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Secretary of State John Kerry appears before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to shore up President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State group extremists in Iraq and Syria, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014.The Republican-controlled House has voted to allow the U.S. military to train, arm Syrian rebels.


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Toronto Mayor Ford makes his closing remarks during a mayoral debate hosted by the Canadian Tamil Congress in Scarborough(Reuters) - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has a very rare and difficult type of cancerous tumor, his doctor said on Wednesday, adding he would start chemotherapy treatment within days. Ford, a larger-than-life figure who made international headlines with his admission that he smoked crack cocaine while in office, was hospitalized last week after having unbearable abdominal pains. He dropped out of the mayoral race last week. In a briefing on Wednesday, Toronto doctor Zane Cohen said the mayor had malignant liposarcoma, a type of cancerous tumor that arises in fat cells in deep soft tissue. ...


2014-09-17 15:28:09 -0600

The Panthers announced they've placed Greg Hardy on the exempt-commissioner's permission list, meaning the Pro Bowl defensive end has been removed from the team's active roster until his domestic violence case is resolved.


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