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U.S. to leave more troops in Afghanistan than first planned

The number of troops in Afghanistan next year will be larger than originally thought to fill a gap left in the NATO mission.

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Obama widens post-2014 combat role for forces in Afghanistan

The U.S. military will have a wider role to fight the Taliban alongside Afghan forces after the current mission ends next month.

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Obama to Republican critics on immigration: ‘Pass a bill’

The President shrugged off criticism of his executive action on immigration.

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Americans among those killed in Jerusalem synagogue attack

Two Palestinians armed with a meat cleaver and a gun killed four people in a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday.

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White House reviewing policy on U.S. hostages held my militants

The President has ordered a review of policy governing efforts to free Americans being held by militant groups overseas.

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Beheaded U.S. hostage remembered for fearless dedication

Peter Kassig, the U.S. aid worker beheaded by ISIS militants, was remembered for his devotion to helping people.

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Prince William, Kate to visit U.S. next month

The trip will take the royal couple to New York for the first time.

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Obama will take action on immigration before year-end

The policy overhaul could shield up to 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation.

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Space history is made as Philae probe lands on comet

Scientists hope samples from the surface of the comet will show how planets and life are created.

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U.S., China sign symbolic emissions plan

The U.S. and China announced a plan to implement new limits on carbon emissions.

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Collecting Berlin Wall memories, 25 years later

Art professor Sheryl Oring hopes to get a sense of how people today feel about one of the most pivotal moments in modern world history.

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Berlin plans ‘people’s party’ to mark 25 years since fall of Wall

The German capital will mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall with a huge street party.

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U.S.-led air strikes hit al Qaeda affiliate in Syria

Air strikes by a U.S.-led coalition to fight Islamic State targeted the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front in northwest Syria.

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Obama seeks $6.2B to fight Ebola

Congress will be asked to approve $6.2 billion in new funds to combat Ebola in West Africa and the U.S.

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Congress to revisit ISIS war debate after election

Lawmakers will resume a debate on the U.S.-led fight against militants in Syria and Iraq.

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Lions, Eagles, Seahawks have triumphant turkey day

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Philadelphia and Detroit both served up Thanksgiving Day routs while Seattle boosted their playoff hopes.

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FedEx predicts increase in holiday deliveries

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It's going to be another record-setting holiday season for shipments.

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Black Friday gun buys test background check system

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As stores crowd with holiday shoppers, gun buyers will be challenging the nation's background check system to keep up.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: ‘Friends of the Galaxy’ mashup

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If "Guardians of the Galaxy" was set to the "Friends" theme.