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North Korea Says Thousands Of U.S. Soldiers’ Remains Are At Risk

North Korea Says Thousands Of U.S. Soldiers’ Remains Are At RiskThe remains of thousands of U.S. soldiers who died in the Korean War are "left here and there uncared and carried away en masse," a North Korean military spokesman said Monday.

Amid Scandal, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson Resigns

Amid Scandal, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson ResignsAfter a series of embarrassing incidents that called into question the efficacy of the Secret Service, Julia Pierson, the service's director, has resigned.

New Airstrikes Target The Islamic State’s Oil And Gas Resources

New Airstrikes Target The Islamic State’s Oil And Gas ResourcesU.S. officials have confirmed that a new round of airstrikes in Syria is ongoing, NPR Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman told All Things Considered.

Senate Approves Measure To Arm And Train Syrian Rebels

Senate Approves Measure To Arm And Train Syrian RebelsThe Senate joined the House on Thursday in rare bipartisanship by approving a measure to train and equip members of the Syrian opposition.

Iran’s Foreign Minister: U.S. ‘Not Serious’ About Defeating Islamic State

Iran’s Foreign Minister: U.S. ‘Not Serious’ About Defeating Islamic StateIran's foreign minister says the U.S. has been hesitant and contradictory in its approach to combating extremist groups in Iraq and Syria.

Alaska Delegation Critical Of President’s ISIS Plan

On Capitol Hill, the reaction was split, and not just along party lines. Both of Alaska’s senators were critical of the president’s plan.

Begich, Murkowski wary of Obama plan

Alaska senators question president's Islamic State plan.

Kerry Seeks Iraq’s Support On Move Against Islamic State

Kerry Seeks Iraq’s Support On Move Against Islamic StateSecretary of State John Kerry is in Iraq for talks on the crisis with the newly installed government in Baghdad.

Obama Tells Lawmakers He Has Authority He Needs For Islamic State Fight

Obama Tells Lawmakers He Has Authority He Needs For Islamic State FightThe bottom line is that it is unlikely that President Obama will ask Congress for authorization to conduct military strikes against the Islamic State.

Obama To Speak Wednesday On U.S. Strategy Against Islamic State

Obama To Speak Wednesday On U.S. Strategy Against Islamic StateCiting a broad threat posed by the Islamic State, President Obama said Sunday that he'll deliver a national address Wednesday to discuss the U.S. approach to fighting the group that has beheaded two American journalists this summer.