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U.S. Drops Ammo to Syrian Rebels

U.S. Air Force C-17 cargo aircraft dropped ammunition in northern Syria on Sunday for rebels fighting the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria. However, military officials have not yet confirmed what type of ordnance was sent or who exactly received it

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Clinton Says Fiorina Shouldn't Get a Pass as Woman

In an exclusive interview with TIME, Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton says Republican rival Carly Fiorina should not be judged any differently just because she is the only woman candidate in the Republican presidential race


MH17: Probe Will Likely Blame Missile Attack

More than a year after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was brought down over eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board, the Dutch Safety Board has announced that it will release its final report on the cause of the crash on Tuesday

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) speaks to voters at the Heritage Action Presidential Candidate Forum September 18, 2015 in Greenville, South Carolina.

Rand Paul Praises House Conservatives in Speaker Fight

Speaking exclusively to TIME, Sen. Rand Paul said that the 40-member Freedom Caucus reflects frustrations among grassroots conservatives who feel little has changed since Republicans took control of both chambers of Congress

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At Least Two Dead, 20 Wounded in Jerusalem Attacks

At least two people have been killed and 20 wounded in a pair of separate attacks in Jerusalem. The attacks, plus another two stabbing attacks in the city of Raanana, would mark the most serious series of incidents in a month-long wave of violence

Umpqua Community College

Students Return to College After Oregon Shooting

Hundreds of people lined the road leading to the Oregon community college where a gunman killed nine people, holding signs reading "UCC Strong" as students returned to the scene of the deadliest shooting in state history

Mohammad Javad Zarif

Iran Approves Nuclear Deal With World Powers

Iran's parliament has voted in favor of a nuclear deal struck with world powers. In a vote Tuesday, 161 of 250 lawmakers present at the session voted in favor of the landmark accord. Iran's Guardian Council could send it back to parliament

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California ‘Redskins’ Ban a Rare Win for Movement

California’s ban on public schools using the term “Redskins” as a team mascot, which Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law on Sunday, is the first statewide victory for the movement to get Native American imagery removed from team names

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Why a Doctors Group May Allow Screen Time for Babies

The American Academy of Pediatrics is reconsidering its digital exposure guidelines for children for the first time in more than 15 years. The group previously recommended none for toddlers under the age of 2 and a maximum of two hours per day for kids above 2

Walter Palmer arrives at the River Bluff Dental clinic in Bloomington

Dentist Won't Be Charged in Cecil the Lion's Death

Zimbabwe's government has announced that it will not charge the American dentist who killed Cecil the lion, a locally beloved creature, over the summer, because the dentist, Walter Palmer, was legally authorized to conduct the hunt

1 in 6 Young Americans Have Stolen in Past Year

A new study tracking teens and young adults finds that stealing is quite common: about 1 in 6 report having swiped something in the past year. The study found that for most of these young thieves stealing is just a temporary phase

Jeb Bush

Jeb Bush Gives Details on Obamacare Alternative

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush proposed repealing and replacing President Barack Obama's health care law with one that would increase tax credits for individuals, allowing them to buy coverage protection against "high-cost medical events"