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Wildfire Threatens More Than 1,500 Homes In Northern California

The largest, spreading through the Sierra Nevada forest east of Sacramento, has engulfed more than 18,000 and is only 5 percent contained.
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These People Can Make Student Loans Disappear

A group called Rolling Jubilee has "abolished" more than $3 million in private student loans from the for-profit Corinthian Colleges. And it's just getting started.
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Police Hunt For Armed 'Survivalist' In Pa. Trooper Shooting

Eric Frein, 31, has been identified as a suspect in last week's fatal shooting of one state trooper and the wounding of another.
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House Poised To Vote On Arming, Training Syrian Rebels

The expected vote on whether to authorize the Obama administration's plan to arm and train moderate fighters comes as the president meets with military officials at U.S. Central Command.
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Sen. Kaine's Bill Would Limit Obama's Options Against ISIS

Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine is introducing legislation that would authorize use of military force against the Islamic State including language that strictly limits the deployment of U.S. ground forces.
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Congress Thrust Into Election-Year Debate Over ISIS Plan

The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote Wednesday on whether to train and arm Syrian rebels fighting against the self-described Islamic State militant group.
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Is The NFL Too Big To Fail?

The NFL has suffered a number of scandals recently, but the sport has emerged relatively unscathed. Commentator Frank Deford asks if anything could change the way Americans feel about football.
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Ride Along As N.Y. Teen Drivers To School For The First Time

It's a rite of passage for American teenagers: parents hand over the keys, and newly licensed drivers hit the road. Sarah Rivers is a high school junior, and she enjoys driving herself to school.
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NFL Players Union Files An Appeal To Ray Rice's Suspension

Several NFL players are in the news recently for off-field incidents. Audie Cornish talks to George Atallah of the NFL Players Association about crime and punishment in the National Football League.
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Congressional Panels Chastise NHTSA Over GM Ignition Problems

Committees are looking at the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration after questions arose about how it handles recalls, including General Motors' recall over faulty ignition switches.

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