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McCain Warns Islamic State Is ‘Biggest Threat Ever Faced’ By America

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In New Hampshire, Senate candidate Brown condemns ‘failed policies’ overseas, but leaves McCain to connect the dots.

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New Hampshire Democrats Fundraising Off Perry Indictment

Perry is set to appear in Stratham, New Hampshire on Saturday for a fundraiser for the state’s Republican party.

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Clinton Making Iowa Swing

Both Clintons will attend Sen. Harkin’s annual steak fry.

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Montana Delegates Choose New Senate Candidate

State Rep. Amanda Curtis will replace Senator John Walsh after he removed himself for re-election following allegations of plagiarism

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Wisconsin Primary To Select Walker’s Challenger

Former state Commerce secretary appears to be the favorite heading into Tuesday’s election.

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Clinton Distances Herself From Obama

Clinton said the current situation in Iraq stems from the administration’s “failure” to do more to help arm Syrian rebels.

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Virginia Dems Question Gillespie’s “Risky Campaign Finance Scheme”

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Gillespie, the former chair of the Republican National Committee, is running against first term incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Warner.

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Airstrikes In Iraq, Ebola Rages In West Africa And Ukraine Braces For Invasion

Plus, Israel and Hamas resume fighting, a U.S. general is murdered in Afghanistan and Obama signs a bill reforming the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Alexander Survives, DesJarlais Hanging On

As of Tuesday night, DesJarlais held a thin 35 vote lead against State Senator Jim Tracy.

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John Walsh Drops Out Of Montana Senate Race

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“I am ending my campaign that I can focus on fulfilling the responsibility entrusted to me as your U.S. senator,” Walsh said in a statement.

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Pentagon Announces Failed Hostage Rescue Mission

The rescue operation, conducted “earlier this summer,” was an attempt to free American hostages believed to be held in Syria by the terrorist group, the Islamic State

LISTEN: The World in Two Minutes – August 20, 2014

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Global reaction to the killing of American journalist James Foley. President Obama says justice will be served, while the UK warns of risks to the homeland.

Pentagon Considering More Troops In Iraq

While the decision is still underway, U.S. senior officials say that no more than 300 U.S. military personnel would travel to Baghdad

World Is ‘Appalled’ By Foley Execution, Obama Says

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“No just God would stand for what they did yesterday or every single day,” Obama said.

Polls: 74% Of Blacks, 88% Of Whites Have Confidence In Police

25 percent of blacks and 12 percent of whites said that they have “very little” to no confidence.

White House Confirms Authenticity Of Foley Execution Video

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The video released Tuesday showed Foley, who had been missing since his kidnapping in 2012, being executed by a member of ISIS.