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Obama reaffirms no ground war in Iraq

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"U.S. ground troops will not be sent into combat in this conflict," Secretary of State John Kerry told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Wednesday in testimony about the administration's plan to defeat ISIS.

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Biden: Use of term 'Shylocks' was bad choice

Vice President Joe Biden said on Wednesday his use of the term "Shylock," which some consider anti-Semitic, was "a poor choice of words."

His statement came a day after the national director of the Anti-Defamation League issued a mild rebuke of the vi...

Cory Session Tim Cole's brother

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City unveiling statue of wrongly accused man

Even while imprisoned for a rape he didn't commit, Tim Cole never stopped acting like a big brother.

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Adrian Peterson causes chaos for fantasy football

The Adrian Peterson scandal isn't just sending shockwaves throughout the NFL and its sponsors. It's also causing chaos in the lucrative world of fantasy sports.

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Enterovirus D68 spreads to Canada

Canadian health officials have confirmed three cases of Enterovirus D68 in British Columbia. A fourth suspected case from a patient with severe respiratory illness is still under investigation.

Two of the confirmed cases are children between 5 and 9,...

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Stock market likes what Fed says on rates

Wall Street may be able to exhale. The Federal Reserve is probably not going to raise interest rates until the summer of 2015 at the earliest.

The Fed said Wednesday that it continues to believe rates should remain low for a "reasonable time" after i...

Scotland independence crowd

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Scotland: Last day before independence vote

Politicians are making their final pleas to Scottish voters Wednesday, the last day of campaigning before they head to the ballot box to vote on independence.

Opinion polls put the two sides neck-and-neck ahead of Thursday's historic referendum, which...

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Scotland's independence vote: The essentials

On Thursday, Scots go to the polls to vote on the future of their country.

Woodland Hills Youth Development Center

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Two Tennessee escaped juveniles still missing

Two teenagers remain at large out of 32 youths who broke out of a state-run youth facility this month, a Tennessee Department of Children's Services spokesman told CNN on Wednesday.

Adrian Peterson

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Legal issues to keep Peterson off the field

The Minnesota Vikings made a mistake. And they want to "get things right."

The two statements were repeated several times by owners and members of the team's front office during a media day news conference Wednesday, the first 20 minutes of which were...

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Celebs react to Scotland's independence vote

Scotland independence crowd

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On September 18, Scots will go to the polls to vote on the future of their country. The outcome could end Scotland's 307-year union with England and Wales as Great Britain -- and see it launch into the world as an independent nation of some 5.3 million people. Take a look at celebrity (both Scottish and not) reactions to the referendum.

The world reacts to NFL abuse scandals

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The NFL has suffered extensive backlash in their handling of both the Ray Rice domestic abuse and Adrian Peterson child abuse cases. Take a look at reactions to the recent NFL abuse scandals.

Ridiculous 911 calls

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Have you ever considered calling 911 because of a massive spider in your house? How about because a McDonald's employee got your order wrong? Take a look at some of the strangest reasons people have recently called 911.

Playboy's Top 10 party schools of 2014

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Playboy magazine's annual list of party schools is out. Did your alma mater make the list?

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