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1 hr ago | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Obama: Fight against ISIS 'more effective' without US on ground

"As your commander in chief, I will not commit you and the rest of our armed forces to fighting another ground war in Iraq," President Barack Obama told troops at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida. U.S. forces "do not and will not have a combat mission" in Iraq against ISIS, Obama said.

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1 hr ago | Inside Bay Area

Obama: U.S. forces 'do not and will not' fight combat mission in Iraq

President Barack Obama reaffirmed Wednesday that he does not intend to send U.S. troops into combat against the Islamic State group, despite doubts about the ability of Iraqi forces, Kurdish fighters and Syrian rebels to carry out the ground fight on their own. "The American forces do not and will not have a combat mission," Obama told troops at MacDill Air Force Base.

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1 hr ago | Westland Observer

Obama insists: No U.S. ground combat troops in Iraq

President Obama insisted Wednesday he will not deploy combat troops to Iraq or Syria in the fight against the Islamic State. Obama insists: No U.S. ground combat troops in Iraq President Obama insisted Wednesday he will not deploy combat troops to Iraq or Syria in the fight against the Islamic State.

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6 hrs ago | KCRA-TV Sacramento

Why is the US nervous about Scottish vote?

When it comes to the prospective divorce of its closest friend, the United States is following the advice column carefully: don't take sides, keep your opinions to yourself, and avoid getting dragged into the fray. Thursday's independence referendum in Scotland, and with it the possible split of the 300-year-old United Kingdom, could have consequences big and small, including in the United States.

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10 hrs ago | LongIsland.com

From a Town Shelter on Long Island to Service Dog Training, Rescued Dog Unites with Air Force Veteran

September 16, 2014 - According to the United States Air Force Personnel Center, there are approximately 325,000 people on active duty and 260,000 enlisted men and women in the U.S. Air Force. Jason Sexton served in the Air Force as a Senior Airman and was one of those servicemen who struggled to cope with day-to-day life after returning from a tour in Iraq.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

WTEN-TV Albany

Weakened Odile heads over Mexico toward Arizona

16, 2014. . Mexican and foreign tourists arrive at an Air Force hangar in Mexico City after being airlifted out of the hurricane-ravaged resort area of Los Cabos by the Mexican armed forces, in Mexico City, Tuesday, Sept.

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Related Topix: North America, World News, Mexico, North America Travel, Travel, Mexico Travel, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, US Air Force, us Travel

WALB-TV Albany

Atlas V rocket launches, taking satellite aloft

16, 2014, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. . A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket, carrying the CLIO Spacecraft lifts off from Complex 41 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Tuesday, Sept.

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WXOW-TV La Crosse

Ferguson protesters call anew to remove prosecutor

Faith leaders are asking Gov. John Hickenlooper to pardon a Colorado convict who was sent back to prison after being mistakenly released 90 years early and creating a new life. A group of religious leaders on Tuesday asked Gov. John Hickenlooper to pardon a Colorado convict who was sent back to prison after being mistakenly released 90 years early and creating a new life.

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CBS Local

Atlas V Rocket Launches, Taking Satellite Aloft

The Atlas V rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Tuesday evening taking with it a communication satellite. It lifted off at 8:10 p.m. Tuesday through a dark and cloudy sky after several weather-related delays.

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KRCR

On this day: September 16

Eight other people were also injured in the attack. Alexis is seen here during the incident in closed-circuit TV footage.

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Navy Times

A gym & a prayer: Marine vet's CrossFit business draws on personal ties

Marine veteran Pete Doan of 9:24 CrossFit opened the small-town gym in March 2013. Tribune) Marine veteran Pete Doan, right, instructs gives a lesson in deadlifts at 9:24 CrossFit in Berlin, Ohio.

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WVEC-TV Norfolk

NCSD students push for admission to military

Students and teacher at the North Carolina School for the Deaf are pushing for the right of the hearing-impaired to serve in the military. The News-Herald of Morganton reported that students and teachers from the school went to Washington, D.C., late last week to push for legislation that would allow a test group to enlist in the Air Force.

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SFGate

5 Peoples Temple victims among Del. remains

Five victims of the 1978 Peoples Temple mass suicide-murder in Jonestown, Guyana, were among the names released Monday by Delaware officials of people whose cremated remains were recently discovered inside an abandoned funeral home. Thirty-eight sets of remains, 31 of which were clearly labeled, were discovered last month inside a shuttered building near downtown Dover that formerly housed the Minus Funeral Home.

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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Man admits to making bomb threat to avoid work

Federal prosecutors say a San Antonio man who did not want to go to work called a South Texas airport threatening that two bombs would be detonated. Authorities said in a statement Monday that 40-year-old Steve M. Gutierrez III pleaded guilty to threatening to damage or destroy a structure using explosives.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Palladium-Item

Pride and patronage

Each year, members of Congress exercise a little-known power to help constituents obtain a nomination to one of the country's four elite service academies, which prepare future officers for the Army, Navy, Air Force and Merchant Marine. In doing so, they are helping the nominees obtain a highly sought college education worth nearly $500,000 while shaping the leadership of the military.

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KIDK CBS 3

Obama hits road to deal with global crises

Two unconnected overseas emergencies -- the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and Islamic terrorists in Iraq and Syria -- are prompting President Barack Obama to embark on a two-day U.S. road trip that the White House hopes will demonstrate a commander at work. The spread of Ebola in West Africa, which hasn't slowed despite $100 million of pledged U.S. aid, is unrelated to the U.S. mission to degrade ISIS terrorists in Iraq and Syria.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Air Force, MacDill Air Force Base

Dallas Morning News

Fort Worth naval reserve unit decommissioned

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports the 9th Naval Construction Regiment, which provided construction support, was decommissioned during a ceremony Sunday at the Naval Air Station Fort Worth. Leaders say the decommissioning is part of the U.S. military's reduction of forces as wars wind down in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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CBS Local

Man's Body Found In Detroit River Near Mud Island

Police in suburban Detroit say investigators are looking for clues to the identity of a man whose body was found in the Detroit River. Ecorse police Sgt.

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The Mississippi Press

Ingalls set to deliver national security cutter Hamilton to Coast Guard on Monday

The 10 a.m. ceremony for the cutter Hamilton will take place aboard the vessel. Participants will include Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias, Coast Guard Assistant Commandant Rear Adm.

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KHGI

A Scottish 'Yes' also means exit from EU, NATO

If Scottish voters this week say Yes to independence, not only will they tear up the map of Great Britain, they'll shake the twin pillars of Western Europe's postwar prosperity and security - the European Union and the U.S.-led NATO defense alliance. In breaking away from the rest of the United Kingdom, Scotland would automatically find itself outside both the EU and NATO, and have to reapply to join both, officials from those Brussels-based organizations have stressed.

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