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Obama's Plan: The Pros And Cons

The president has opted for an open-ended air campaign to fight the Islamic State. A look at what it will take to make the plan work and the risks that could cause it to fail.
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Why The U.S. Chills Its Eggs And Most Of The World Doesn't

In many countries, eggs aren't refrigerated and they're still considered safe to eat. But in the U.S., we have to chill them, because we've washed away the cuticle that protects them from bacteria.

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Boehner: House GOP 'Ready To Work With The President'

The House speaker said Congress "ought to give the president what he's asking for" but also expressed skepticism, saying the White House plan to defeat Islamic State militants doesn't go far enough.
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Fijian Peacekeepers Released By Syrian Nusra Front Rebels

The 45 U.N. troops were taken hostage last month on the Syrian-controlled side of the Golan Heights.
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UNESCO Director Concerned About New School Year In Iraq

Irina Bokova, director-general of UNESCO in Paris, calls for international help to protect Iraq's schoolchildren as they return to school.
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WATCH: Carney, McCain Spar On CNN Over ISIS Strategy

The former White House press secretary went toe to toe with the Republican senator after President Obama's address to the nation about the Islamic State.
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A Happy Marriage, A Terrible Secret, A Healthy Baby

They were married in South Africa. The next day, he told his bride he was HIV positive. Soon after, she tested positive. And she thought nothing in her life would ever go right.
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Judge In Pistorius Trial Rules Out Murder

South African Judge Thokozile Masipa, who has yet to render her final verdict in the jury-less trial, says the prosecution failed to prove premeditated murder.
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Opinion Pages Offer Support On Plan To Combat Islamic State

Editorials in major U.S. dailies signaled cautious backing of President Obama's plan to broaden an American-led offensive against the insurgency.
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Obama Tells Nation Islamist Threat Could Reach U.S. Shores

The U.S. fight against the extremist group that calls itself Islamic State is expanding. President Obama's strategy includes expanding air strikes in Iraq and extending into neighboring Syria.

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