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Lawmakers Analyze Campaign Against ISIS

Posted On November 13, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- Lawmakers are taking a hard look at the U.S.-led campaign against ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Opening a House hearing, California Republican Buck McKeon questioned whether President Obama's strategy is sufficient to stop ISIS. McKeon criticized the President's insistence that there will be no U.S. combat troops deployed for the fight against…

Obama Wants New Syria Review

Posted On November 13, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- President Obama wants his national security team to give him another review of the U.S. policy toward Syria. CNN suggests the new review is necessary because ISIS can not be defeated without a political transition in Syria and the removal of president Bashar al-Assad. A senior official at the White House says…

U.S., India Agree On Massive Food, Trade Deal

Posted On November 13, 2014

(Undated) -- The U.S. is supporting a huge food stockpiling program in India. Under India's stockpiling program, the government buys wheat and rice from the country's farmers and distributes cheap food grains to 850-million people. The agreement between the world's oldest democracy and its most populous rescues the world's biggest trade deal in two decades.…

Comet Probe Is Taking Pictures

Posted On November 13, 2014

(Undated) -- The comet probe Philae is starting to send back pictures. The lander that was sent up on a rocket by the European Space Agency made a rough landing Wednesday. Engineers say it may have bounced hundreds of feet before settling on the comets' surface. Efforts are underway to find out exactly where the…

Obama To Meet With Myanmar Government, Opposition Leaders, Students

Posted On November 13, 2014

(Undated) -- President Obama is in Myanmar to meet with government leaders and also opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi . Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes says Obama will press government officials about the country's elections next year. Rhodes says Obama will congratulate the leaders for the country's progress away from dictatorship over the…