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Midday Roundup: Brittany Maynard chooses life, for now

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Heartbreaking choice. In a video sponsored by the pro-assisted suicide group Compassion & Choices, cancer patient Brittany Maynard announced she is…

Midday Roundup: Nurses head home from Ebola treatment, quarantine

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Treated and quarantined. The second Dallas nurse diagnosed with the Ebola virus after treating a patient who died of the deadly disease will be released from…

Militants in Syria free kidnapped Franciscan priest

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | A Syrian priest has been released by his abductors and is “optimistic” even though he is not allowed to leave the country until he has met with an Islamic…

War against ISIS finally gets a name

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | After weeks of air attacks by U.S. forces in Iraq and Syria, the high profile fight against Islamic State militants finally has a name: Operation Inherent…

Globe Trot: ISIS ground truth versus the Obama narrative

By Jamie Dean
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International | ‘SIX-SIDED WAR’: Among some military experts, worries are deepening about the U.S. strategy in the battle against the Islamic State. One military official…

Globe Trot: Cyclone batters Indian coast

By Jamie Dean
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International | INDIA: Hundreds of thousands of Indians fled the country’s eastern seaboard over the weekend as Cyclone Hudhud swept into the Bay of Bengal. Authorities…

Globe Trot: Kobani faces impending disaster

By Jamie Dean
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International | SYRIA: Islamic State militants stand poised to take Kobani, a Kurdish town in Syria near the Turkish border. The militants planted their black flag on a hill…

British aid worker is latest ISIS victim

By Leigh Jones
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ISIS | ISIS claims to have beheaded another hostage in a video released online today. The hostage, Briton Alan Henning, went missing in Syria nine months ago. The…

Midday Roundup: Flights still sluggish after sabotage in Chicago

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Air traffic jam. Flights in and out of Chicago are still being cancelled or delayed after a worker set fire to an air-traffic control center there on Friday.

Globe Trot: Marking Saeed Abedini’s two years in jail

By Jamie Dean
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International | SAEED ABEDINI: Today marks two years since Iranian authorities detained and imprisoned American pastor Saeed Abenini. Hundreds of people gathered in…

Use mercenaries to fight ISIS?

By Cal Thomas
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ISIS | On his Fox News show Monday night, Bill O’Reilly suggested using mercenaries to fight the Islamic State (ISIS) instead of U.S. ground forces, which…

Globe Trot: Who is Khorasan?

By Jamie Dean
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International | New terror threat. As U.S. officials began airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria this week, they also announced another target: Khorasan—a…

 
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