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  • Climate change front and center at UN summit

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    The first item on the long list of issues to be addressed at the United Nations General Assembly in New York this week: Climate change.

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  • Congress reacts to Syria airstrikes

    Congress Agrees On Payroll Tax Cut

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    As the Pentagon launched a barrage of airstrikes inside Syria late Monday, signaling a new phase in U.S. involvement in the fight against ISIS, Congress had already left town and most of the reaction from lawmakers came from those who had pressed the...

  • U.S. strikes Khorasan Group in Syria

    Cruise missile strikes against ISIS, Syria

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    Among the targets of U.S. strikes across Syria early Tuesday was a collection of buildings to the west of Aleppo, some distance from ISIS strongholds.

    While the United States worked with Arab partners to attack ISIS targets, the U.S. military alone to...

  • Google pulls out of conservative political group over climate change

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    Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt says the company is pulling its support of a conservative political group because he believes it is lying on climate change.

  • Strikes on ISIS in Syria: Who's in, who's not

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    The campaign of airstrikes against ISIS in Syria has pitted several Arab countries into action alongside the United States.

  • Treasury acts to stop overseas tax 'inversions'

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    The U.S. Treasury Department on Monday announced what it called its "first, targeted steps" to make it harder for U.S. companies to reduce their tax bills by merging with foreign firms and moving abroad.

  • ISIS a 'very significant potential threat'

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    The militant group ISIS represents a "very significant potential threat to homeland security," the secretary of Homeland Security said Monday on CNN.

  • How Secret Service could beef up White House security

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    Visitors be warned: Security around the White House about to intensify.

  • ISIS calls for attacks in U.S. and allies

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    Western allies vowed a tough fight against ISIS on Monday after the terrorist group called for attacks against those countries.

    "This call for the murder of civilians along with the execution of hostages and mass slaughters testifies once again, if ne...

  • More Secret Service after White House breach

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    The U.S. Secret Service boosted its presence and its surveillance measures around the White House on Monday after an Iraq war veteran, who is apparently suffering from PTSD, jumped over a White House fence.

    Officers patrolling the area will be out in...

  • Bill Clinton drops grandchild due date hint

    Chelsea Clinton

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    Nine months could be winding down to the last nine days.

    In an interview that aired Sunday, former President Bill Clinton gave the closest clue yet as to when to expect the former first family's first grandchild.

    "I hope by the first of October, I'll...

  • Alliance 'not structured' for new ISIS threat

    ISIS soldiers

    ISIS

    Just hours after an ISIS spokesman called on the group's foreign fighters to carry out attacks on coalition countries led by the United States in the battle against the terrorist group, a senior Obama administration official warned the international ...

  • Kerry: New York climate summit to set agenda

    John Kerry

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    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry opened a week of climate change talks in New York on Monday, saying he's hopeful the discussions will set the tone for upcoming negotiations on an international agreement.

    "It's about time that world leaders come to ...

  • Speed-dating diplomacy on tap at UN

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    The world comes to New York this week, accompanied by baggage full of crises. It's the 69th annual United Nations General Assembly special debate, and it has not been a peaceful year.

  • Clinton baby watch upstages celebrities

    Chelsea Clinton

    Peter Kramer/NBC

    The guest who was perhaps most anticipated at Sunday's star-studded Clinton Global Initiative awards ceremony was a no-show.

  • Chris Christie builds profile as he eyes 2016

    Chris Christie

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    When he won re-election by a landslide last year, Chris Christie's calling card became the Republican who can get Democratic votes.

  • Blair: West must fight ISIS, its ideology

    Tony Blair

    When Tony Blair heard British aid worker David Haines mention the former prime minister prior to his beheading, it strengthened his resolve to fight ISIS, he said Sunday.

  • Efforts underway to change GOP on gay marriage

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    Gay conservatives are undertaking the most coordinated effort yet to change the Republican Party's position on same-sex marriage. Their approach: one state and one Republican activist at a time.

  • Hillary Clinton's fall to-do list

    Hillary Clinton greets crowd

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    Hillary Clinton is set to hobnob with world leaders and the biggest names in business, politics, academia and philanthropy -- not to mention celebrities -- at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York City, fresh off her re-entry into the political f...

  • New Zealand's National Party takes election

    New Zealand flag

    New Zealand's center-right National Party, led by Prime Minister John Key, won Saturday's general election with 48% of the vote, according to a complete preliminary count.

    It was followed by the Labour Party, which took 25% of the vote, the Green Part...

  • Ron Paul blasts war with ISIS

    Ron Paul

    Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

    Sen. Rand Paul said this week that he would vote in favor of going to war with ISIS, but his father, former Rep. Ron Paul, made it clear Friday night that he sharply opposes further U.S. involvement in the Mideast region.

  • Opponents try to oust GOP senator without Dem. candidate

    The Democratic candidate running for Senate in Kansas took his case to the state Supreme Court this week to get his name off the ballot. And he won.

  • Biden lauds infamous senator

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    At a women's leadership event, Vice President Joe Biden on Friday briefly praised a senator notoriously known for resigning amid sexual harassment allegations.

  • Democrats making hard sell to women

    Hillary Clinton

    Defense Department

    Democrats were making an election-year pitch to women on Friday, mindful of their past advantage among the voting bloc and hoping to convince enough women to cast ballots for their candidates in November's mid-term contests.

  • Man jumps White House fence, gets into building

    White House evacuated

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    A man jumped a fence at the White House late Friday and made it through the North Portico doors into the building before he was captured, Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary told CNN.

    Part of the White House was evacuated after a disturbance was init...

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