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Biden: Troops not needed now, but will reassess
Vice President Joe Biden is apparently leaving the door open to U.S. ground troops helping Iraqi security forces repel Islamic State militants.
Ex-VA doctor: Phoenix report a 'whitewash'
A doctor who first exposed serious problems at the troubled Phoenix Veterans Affairs hospital says a report on patient deaths there is a "whitewash" that minimizes life-threatening conduct by senior leaders at the hospital.
In Iowa, Biden preaches populist theme on taxes
Vice President Joe Biden is preaching a populist theme during a visit to Iowa — an important early-voting state in the presidential nominating calendar.
Obama: No combat mission to defeat ISIS
His top military commander has left open the possibility -- but President Barack Obama says U.S. troops who will work to defeat the Islamic State group "do not and will not have a combat mission."
Fed forecasts a slightly faster increase in rates
Federal Reserve policymakers are contemplating a slightly faster increase in the Fed's benchmark interest rate in 2015 than they did three months ago.
Blacks, Hispanics have doubts about media accuracy
A new study shows a large majority of African-American and Hispanic news consumers don't fully trust the media to portray their communities accurately, a statistic that could be troubling for the news industry as the minority population of the United States grows.
New IS video warns US over Iraq deployment
The militant Islamic State group has released a video warning the United States that fighters await it in Iraq if President Barack Obama sends troops there, as he and his top general said may happen.
Marijuana industry battling stoner stereotypes
Marijuana activists in Colorado are tackling old stoner stereotypes in a new ad blitz aimed at promoting moderation and the safe consumption of pot.
Obama: Ebola one day, extremist threat the next
President Barack Obama is consulting Wednesday with military officials about the U.S. counterterrorism campaign against Islamic State militants.
David Perdue calls on former governor in ad
Republican Senate candidate David Perdue is calling on his cousin, former Gov. Sonny Perdue, in a new statewide television ad.
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