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NATO slams Russian violation of Turkish airspace

Russian involvement in the 4½-year-old Syrian civil war seems to be escalating, with NATO's secretary general confirming Tuesday a second incursion by Russian planes into Turkish airspace and saying Russian ground troops were in Syria as well.

"It's u...

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Soldier fatally shot at Fort Campbell

An American soldier was fatally shot Tuesday during a training exercise at Fort Campbell, a spokesman for the U.S. Army base said.

Hillary Clinton, Hard Choices

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Clinton sent GOP 2016ers copies of her book

Hillary Clinton sent nearly every Republican presidential candidate a copy of her recent memoir "Hard Choices" earlier this month, as well as a personalized letter, a spokesman said Tuesday.

South Carolina road destroyed

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South Carolina flooding: Dams breached

The rain may have stopped, but South Carolina is grappling with a host of new concerns. Dam breaks. Billions of dollars in damage. And rivers that still haven't crested.

"God smiled on South Carolina because the sun is out," Gov. Nikki Haley told rep...

Marco Rubio votes

Rubio misses vote on defense spending bill

Sen. Marco Rubio missed a key Senate vote on defense spending Tuesday so that he could continue campaigning in New Hampshire, a Rubio spokesman told CNN.

Rubio was not present for the Senate's vote on the annual National Defense Authorization Act, whi...

El Faro life ring


Search on for survivors of missing cargo ship

The U.S. Coast Guard is focusing on the search for survivors after concluding the missing cargo ship El Faro sank at its last known location with Hurricane Joaquin bearing down on it.

Ninety-six hours after the cargo ship lost contact, the Coast Guar...

Gen John Campbell


U.S. Gen.: We need new Afghanistan plan

The top commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan said Tuesday that he needs to adjust troop level recommendations to respond to the growing strength of ISIS and al Qaeda.

Gen. John Campbell told the Senate Armed Services committee he has presented opti...

Faro screen shot

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Execs: El Faro skipper had plan to deal with storm

The owners of a cargo ship presumed to have sunk insist that the captain of El Faro had a "sound plan" to avoid Hurricane Joaquin, but that the ship's main propulsion failed, stranding the crew in the path of the storm.

The unidentified captain had r...

Life ring from El Faro found


Anxious relatives await news of missing ship

Katie Griffin expected her husband, a seafarer on the cargo ship El Faro, home soon. They had plans to go to the doctor to learn the gender of the twins she's carrying.

Keith Griffin called Katie last Wednesday night after he ate dinner. He said he'd ...

Rand Paul

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Rand Paul: Why are we still in Afghanistan?

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, said Tuesday the U.S. military strike that hit a hospital in Afghanistan raises questions over the U.S.'s continued involvement in that country, 14 years after the U.S. first deployed troops there.

Paul argued the U.S. shou...

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