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  • POLITICS

    Poll: 2 of 3 Americans say IS threat is important

    Sixty-five percent of Americans now say the threat from the Islamic State group is very or even extremely important, and nearly half think the U.S. military response in Iraq and Syria has not gone far enough, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll. Most want to see America's partners step up ...

  • NATION

    Ebola-stricken doc described as driven do-gooder

    Dr. Craig Spencer, the physician now being treated for Ebola in New York City, is the kind of globe-trotting do-gooder who could walk into a small village in Africa and, even though he didn't know the language, win people over through hugs alone, according to people who worked with him.

  • WORLD

    Militant group said to be using chlorine bombs

    New allegations have emerged that Islamic State extremists have expanded their arsenal with chlorine bombs and captured fighter jets — weapons that could help the militants in Iraq and Syria.

  • NATION

    World War II airmen fly again in storied B-29

    The bomber best known for dropping the atomic bombs on Japan also flew countless other raids. Karnig Thomasian's final mission on a B-29 Superfortress ended in flames when bombs collided and exploded in the air over Burma in 1945.

  • NATION

    Suspect arrested in death of 2 California deputies

    A man armed with an assault rifle shot three sheriff's deputies and a civilian, killing two of the deputies and leading dozens of police officers on a wild six-hour chase and manhunt Friday that spanned two Northern California counties before the 34-year-old suspect was taken into custody.

  • NATION

    As Rebs win, Ole Miss balances Dixie and diversity

    Ole Miss is enjoying its best football season in a half-century, and that's bringing new attention to Mississippi's flagship university.

  • NATION

    School gunman was homecoming prince, students say

    A student recently crowned freshman class homecoming prince walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria Friday and opened fire, killing one person and shooting four others — including two of his cousins — before turning the gun on himself, officials and witnesses said.

  • BUSINESS - NATION / WORLD

    Stock market's big seesaw gives investors pause

    Sometimes a little fear is healthy for stock investors.

  • WORLD

    Egypt declares emergency in northern Sinai

    A coordinated assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula killed 30 Egyptian troops on Friday, making it the deadliest single attack in decades on the military, which has been struggling to stem a wave of violence by Islamic extremists since the overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed ...

  • NATION

    Mormon founder had teen bride during polygamy days

    The Mormon church acknowledges in a new essay that founder Joseph Smith had a teenage bride and was married to other men's wives during the faith's early polygamous days, a recognition of an unflattering part of its roots that historians have chronicled for years.

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