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Lawmakers push ahead with bid to arm Syrian rebels

Lawmakers began debating legislation to arm and train rebels who oppose both ISIS militants and Syria's government.

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France opens Iraq conference urging ‘global’ fight against ISIS

French President Francois Hollande called for united international action to tackle the threat from Islamic State militants.

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Top Republicans back Obama’s plan to combat ISIS

Republican leaders who support the plans must unite factions within their party.

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U.S. military to set up field hospital in Ebola-stricken Liberia

A 25-bed field hospital will provide medical care for health workers trying to contain the fast spreading Ebola virus.

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Obama to set out plan against Islamic State

Obama will meet congressional leaders on Tuesday to seek their support for his strategy to halt the militant Islamist group.

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Britain’s Prince William and wife Kate expecting baby No. 2

The baby will be fourth-in-line to the British throne, following elder brother George, the couple's first child who was born last year.

A masked Islamic State militant speaks next to a man purported to be U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff at an unknown location in this still image from an undated video posted on a social media website.

Sotloff family mourns, challenges Islamic State to debate

The family of the second American journalist beheaded by Islamic State militants challenged the group to a debate on the teachings of the Koran.

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Obama says NATO must help strengthen Ukraine’s military

The President urged NATO to help strengthen Ukraine's military and leave the door open to counter "Russian aggression."

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Obama says U.S. will ‘degrade and destroy’ Islamic State

The President vows to fight Islamic State militants and seek justice for two American journalists beheaded by the group.

A masked Islamic State militant speaks next to a man purported to be U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff at an unknown location in this still image from an undated video posted on a social media website.

ISIS releases beheading video of American Steven Sotloff

The Islamic State militant group released a video purporting to show the beheading of U.S. hostage Steven Sotloff.

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U.S. forces carry out operation against al Shabaab

U.S. military forces carried out an operation on Monday against al Shabaab militants in Somalia.

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Two Pot Robbery Suspects Surrender

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(WGAN-MAINE STATE POLICE) - State Police say the 2 men wanted for robbing a marijuana grower in Winterport turned themselves last tonight.

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Officials: Maine Paper Mill Closing; 570 Jobs Lost

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Verso officials say they're closing the company's Bucksport mill, putting more than 500 people out of work.

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Maine Panel Approves 2014-15 Scallop Rules

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ A key Maine advisory council is approving the rules for the state's forthcoming scallop fishing season.

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Oxford Woman Gets 18 Months for Fatal Crash

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PARIS, Maine (AP) _ A Maine woman convicted of manslaughter for being behind the wheel during a crash that killed two of her passengers has been ordered to serve 18 months in prison.

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Maine Clerks Prepare for Onslaught of Ballots

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ Maine's town clerks are preparing for an onslaught of absentee ballots, and the failure of an early voting proposal in the Legislature means there's little hope for relief anytime soon.