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US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed to isolate and treat victims of the epidemic....

Congress scrutinizes Obama military strategy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria is being scrutinized in Congress, where the expanded military campaign has broad support but faces skepticism rooted in more than a decade of war....

A look at US response to Ebola crisis
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A look at some of the initiatives President Barack Obama is announcing to ramp up the U.S. response to West Africa's Ebola crisis:...

As core al-Qaida weakened, its successors spread
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Osama bin Laden is dead and al-Qaida dispersed, yet the horrors keep coming....

AP sources: US would retaliate against Assad
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States would retaliate against Syrian President Bashar Assad's air defenses if he were to go after American planes launching airstrikes in his country, senior Obama administration officials said Monday....

More children live to age 5, work still to be done
WASHINGTON (AP) -- More of the world's children are surviving to their fifth birthday, but 6.3 million still died last year, mostly from preventable causes, the U.N. children's agency said Tuesday....

Video of lawmaker tirade resurfaces in House race
DUQUOIN, Ill. (AP) -- A red-faced Mike Bost showed little restraint when he took to the floor of the Illinois House in 2012 and unleashed a furious rant about the way Democrats run the state, complete with hollering, paper-throwing, fist-waving and an oddly placed reference to Moses....

NJ Gov. Chris Christie visiting South Carolina
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is the latest possible presidential contender to visit South Carolina, the home of the GOP's first presidential primary in the South....

Concerns raised over 'Obamacare' abortion coverage
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A nonpartisan congressional agency is raising new questions about compliance with a key compromise on abortion that allowed the federal health care law to pass in 2010....

Senate Dems spent $14M in August to keep majority
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Democrats' campaign arm, defending a narrow majority heading into November's elections, spent more than $14 million last month, committee aides said Tuesday....

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