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White House Authorized Rescue Attempt Of Foley

Posted On August 20, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- The White House says U.S. special forces tried to rescue slain journalist James Foley and others held hostage by ISIS militants. Special forces troops exchanged gunfire with ISIS militants but the mission failed because the hostages weren't at the targeted location. The Pentagon says both air and ground forces were used in…

Supreme Court Stays Virginia Gay Marriages

Posted On August 20, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- Same-sex marriages in Virginia won't become legal after the U.S. Supreme Court put a hold on a lower court ruling. The high court on Wednesday stayed a decision by the federal Court of Appeals in Richmond which ruled the state's ban on gay marriages is unconstitutional. Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, who…

AG Holder Arrives In Ferguson

Posted On August 20, 2014

(Ferguson, MO) -- Attorney General Eric Holder is in Ferguson, Missouri to get the facts about the deadly police shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. Holder arrived Wednesday and has already met with community leaders after several days of protests and violent clashes in the St. Louis suburb. Holder is also meeting with federal…

State Department Wants More Troops In Iraq

Posted On August 20, 2014

(Undated) -- The State Department is looking to beef up security in Iraq. A U.S. official says the department has requested nearly 300 additional military personnel. The news comes following numerous U.S. airstrikes on ISIS militants as the military tries to protect American personnel in Iraq.

State Dept: U.S., Allies Trying To Cut Off Oxygen Of ISIS

Posted On August 20, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- The State Department says the U.S. is working hard with its allies to "cut off the oxygen" of ISIS. That will require going after people or groups that are funding ISIS. President Obama has called the Islamic militant group a cancer that must not be allowed to spread. The U.S. government has…