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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Diagnosed With Cancer

Posted On September 17, 2014

(Toronto) -- Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has cancer. Dr. Zane Cohen explained the results of a biopsy on the controversial mayor.   Cohen said it was a rare type of cancer, but he's optimistic about treatment. He mentioned that it usually responds well to chemotherapy. Ford recently backed out of a reelection campaign due to…

Senate To Vote On Arming, Training Syrian Rebels

Posted On September 17, 2014

A half-billion-dollar measure that would provide funding to train and arm thousands of moderate Syrian rebels is headed for a vote in the Senate today. The House passed the measure yesterday by a vote of 273-156. President Obama has authorized airstrikes against ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria and calls the Syrian rebels a necessary…

House Approves Arming, Training Syrian Rebels For ISIS Fight

Posted On September 17, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- The Senate is expected to take up a measure to train and arm up to five-thousand Syrian rebels after it passed the House. The 500-million dollar measure aims to equip moderate Syrian rebels for the fight against ISIS. The measure is attached to a bill extending government funding until mid-December. The government…

Scotland Votes For Independence Thursday

Posted On September 17, 2014

(Undated) -- The final day of campaigning is underway in Scotland before voters go to the polls to vote in a referendum for independence tomorrow. First Minister Alex Salmond, who is leading the yes campaign, says Scots hold the country's future in their hands.   Three new opinion polls suggest the no side is slightly…

Kerry Pushes Lawmakers To Back Training, Arming Of Syrian Rebels

Posted On September 17, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- Secretary of State John Kerry is urging lawmakers to support the training and arming of Syrian rebels for the fight against ISIS. In a Senate hearing this afternoon, Kerry said there's one clear goal when it comes to the terrorist group.   He said ISIS is made up of cold-blooded killers who…