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Report: Obama rode elevator with armed man

Posted: 8:57 PM - Published reports say President Barack Obama rode an elevator this month with an armed security contractor who had three criminal convictions, a violation of Secret Service security protocols.

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Official: 200-plus strikes, 2 dozen Syria targets

Posted: 09/23/2014 - A U.S. official says America and its Arab allies launched more than 200 airstrikes against roughly a dozen militant targets in Syria during the assault that began Monday night.

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UPDATE: Judge: Libertarian Candidate Can Be on Ballot

Updated: 09/18/2014 - SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- A Sangamon County judge on Thursday rejected the Republican Party's attempt to have a Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor struck from the Nov. 4 ballot.

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Obama Praises House Vote on Arming Syrian Rebels

Posted: 09/17/2014 - President Barack Obama says a House vote granting authority for the U.S. military to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels is an important step toward confronting the Islamic State group.

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Quinn: Monitor not needed to oversee state hiring

Posted: 09/15/2014 - Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, in a filing late Monday in federal court, contends a court appointed monitor is not necessary to ensure compliance with political hiring bans as suggested by an anti-patronage attorney.

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First US Strike in Expanded Iraq Fight

Posted: 09/15/2014 - U.S. officials say the United States took the first step in the planned expanded fight against Islamic State militants on Monday.

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Wisconsin Governor Approves New Voter ID Process

Posted: 09/12/2014 - Three Republican-appointed federal judges in Chicago have heard arguments about Wisconsin's voter ID law and whether it should be reinstated for the November election.

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Illinois lawmakers push plan for police cameras

Updated: 09/12/2014 - Two Illinois lawmakers on Thursday pushed for a hike in traffic and other fines to raise money for police body cameras and dashboard cameras in the wake of the fatal shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old by an officer in Ferguson, Missouri.

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