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The US has so far launched dozens of air strikes to halt the Islamic State offensive in northern IraqTargets will be precise, on jihadist strongholds, logistics, Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel told lawmakers.


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A US soldier stands guard at the site of a suicide attack in the Afghan capital Kabul on September 16, 2014Taliban suicide attack Tuesday targeted NATO convoy in Kabul near the US embassy: sources.


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In this Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, photo, Merrillville Patrolman Nickolaus Schultz's Police car sits in front of the Merrillville Municipal Complex with the front window blacked out to honor Officer Schultz's life in Merrillville, Ind. Schultz, a northwestern Indiana police officer, was fatally shot in the line of duty and died Sunday. (AP Photo/The Times, Jeff Dildine) MANDATORY CREDIT; CHICAGO LOCALS OUT; GARY OUTBy Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY Mo. (Reuters) - The FBI is investigating allegations of excessive force by a Missouri police officer during a traffic stop that left a teenage motorist in critical condition, authorities said on Monday. The FBI said in a statement that it is investigating whether police officer Tim Runnels overstepped his authority and violated the civil rights of Bryce Masters when he pulled over the 17-year-old and used a stun gun on him on Sunday in Independence, Missouri, a Kansas City suburb. ...


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