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BALTIMORE — President Barack Obama cast the worldwide campaign he’s leading to destroy the Islamic State group on Friday as part of a broader effort to root out extremism within the Muslim world, telling Jewish donors the U.S. “is on the right side of history.”
ANKARA, Turkey — Assembling a coalition to fight the militants from the Islamic State group is proving to be a complicated affair.
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Ben Kinsey waves a flag from an Interstate 20 overpass Thursday in North Augusta, South Carolina. Kinsey is a 14-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Army and the Georgia National Guard, who felt compelled to stand in the heat and wave his flag after attending a 9/11 ceremony last year. This is the second year he has paid tribute to the first responders that gave their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, and wants to remind everyone of their sacrifices. He said it’s easy to tell when a veteran drives by — they give the flag a fast salute as they speed by.
WASHINGTON — Bending for once to the will of the White House, Republicans and Democrats coalesced Thursday behind President Barack Obama’s call to train and arm Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State militants and pointed toward votes in the heat of a midterm election campaign.
WASHINGTON — More than 120 members of Congress urged the Supreme Court on Thursday to recognize that pregnant workers are entitled to reasonable accommodations such as light duty, saying it’s needed to ensure that expecting mothers are not forced out of their jobs.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is on pace this year to deport the fewest number of immigrants since at least 2007, even as he has postponed until after Election Day his promised unilateral action that could shield millions more from deportation.
NEW YORK (AP) — Labor unions and environmental groups said Wednesday they expect a huge turnout for a New York City march to draw attention to climate change taking place two days before a United Nations summit on the issue.
WASHINGTON — Opening a new military front in the Middle East, President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes inside Syria for the first time Wednesday night, along with expanded strikes in Iraq as part of “a steady, relentless effort” to root out Islamic State extremists and their spreading reign of terror.
SAN FRANCISCO — A debate over whether children would be harmed or helped by legalizing gay marriage was the main focus when a federal appeals court in San Francisco waded again into the issue of the constitutionality of gay marriage.
NEW YORK — Air strikes in Iraq, ongoing unrest in Syria and the beheadings of two American journalists are casting a long shadow over the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — There she is, Miss America. And not a moment too soon for a seaside resort in shock as its casino market crumbles.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will go on the offensive against the Islamic State group with a broader counterterror mission than he previously has been willing to embrace, U.S. officials said Monday. The new plan, however, still won’t commit U.S. troops to a ground war against the brutal insurgency and will rely heavily for now on allies to pitch in for what could be an extended campaign.