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Ebola travel ban could make things worse: Obama

President Barack Obama on Saturday urged Americans to avoid hysteria over Ebola, and played down the idea of travel bans from Ebola-ravaged countries in West Africa, explaining that restrictions could make things worse. Lawmakers

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Obama names ebola czar as death toll tops 4,500

President Barack Obama has appointed a former White House adviser as Ebola "czar" and named officials to bolster the response to the disease in Texas, the center of US Ebola cases, as the death toll in three West African nations topped

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As Obama gave Syria nod, his coalition was still unclear

The effectiveness of the US-led coalition effort in Syria is under scrutiny as Islamic State fighters try to overrun a strategic Syrian town on Turkey's border. The United States and its allies, including Gulf states, have con

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Obama, Modi vow to boost strategic ties, create model for world

US President Barack Obama and new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed to expand and deepen their countries' strategic partnership and make it a model for the rest of the world. In a joint "vision statement" iss

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Air strikes hit Islamic State oil refineries in Syria

Air raids believed to have been carried out by US-led forces hit three makeshift oil refineries in northern Syria on Sunday as part of a campaign against Islamic State, a human rights group said. The US has been carrying out strik

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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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