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President Obama Addresses The Nation To Outline Strategy On ISIS
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President Obama Announces Strategy to ‘Degrade and Destroy’ the Islamic State

Tonight President Obama took to the national airwaves for a rare prime-time address to describe what America's response would be to the Islamic State (aka ISIL or ISIS), the terrorist group that has taken over parts of Syria and Iraq, and also beheaded two American journalists.

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Evan Sharboneau
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Where Is The Capital Christmas Tree Coming From? Cass Lake, Minnesota To Supply The 2014 Holiday Centerpiece

The Christmas Tree that helps the nations capitol celebrate the holiday will have local ties this year.  A 65-foot tree spruce or balsam tree from the Chippewa National Forest will be trucked to Washington, D.C. to take part in the festivities.

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Ferguson Native Michael McDonald Issues Statement on Mike Brown Tragedy

Michael McDonald, who grew up in Ferguson, Mo., has issued a statement on the tragedy that has shaken the city over the past couple weeks.

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Stephanie DeLay
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Denim Sales Drop 6%; Is This End Of America’s Love Affair With Blue Jeans?

Everyone loves blue jeans - right?  Maybe not.  It appears that sales of denim in the United States fell 6% last year - a number that has many fashion insiders questioning what the future holds for the "all-American fabric".

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Danny Nickerson - via: Facebook
Danny Nickerson - via: Facebook
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Dying Little Boy’s Last Wish Is for Birthday Cards

Five-year-old Danny Nickerson is a boy who was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer. His only wish is to get birthday cards. Let's make this happen!

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TSA Changes Will Scrutinize Uncharged Cell Phones And Electronics

Add one more item to the list of things you need to make sure you have prepared before you board a plane headed back to the United States:  charging your cell phone.  In an effort to add another layer of security, the TSA is implementing a crack-down on uncharged electronic devices on airplanes that are bound for the U.S.

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20 Injured, Some Critically, in Stabbing Spree at Pittsburgh High School

A sophomore at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, Pennsylvania, attacked his fellow students Wednesday morning, injuring at least 20 people, four of them seriously. He is now in police custody.

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Seattle helicopter crash
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Helicopter Crashes in Downtown Seattle, Killing 2, Injuring at Least 1 [UPDATED]

A helicopter belonging to Seattle news station KOMO crashed on Tuesday morning near Fisher Plaza, near the famed Space Needle.

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Korean Won Drop Against U.S. Dollars And Japanese Yen
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5 Ways to Lower Your Taxes You Might Not Know About

The next six weeks are known as Tax Season, and we've come up with a few ways to lower your bill that you might not know about.

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EPA Regulations Ban Most Brands Of Wood-Burning Stoves; Tighter Standards Will Affect Many Americans

If you like your heat-producing stove you can keep it.  Unless it burns wood, apparently.  New regulations set forth from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ban the production and sale of 80% of the current wood-burning stove models in the United States.

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Team USA Curling News, John Shuster Drops Second Match To China, 0-2

John Shuster still doesn't look comfortable with the Ice. He isn't missing these huge shots, but it looks to me like he is not confident with the curl yet. It's been hard to keep up with him. He is playing at a normal hour, but when I got up at 4 in the morning, he was in the third end.

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CVS No Longer Selling Cigarettes and Tobacco Starting October 1

A major company is taking a significant stand against smoking and the move is being applauded by the president.

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