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In this Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 photo, a woman holds a picture of her son, Jordanian pilot Lt. Mu'ath al-Kaseasbeh, who is held by Islamic State group militants, in a car during a sit-in in front of the cabinet offices in Amman calling for his release, hours after militants posted a video purporting to show a Japanese hostage holding his picture with a message that both hostages would be killed within 24 hours. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)Jordan says it is ready to trade an Iraqi woman militant for a pilot held by IS extremists.


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Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.Rep. Adam Schiff's resolution forbids using ground forces in combat against IS militants.


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File photo of Brooklyn federal prosecutor Lynch speaking during the Brennan Center's annual awards dinner in New YorkBy Aruna Viswanatha and Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama's pick for his next attorney general faces a Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday that will likely highlight tensions between the Obama administration and the new Republican Congress. Loretta Lynch, nominated to the post in November, has stirred little controversy in her 16 years with the U.S. Attorney's office in Brooklyn and is expected to win confirmation.


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