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Senate next after House backs Obama on rebel aid

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's request for congressional backing to train and arm rebels battling Islamic State militants in Syria is halfway home after easy approval by the GOP-controlled House sent the measure to the Senate, where leaders in both parties say its passage is ensured. Obama won support from staunch Republicans who typically are reflexively against him and...

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13 hours 28 minutes ago

Wildfires: Unbelievable Destruction

(NBC News) Wildfires continue to rage out of control in California. 6,000 firefighters across the state are 12 major wildfires. In all 87,000 acres have burned this year. Hardest hit so far is the small town of Weed, where an estimated 150 homes and other buildings were destroyed... Read Story

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Officials: Wildfire destroyed about 110 homes

WEED, Calif. (AP) - Officials now say a wildfire that ripped through a Northern California town destroyed about 110 homes and damaged another 90. The revised totals for the town of Weed came Wednesday as state fire personnel conduct a house-to-house assessment. Officials previously said the blaze damaged or destroyed... Read Story

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Police reportedly close to solving 1975 case

BEDFORD, Va. (AP) - Law enforcement officials say they are getting close to finding out who is responsible for the disappearance of two young sisters from Maryland nearly 40 years ago. Authorities said at a news conference Wednesday that information led them to Taylor Mountain in Bedford County, Virginia, where... Read Story

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