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Syrian Rebels Will Face ISIS, But The U.S. May Not Have Their Backs

The U.S. is about to start training moderate Syrian rebels to fight ISIS militants. But Obama's plan for fighting ISIS is mute on protecting that force against the Syrian regime of Bashar Assad.
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CIA Chief Says Governing Is Too Big A Job For ISIS

Director John Brennan sees discord within the group, despite its great success at attracting new fighters.
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As Clinton Defends Email Policy, Department IG Finds Flaws

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private email account is raising eyebrows, while a new report says just a tiny fraction of a percent of all emails are being preserved.
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Taking U.S. Politics Beyond 'The Water's Edge'

For generations, Congress has deferred to presidents when it comes to foreign policy. The concept was tossed out in the past week as Republicans reached out to foreign leaders, one an ally, one a foe.
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Report: Recent Guantanamo Releases Less Likely To Reengage In Terrorism

The data show former detainees a bit more likely to join insurgents than they were six months earlier. But the most recently-released are less likely to do so.
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Snowden: Asylum In Switzerland A 'Great Political Option'

The NSA leaker, living in exile in Russia, made the remark while speaking via video link to an audience in Geneva.
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Thousands Reportedly Flee Battle In Tikrit

Iraqi army forces, Shiite militias and Kurdish peshmerga are battling to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown from Islamic State extremists.
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North Korea: Attack On U.S. Ambassador Is 'Deserved Punishment'

Pyongyang said it welcomed the attack on Ambassador Mark Lippert, who was assaulted in Seoul by a knife-wielding political activist who said he opposed joint U.S.-South Korea military exercises.
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Government Cracks Down On 'Birth Tourism' In Southern Calif.

Federal agents searched about 50 locations in Southern California on Tuesday for evidence of "maternal tourism" operations there.
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House Passes No-Strings-Attached Bill To Fund Homeland Security

An effort by some congressional Republicans to block President Obama's executive actions on immigration by tying it to a Homeland Security spending bill officially failed on Tuesday.

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