americans," Treasury said in ...

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Prosecutor Says White House Intruder Had 800 Rounds Of Ammunition In Car

Monday, September 22, 2014

The man who jumped a fence and made it past the White House's North Portico on Friday had 800 rounds of ammunition inside his vehicle, a prosecutor said on Monday.

Fox News reports:

"Prosecutor David Mudd revealed the new details about the high-profile security breach during an initial ...

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After Coming Out As Owner Of Cannabis Club, Reporter Quits On Live TV

Monday, September 22, 2014

Charlo Greene, a reporter for a TV station in Alaska, quit using an expletive, leaving her co-workers in shock. Greene had produced reports on the push to legalize medical marijuana in the state.

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Texas Appears To Step Back From Proposal To Sell Alcohol At Some Gun Shows

Friday, September 19, 2014

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission appears to be backing away from a proposal to allow the sale of alcohol at some gun shows.

On Friday, the staff of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission recommended that commissioners vote to withdraw the plan.

NPR's John Burnett filed this report for our Newscast ...

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WATCH: First Guy In Perth To Get Hands On New iPhone Drops It On Live TV

Friday, September 19, 2014

This morning, tech geeks around the world lined up outside Apple stores to get their hands on the latest iteration of the company's smartphone.

We've seen this scene play out before many times. The customers walk in, drop a few hundred dollars, and walk out to applause with their ...

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NFL Commissioner: 'We Will Get Our House In Order'

Friday, September 19, 2014

During a news conference on Friday, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell promised that the league "will get our house in order."

Goodell announced that former FBI Director Robert Mueller will lead an investigation of the way the league handled the Ray Rice case, and he said that at the end ...

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In Scotland History Is Made... But At A Golf Club

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Yes, history is unfolding in Scotland this evening.

But another bit of history was made in the region earlier today, when the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews announced that its members had voted overwhelmingly to allow women to become members.

In a statement, the club's ...

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Senate Approves Measure To Arm And Train Syrian Rebels

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Senate joined the House on Thursday in rare bipartisanship by approving a measure to train and equip members of the Syrian opposition.

The Senate passed the measure 78 to 22; the House passed its version with a 273-to-156 vote on Wednesday. The bill now heads to the White ...

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Live Blog: Scotland Votes On Its Independence

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The polls have closed and the counting has begun on a referendum that could have historic implications for the United Kingdom. The referendum asked the Scots if they should dissolve its union from England and become an independent country.

We'll be live blogging, as the returns begin to be counted. ...

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Two More NFL Players Placed On 'Exempt List' Over Domestic Violence

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Two more players were benched by NFL teams on Wednesday over allegations of domestic violence.

First, the Carolina Panthers placed their star defensive end Greg Hardy on the exempt list and then the Arizona Cardinals deactivated running back Jonathan Dwyer.

As ESPN reports, Hardy was benched because he "was ...

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Doctor Says Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Has 'Rare ... Difficult' Cancer

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who made international news after he admitted to smoking crack, has cancer.

That's according to his doctor, a colorectal surgeon, who confirmed the diagnosis during a press conference on Wednesday.

The Toronto Star reports:

"Dr. Zane Cohen, the renowned colorectal surgeon, said Wednesday that ...

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House Passes Bill That Authorizes Arming Syrian Rebels

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

In a vote that eschewed traditional Washington divisions in favor of novel ones, the House approved a bill that authorized the training and arming of Syrian rebels in their fight against the so-called Islamic State.

The final tally was 273 to 156. But many members of both parties broke ranks ...

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Expanding Mission In Iraq, U.S. Strikes Fighters South Of Baghdad

Monday, September 15, 2014

With air strikes on the Islamic State south of Baghdad, the United States officially expanded its mission in Iraq on Sunday and Monday.

According to Central Command, Iraqi Security Forces requested the airstrikes near Sinjar.

"The airstrike southwest of Baghdad was the first strike taken as part of our expanded ...

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Retired Gen. Hayden Compares U.S. ISIS Strategy To 'Casual Sex'

Friday, September 12, 2014

Who says articles about foreign policy have to be boring? In a piece weighing the new, broadened U.S. strategy against the Islamic State, US News & World Report used this this quote from retired Airforce Gen. Michael Hayden:

"The reliance on air power has all of the attraction ...

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CIA Doubles Its Estimate Of Islamic State Fighters In Iraq And Syria

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Central Intelligence Agency has more than doubled its estimate of the number of fighters the Islamic State could have in Iraq and Syria.

In a statement, an agency spokesperson said they believe the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, "can muster" between 20,000 and 31,500 fighters in ...

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U.S. Threatened To Fine Yahoo $250K A Day If It Didn't Release User Data

Thursday, September 11, 2014

In a dramatic showdown in 2008, the United States government threatened to sue the Internet giant Yahoo! $250,000 a day if it did not turn over a vast amount of user data.

That's according to the company's general counsel, who announced today that it had won a fight to ...

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