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Chuck Hagel touts long-term strategy against ISIS

By Susan Crabtree | 08/21/14 09:54 PM

Chuck Hagel touts long-term strategy against ISIS

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said U.S. military intervention in Iraq will continue for some time because the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria will not be defeated quickly.
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Official: Militants asked $132.5 million ransom

Official: Militants asked $132.5 million ransom

By LARA JAKESMICHAEL MELIA | 08/21/14 11:32 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Islamic State militants who beheaded American journalist James Foley in Syria had demanded $132.5 million — or 100 million Euros— in ransom for his release, a U.S. official said Thursday. The demands were sent in emails to Foley's family in New Hampshire, a second U.S....
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Rick Perry: We're seeing historic numbers of illegal immigrants from countries with terrorist ties

Rick Perry: We're seeing historic numbers of illegal immigrants from countries with terrorist ties

By Betsy Woodruff | 08/21/14 01:28 PM

Speaking at the Heritage Foundation, the Texas governor placed blame for the border crisis on President Obama's "willful neglect of clear presidential responsibility."
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