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White House intruder was armed with knife

The Texas man arrested on Friday for charging at the White House was armed with a knife when he climbed a fence and made it into the executive mansion after President Barack Obama had departed, the US Attorney's Office said. P

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Obama expands US role fighting Ebola spread

President Barack Obama has called West Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak a looming threat to global security and announced a major expansion of the US role in trying to halt its spread, including deployment of 3,000 troops to the region.

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Obama expands US role fighting Ebola spread

President Barack Obama has called West Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak a looming threat to global security and announced a major expansion of the US role in trying to halt its spread, including deployment of 3,000 troops to the region.

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Obama picking his targets, while missing the point

For the 20 years between 1991 and 2011 - the interval between Operation Desert Storm and the final withdrawal of U.S. forces after a lengthy occupation of Iraq - Washington policymakers, Republican and Democratic, relied on various forms of coer

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Top Republicans back Obama's battle plan

The Republican leader of the US House of Representatives voiced support on Thursday for President Barack Obama's expanded campaign against Islamic State militants, but members of his party questioned whether the plan was forceful enough.

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Obama orders airstrikes in Syria against Islamic State

President Barack Obama told Americans on Wednesday he had authorised US airstrikes for the first time in Syria and more attacks in Iraq in a broad escalation of a campaign against the Islamic State militant group. Obama's deci

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Saudi to host training of moderate Syria rebels

Saudi Arabia has agreed to host training camps for moderate Syrian rebels as part of US President Barack Obama's broad strategy to combat Islamic State militants who have taken over parts of Syria and Iraq, US officials said on Wednesday.

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US to seek Arab backing in Islamic State fight

After threatening to destroy and degrade Islamic State militants, the US will court skeptical Gulf Arab allies this week and consider expanding training and arming of moderate Syrian rebels to lead the fight against the jihadists.

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Obama to set out plan for hitting Islamic State

US President Barack Obama will deliver a speech to Americans and consult with lawmakers this week to sell his plan to go on the offensive against Islamic State militants, but is trying to head off public concern about another big military escapa

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Obama 'must make strategy against Islamic State work'

It took President Barack Obama and his top aides a week to explain that he does in fact have a strategy for confronting the Islamic State militancy. Now he has to prove that he can make it work. Obama has embarked on building what

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