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Kerry: US trying to speed up efforts to defeat Islamic State

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — The United States is seeking new military, counterterrorism and diplomatic ideas to destroy the Islamic State group faster, Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday, acknowledging the difficulty in eliminating extremists who’ve exploited four years of chaos in the Middle East to become a global threat. He said greater military cooperation with Russia was ...

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Russian military says its bombing sharply cut IS oil incomes

MOSCOW — The Russian military has destroyed numerous oil facilities and tankers controlled by the Islamic State group in Syria, sharply cutting its income, Russia’s defense minister said Friday. Sergei Shoigu reported to President Vladimir Putin Friday that Russian warplanes destroyed 15 oil refining and storage facilities in Syria and 525 trucks carrying oil during this week’s bombing blitz. He ...

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Airstrikes hurt, but don’t halt, IS oil smuggling operations

BEIRUT — The United States and Russia are going after the Islamic State group’s oil industry, destroying refineries and hundreds of tanker trucks transporting oil from eastern Syria in a heavy bombardment in recent days aiming to break the extremists’ biggest source of income. The campaign already appears to be having some effect, with oil prices rising in areas of ...

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Dalrymple wants halt to resettlement of Syrian refugees

BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Jack Dalrymple is joining several of his counterparts in urging a halt to the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the U.S. until federal security and screening procedures can be reviewed. Dalrymple says he’s sent a letter to President Barack Obama. He also joined several governors on a call with the White House and officials with multiple ...

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Trump says he has an instinct for sensing threats

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — As the hunt for the perpetrators of the attacks in Paris continue, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Monday that he is uniquely qualified to be commander-in-chief because he has an “instinct” for sensing threats. “In my book I predicted terrorism. Because I can feel it,” said Trump, speaking to thousands of supporters packed into Tennessee’s Knoxville ...

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Syrian refugees not expected to resettle in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. — The office of Gov. Jack Dalrymple says North Dakota has not received any Syrian refugees and doesn’t expect any will be sent to the state. The statement from Dalrymple’s office Monday came in response to an inquiry regarding whether he would join other U.S. governors who are threatening to halt efforts to allow Syrian refugees into their ...

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