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Is Obama heading toward airstrikes in Syria?

After three years of avoiding it, President Barack Obama finds himself being pushed toward military action in Syria.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey both made clear that defeating Islamic State jihadists' ra...

Texas Gov Rick Perry

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Perry: It's possible ISIS has crossed southern border

It's a "very real possibility" that individuals with the extremist group ISIS may have crossed into the United States at the southern border, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Thursday, though he added he doesn't have any evidence.

Because the border is inse...

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In New Hampshire, Rick Perry says he's getting prepared

Returning to New Hampshire for the first time since his failed 2012 presidential campaign, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Friday he has learned "some really, really good humbling lessons."

Perhaps the biggest among them, he said, was preparation.

"I don't ...

Elizabeth Warren

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Warren, through lawyer, disavows Ready for Warren

Elizabeth Warren is not Ready for Warren.

In a letter to the Federal Election Commission Friday, Warren fully disavowed herself of Ready for Warren, a super PAC with the explicit goal of encouraging the liberal Massachusetts senator to run for preside...

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OKC police: Officer assaulted women at stops

An Oklahoma City police officer is accused of sexually assaulting several women while on the job, his department said.

The case started after one woman came forward and accused Officer Daniel Holtzclaw of "sexual impropriety" during a traffic stop, O...

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Surgical 'black box' could reduce errors

Inside the operating room, video cameras track every movement. Outside, a small computer-like device analyzes the recordings, identifying when mistakes are made and providing instant feedback to surgeons as they operate.

This is the dream of the surg...

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Reuters

Is Twitter a tech company or a news service?

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo finds himself facing the same questions that news executives do: Where do you draw the line?

Twitter was founded on the idea of democratizing information and has famously been used to organize protests against dictatorships an...

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Hot Dog on a Stick gets new life

Hot Dog on a Stick just got a new lease on life.

The popular West Coast corndog chain was rescued from bankruptcy via a $12.2 million deal, Thursday.

The buyer, Global Franchise Group, also owns Great American Cookies, Pretzelmaker, MaggieMoo's and Mar...

The Coolest

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The Coolest Kickstarter tops $9 million

Are coolers really all that hot?

More than 46,000 people think so. The Coolest Cooler has raised over $9.2 million dollars on Kickstarter -- and it still has a week to go.

It's described as a "portable party" and includes features like a blender, wate...

James Foley

GlobalPost

Brother: U.S. could have done more for Foley

"I don't want Jim to have died in vain."

That was the core of the message Friday from Michael Foley, the brother of the American journalist James Foley, beheaded this month by his ISIS captors.

Michael Foley told CNN's Anderson Cooper he hopes Western ...

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