U.S. will deploy a new special operations force to the Middle East to help fight Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria
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U.S. will deploy a new special operations force to the Middle East to help fight Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will deploy a new special operations force to the Middle East to help fight Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Tuesday. Carter told the House Armed Services Committee that over time, these special operators will be able to conduct raids, free hostages, gather intelligence … Continue reading

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The nation’s net farm income is the lowest since 2002, and with another year of low commodity prices, demand for agriculture loans is surging as farmers struggle to make ends meet. A Kansas banker says today’s grain prices will bring in enough to pay for basic operating costs, but it’s not … Continue reading

Lawyers: NFL concussion deal excludes central brain injury
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Lawyers: NFL concussion deal excludes central brain injury

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawyers appealing the NFL’s $1 billion plan to address concussion-linked injuries in former players asked a court Thursday to reject the settlement because it excludes what they call the signature brain disease of football. Critics insist that any settlement include future payments for chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the brain decay found in dozens … Continue reading

U.S. refugee program to give preference to Christians fleeing Syria does not exclude Muslims
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U.S. refugee program to give preference to Christians fleeing Syria does not exclude Muslims

COLUMBIA, South Carolina (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is making it clearer that his call for the U.S. refugee program to give preference to Christians fleeing Syria does not exclude Muslims. His campaign says Bush supports accepting women and children regardless of their religion and does not exclude Syrian Muslims broadly, as long … Continue reading