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Congress OKs aid for Syrian rebels

WASHINGTON — In the heat of an election campaign, Congress cleared the way for the U.S. military to train and equip Syrian rebels for a war against Islamic State militants Thursday night, reluctant ratification of a new strategy that President Obama outlined scarcely a week ago.

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Coach tied to beating of gay couple leaves job

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An assistant coach at a Roman Catholic high school has resigned over his role in a beating that left two gay men injured, church officials in Philadelphia said Thursday.

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Even seemingly benign causes draw China crackdown

Even seemingly benign causes draw China crackdown

Sometimes authorities resort to detentions, beatings and confiscations.

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House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

Final approval is expected in the Senate as early as today.

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House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

Secretary of State John Kerry, testifying on Capitol Hill before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday, said that an “Islamic state must be defeated. Period. End of story.”

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North Korea powerful temptation for some Americans

SEOUL, South Korea — One shouted about God’s love as he crossed a frozen river, clutching a Bible. Another swam, drunk and naked. Several U.S. soldiers dashed around land mines.

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Top general: US troops possible in Iraq

Top general: US troops possible in Iraq

WASHINGTON — American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Obama’s current strategy fails, the nation’s top military officer said Tuesday as Congress plunged into an election-year debate of Obama’s plan to expand airstrikes and train Syri…

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Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

A member of the anti-war group CodePink interrupts a Senate hearing with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Gen. Martin Dempsey.

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Iraq parliament rejects interior, defense nominees

Iraq parliament rejects interior, defense nominees

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi lawmakers rejected Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's nominees Tuesday to lead the defense and interior ministries, leaving the crucial Cabinet posts unfilled as an emerging U.S.-led coalition intensifies its air campaign against Islamic State extremists who have seized a …

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Iraq parliament rejects interior, defense nominees

Iraq parliament rejects interior, defense nominees

FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 file photo, Iraqi lawmakers attend a session to approve the new government in Baghdad, Iraq. Iraq's parliament rejected defense and interior nominees on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, leaving the crucial ministerial posts unfilled as a U.S.-led coalition intens…

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Religion no excuse for bias toward LGBT families

Religion no excuse for bias toward LGBT families

I wasn't 'real person' because I didn’t have mommy and daddy.

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John McCain's coalition of very, very worried

John McCain's coalition of very, very worried

I suspect new interventionist mood taking hold in the U.S. is fleeting.

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Scotland's epic vote on independence from UK looms

Scotland's epic vote on independence from UK looms

The Scots are not shrinking violets. Remember this when they vote Thursday.

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Is the Islamic State really un-Islamic?

Is the Islamic State really un-Islamic?

Obama's problem: We don't want to appear to be at war with Islam.

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Advice from Carolyn Hax: Take control of relationship

How do you draw the line between abuser and the victim? 

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Advice from Carolyn Hax: House guests were caught stealing

When kids screw up, you need to call them on it.

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Prayer, celebration mark end of Ramadan

Prayer, celebration mark end of Ramadan

Thousands of Muslims gather in Tucson to celebrate Eid al-Fitr. 

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Advice from Carolyn Hax: Doesn't want to play games

Try some light, family-friendly defiance.

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‘Machine Gun Preacher’ brings word of African ministry

‘Machine Gun Preacher’ brings word of African ministry

Saving Sudanese orphans main focus of his life now

June 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Jehovah's Witnesses gather for worry-free convention

About 6,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses will check anxiety at the door this weekend for the religious group’s annual convention.

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