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President Barack Obama speaks in Edgartown, Mass., Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, about the killing of American journalist James Foley by militants with the Islamic State extremist group.  The president said the US will continue to confront Islamic State extremists despite the brutal murder of journalist James Foley. Obama said the entire world is "appalled" by Foley's killing. The president says he spoke Wednesday with Foley's family and offered condolences. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Obama faces tough options in Iraq and SyriaExtremists' use of Syria as a sanctuary is at the heart of Obama's counterterror dilemma
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - This July 3, 2014 file photo shows Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaking at the Pentagon. Hagel said Thursday that US airstrikes have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces regain their footing in Iraq, but he expects Islamic State militants will regroup and stage a new offensive.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
Dempsey hits Islamic militant 'end-of-days' visionArmy Gen. Dempsey asserts Islamic militants have 'apocalyptic, end-of-days strategic vision'
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Texas Gov. Rick Perry gestures as he speaks at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, about that he would be open to sending U.S. combat forces to Iraq to fight the deadly Islamic state after its attacks on a Christian minority and the beheading of an American journalist and border security. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
With 2016 in mind, Perry heads to New HampshireTexas Gov. Perry heads to New Hampshire eyeing 2016 prospects after indictment and rough 2012
The Associated Press6 hours ago
FILE - In this file photo taken June 14, 2014, Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, left, campaigns for re-election with his father, former U.S. Sen. David Pryor, D-Ark., center, in Warren, Ark. Mark Pryor is reaching into his own medical history to explain his vote on the nation’s new health care law, telling Arkansans that his battle with a rare cancer 18 years ago influenced his vote. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)
Democrats reframe debate on health careA vulnerable Democrat embracing health care law? Signs the issue losing its political punch
The Associated Press7 hours ago
FILE - This August 2014 file photo provided by Eugene R. Fidell shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl preparing to be interviewed by Army investigators.  The attorney for Bergdahl, who was held as a prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five years before his release, says the soldier wants to go to college once the investigation of how he was captured by the Taliban is finished. (AP Photo/Eugene R. Fidell, File) MANDATORY CREDIT
GAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swapCongressional investigators say Pentagon violated law with swap of Army prisoner for 5 Taliban
The Associated Press15 hours ago

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