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Secretary of State John Kerry appears before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to shore up President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State group extremists in Iraq and Syria, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014.The GOP-controlled House has voted to allow the U.S. military to train, arm Syrian rebels.


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The tumor in Rob Ford's abdomen, the discovery of which led the mayor of Toronto to drop out of the election last week, is both malignant and rare, according to medical authorities.


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Ainsley MacDonald, right, and Will Walker, 10, try to leap above incoming waves as Calister MacDonald, left, 3, looks on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at a beach on the Puget Sound in Mukilteo, Wash. Temperatures are expected to hit near 90 in nearby Seattle and 97 in Portland Tuesday, which is considered a heat wave in the Pacific Northwest in July. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)SEATTLE (AP) — A magnitude-4.0 earthquake rattled the Puget Sound in Washington state early Wednesday, waking up residents who felt it miles away in Seattle.


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