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Obama orders airstrikes in Syria against Islamic State

President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes for the first time in Syria and more attacks in Iraq in a broad escalation of a campaign against the militant group.

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Now open, 9/11 museum sees influx of new artifacts

Four months after opening, the National September 11 Memorial Museum has gotten more than 100 new items from victims' families and survivors.

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WATCH: Building the 9/11 memorial

See 10 years of building the National September 11 Memorial at the World Trade Center in just 3 minutes.

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ISIS strategy includes support for Syrian opposition, Iraq

The White House says Obama will "pursue a comprehensive strategy to degrade and ultimately destroy" the militant organization.

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U.S. job openings stay near 13-year high; hiring up

Companies have stepped up hiring to the fastest pace in nearly seven years.

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Home Depot data breach could go back to April

Experts fear hackers stole more than 40 million payment cards, topping last year’s unprecedented attack on Target.

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Foundation, not NYC, running 9/11 events

For the first time, the Sept. 11 foundation is in charge of New York City's annual 9/11 anniversary ceremony.

This undated image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. U.S. officials say the only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed and is in U.S. custody. The officials say Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's (boh BURG'-dahl) release was part of a negotiation that includes the release of five Afghan detainees held in the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

House formally condemns Obama for prisoner swap

House members condemned Obama for failing to give Congress notice before exchanging POW Bowe Bergdahl for five members of the Taliban.

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College savings on the rise as plans average $20K

Americans are saving more than ever for college.

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Home Depot security breach could rival Target

The home improvement retailer said the problem could extend back to April and affect all of its 2,200 U.S. stores.

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Top health adviser wants end to partisan fighting over Obamacare

President Barack Obama's top health adviser says the public and businesses want to move on with implementing the law.

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Obama to press Congress for action on Islamic State

President Barack Obama will meet with lawmakers as the administration seeks support for an offensive against Islamic State militants.

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U.S. widens program to dispose of prescription drugs

Americans will be able to dispose of unused prescription drugs at more sites as the DEA tries to curb rising abuse.

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U.S. military to set up field hospital in Ebola-stricken Liberia

A 25-bed field hospital will provide medical care for health workers trying to contain the fast spreading Ebola virus.

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Harvard study says America’s wealth gap ‘unsustainable’

The widening gap between rich and poor is unlikely to improve any time soon.

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Hundreds of U.S. children stricken with respiratory illness

Hundreds of children across the Midwest have been stricken by a potentially serious respiratory illness, and doctors say it could be "just the tip of the iceberg."

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Items from raid that killed bin Laden on display in NY

Artifacts from the military raid that killed Osama bin Laden are on display at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.

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Appeals court to review gay marriage bans in 3 states

Gay marriage bans in Nevada, Idaho, and Hawaii will come under scrutiny on Monday.

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Obama to set out plan against Islamic State

Obama will meet congressional leaders on Tuesday to seek their support for his strategy to halt the militant Islamist group.

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Michael Phelps arrested for DUI

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The Olympic swimmer was reportedly pulled over in Maryland early on Tuesday morning.

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Secret Service White House security breach ‘unacceptable’

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Lawmakers scolded the head of the Secret Service over a security breach that allowed a knife-wielding intruder to run deep into the White House.

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FCC expected to end sports TV blackout rule

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A decades-old rule that has prohibited pay-TV providers from airing some home sports games could soon be a thing of the past.

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Michael Strahan making film debut in ‘Magic Mike’ sequel

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The former football star turned TV host is set to take on the big screen.

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NFL TV ratings rise despite domestic violence fumble

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More Americans are watching football than last year, signaling the NFL's handling of domestic violence cases has not dented its popularity.