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WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine has drawn up legislation to authorize U.S. military force against Islamic extremists that would strictly limit the engagement of American ground forces. The Virginia lawmaker would repeal the 2002 authorization that two presidents have cited as their authority for military operations in Iraq. Meanwhile, the military says there were five U.S. airstrikes today in Iraq against Islamic State targets.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the Ebola outbreak could threaten security around the world. He's ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region to provide medical and logistical support. The epidemic has claimed at least 2,400 lives, but the president said if it's not stopped, "hundreds of thousands of people" could be affected.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson is criticizing the NFL for not including any African-American women when it brought on three domestic violence experts as consultants. Jackson says the league continues to show "shameful insensitivity." Three major NFL sponsors today said they're not satisfied with the league's handling of a domestic abuse scandal.
BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — The intense manhunt continues in dense northeastern Pennsylvania woods for a heavily armed survivalist suspected of ambushing two troopers. Friday's attack killed one of the officers. Authorities believe Eric Matthew Frein (freen) acted as part of a deadly vendetta against police.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Sept. 11 museum has gotten its 1 millionth visitor a little less than four months after opening to the public. The visitor has been identified as Karen McDaniel, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The museum has been open to the public since May 21.
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