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House leaders lobby members on ISIS vote

A day before the House votes on whether to give President Barack Obama the authority to train and arm Syrian rebels to fight ISIS, leaders of both political parties are working the phones and buttonholing members to secure support for the measure.

Chuck Hagel, Martin Dempsey, ISIL map

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General open to anti-ISIS U.S. ground troops

President Barack Obama has said there would be no "boots on the ground" in the fight to stamp out ISIS in Iraq and Syria, but the Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman says that he would recommend sending military advisers, already deployed to Iraq, into combat if necessary.

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US ramping up Ebola effort

President Barack Obama embarks on a two-day U.S. road trip Tuesday to assess and amplify his government's response to two unconnected overseas emergencies -- the Ebola outbreak in Africa and Islamic terrorists in Iraq and Syria.

Columbia city council approves 2015 budget

The Columbia city council approved the $428 million budget for fiscal year 2015 Monday night.

Top education official in the state says she's resigning

Missouri's top education official says she will resign at the end of this year. State Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro announced her departure Monday. She has served as head of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education since 2009.

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Obama hits road to deal with global crises

Two unconnected overseas emergencies -- the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and Islamic terrorists in Iraq and Syria -- are prompting President Barack Obama to embark on a two-day U.S. road trip.

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Who is part of the coalition to battle ISIS?

In his speech about ISIS last week, President Barack Obama said, "American military power is unmatched, but this can't be America's fight alone."

Allies and partners of the United States, Obama vowed, would provide support to degrade and eventually de...

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Study finds politics stinks -- literally

If you and your significant other share political views, it could be because you like each other's smell.

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Gillibrand drops F-bomb in webcast

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said Monday she had to hold her tongue when a male labor leader made comments about her post-pregnancy weight shortly after she began her career in Congress.

Bennie G Adkins receives Medal of Honor

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Medal recipient killed up to 175 enemies

As many as 175 enemy troops killed, 18 wounds from enemy fire, 38 hours of battle, 48 hours evading the North Vietnamese troops in the bush -- and one tiger. Those are the numbers behind Sgt. Maj. Bennie Adkins' Medal of Honor, an award he received f...

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