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Kerry Seeks Iraq's Support On Move Against Islamic State

The secretary of state's visit to Baghdad comes ahead of President Obama's speech tonight to outline a plan to combat the militant group.
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Obama To Push Military Campaign Against Islamic State Militants

Experts say it's not so much the American people that the president has to convince, but the Middle East leaders he's counting on for help.
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Jose Padilla Gets 4 Years Added To His 2007 Sentence

The Muslim convert and former Latin Kings gang member was sentenced seven years ago after his arrest in Chicago on terrorism-related charges.
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High U.S. Support For Airstrikes, Low Numbers For Obama, Poll Says

In a new poll by The Washington Post and ABC News, Americans are increasingly in favor of strikes in Iraq and Syria against the Islamic State, as President Obama's ratings drift to near-record lows.
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4 Things To Know About Obama's Islamic State Strategy

The president today is set to meet congressional leaders to discuss his strategy to combat the insurgency in Iraq and Syria. He's expected to address the nation on the subject on Wednesday.
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Obama Wants Congress' Support On ISIS, But He May Not Need It

Congressional leaders will be at the White House on Tuesday to talk about the president's strategy against the group known as the Islamic State.
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Following Ferguson, Senate Weighs Use Of Military-Grade Equipment

A committee is looking at how federal programs have equipped thousands of local police and sheriff's departments with gear made for warfare, and whether more oversight is needed.
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Arab League Chief Urges 'Confrontation' With Islamic State Militants

In apparent backing of the U.S., Nabil Elaraby tells the 22-member organization that it needs a "comprehensive confrontation" with the extremist group.
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U.S. Launches New Airstrikes To Protect Iraqi Dam

NPR's Lynn Neary speaks with correspondent Alice Fordham from Baghdad about the latest round of U.S. airstrikes to support Iraqi forces on the ground in Iraq.
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Ex-Cia Operative: Isilamist Groups Virtually Impossible To Penetrate

This week marks the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. NPR's Lynn Neary speaks with former CIA operative Robert Baer about how U.S. intelligence gathering has evolved in the aftermath.

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