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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is acknowledging that the U.S.-led military campaign against the Islamic State group and al-Qaida's affiliate in Syria is helping Syrian dictator Bashar Assad. Obama tells CBS' "60 Minutes," ''I recognize the contradiction in a contradictory land and a contradictory circumstance." But Obama says Islamic State and the Khorasan Group are an immediate threat to the United States.

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — Police in Moore, Oklahoma say charges could be filed Monday against a man who allegedly attacked two women at a food distribution center. Thirty-year-old Alton Nolen had just been fired from Vaughan Foods last Thursday when police say he attacked the two women, beheading one of them. A company official who is a reserve sheriff's deputy shot and wounded Nolen. The second woman attacked is expected to recover.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill that adopts requirements for colleges to follow when investigating reports of sexual assaults. California is now the first in the nation to define when "yes means yes," meaning lack of resistance does not constitute consent to sex. State Sen. Kevin de Leon says the law shifts "the conversation regarding sexual assault to one of prevention, justice, and healing."

CHICAGO (AP) — The nation's most influential pediatricians' group is recommending IUDs or hormonal implants for teen girls who have sex. The American Academy of Pediatrics says the birth control methods are effective, safe and easy to use. And the group says condoms should also be used every time teens have sex to provide protection against sexually transmitted disease. The recommendations are published in Monday's Pediatrics.

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia is ruling out sending doctors to West Africa to help fight the Ebola outbreak because of logistical problems in repatriating any Australian who becomes infected with the deadly virus. Doctors Without Borders and the Australian opposition party had called on the government to send a medical team to help in a worsening doctor shortage in West Africa where Ebola has killed more than 3,000 people.

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