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Why Did Congress Kick The Can On Funding Islamic State Mission?

The president got approval for his plan to train and equip Syrian opposition fighters, but lawmakers didn't approve funds to pay for it or the broader air campaign.

Hillary Exhilaration Helps Energize Generation Z

Many young people are excited about the 2016 presidential election — and the chance to make history.

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After Major Image Fumbles, NFL Now Runs Into Congress

Domestic violence and child abuse allegations against NFL stars have put the country's most-watched sports league in the congressional spotlight.

Man Caught At White House Is An Army Veteran

Omar J. Gonzales, the 42-year-old man who the Secret Service says ran onto the White House grounds and entered a door Friday night, is an Army veteran who served in Iraq.

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Texas Gubernatorial Candidates Go To The Border To Court Voters

Republicans have won every statewide office in Texas for 20 years, but the growing Hispanic population tends to vote Democrat, and the GOP's survival may depend on recruiting Hispanic supporters.

What Happens In A 50-50 Senate? Even More Joe Biden

With polling suggesting there's a decent chance of a tied Senate next year, the gaffe-prone vice president could cut an even higher profile.

Man Who Jumped Fence, Entered White House Had A Knife

The Secret Service is looking into how a Texas man was able to breach the White House's security Friday. The man scaled a fence and opened a door to the residence before being arrested.

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Anticipating Attacks, GOP Campaigns Focus On Courting Women Voters

National Republican Party officials encouraged 2014 candidates to launch positive ads targeting women. One for a House candidate from Minnesota touts an annual charity walk he does in pink heels.

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Should The U.S. Pay Ransom For ISIS Hostages?

Videotaped murders by Islamic State have sparked outrage around the world. But while some European countries have paid ransom to retrieve victims taken by ISIS, Britain and the U.S. have not.

To Foil Russia's Food Ban, Imported Ingredients Go Incognito

Russia's ban on imported foods hasn't stopped its trendiest restaurants from sourcing top-quality ingredients like Italian cheese and Norwegian fish. How? Just slap on a "made in Belarus" label.

Demystifying The Islamic Veil

September 22, 2014
Pictured are women wearing veils walk in Barcelona, Spain in 2010. Sahar Amer discusses veiling in her new book, "What is Veiling?" The practice has been a hotly debated and misunderstood. (Manu Fernandez/AP)

Sahar Amer, an Islamic studies professor, takes a comparative cultural look at the hotly debated and misunderstood practice of veiling.

What Issues Matter To Young Americans?

September 22, 2014
Here & Now's Rachel Rohr is on the road in a VW camper van, talking to young people about issues that matter to them ahead of the midterm elections. Here, the van is making its way from Cleveland to West Virginia. (Rachel Rohr/Here & Now)

Here & Now’s digital and social media producer, Rachel Rohr, is traveling cross-country in a VW camper van, talking to young people ahead of midterm elections.

Obama Will Address Global Crises At United Nations

September 22, 2014
In the lead-up to the United Nations Secretary-Generals Climate Summit, the United Nations Department of Public Information will present illUmiNations "Protecting our Planet" on the west facade of the General Assembly Hall and the north facade of the Secretariat building September 20, 2014 at the United Nations in New York. (Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama will attend meetings on climate change, Ebola, Russia’s encroachment into Ukraine, and terrorism.

March On Global Warming Expected To Draw Thousands

September 21, 2014

Organizers of Sunday’s march say they want to raise awareness about climate change. The march through Manhattan comes two days before the United Nations Climate Summit.

State House Roundup: The XX Factor

September 19, 2014

Charlie Baker, the Republican nominee for governor, wants you to know something about him. Actually, he needs you to know. Women like him.

Week In Review: Casino Decision, Test Scores, Governor’s Race

September 19, 2014
A proposed resort casino on the banks of the Mystic River in Everett, Mass. (AP)

We ask our panelists about the casino deal for Everett, the latest MCAS test scores and a check-in on politics from Scott Brown and Jean Shaheen to Martha Coakley and Charlie Baker.

Reporter: Sunni Tribesmen Key In ISIS Fight

September 19, 2014
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Josh Rushing is returning from a reporting trip in Iraq and Syria for Al Jazeera, and says Sunni tribesmen should not be conflated with the militant group ISIS.

Family Of Mass. CIA Contractor Slain In Benghazi May Sue

September 19, 2014
The casket of former Navy SEAL Glen Doherty is carried into the Church of St. Eulalia in Winchester, Mass. in 2012. (Elise Amendola/AP)

The family of a CIA contractor killed in Benghazi, Libya, has filed claims seeking $2 million in damages from the CIA and State Department, alleging there was inadequate security at the U.S. diplomatic post and CIA compound when it came under attack by militants in 2012.

Climate Change Activists To Converge On New York

September 19, 2014
People scream outside the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to demand immediate political action on Climate debate on September 27, 2013 in Stockholm. A broad coalition of climate activists will converge on New York City this weekend ahead of the United Nations' Climate Change Summit to demand action on climate change. (Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images)

Climate change activists will march on New York this weekend ahead of the United Nation’s Climate Change Summit.

What’s In the Future For Scotland’s ‘Yes’ Voters?

September 19, 2014
Yes vote campaigners console themselves outside the Scottish Parliament building after the people of Scotland voted no to independence on September 19, 2014 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

In a record turnout, Scotland’s voters decided to stay within the United Kingdom. But the story doesn’t end there.

Scotland Remains United

September 19, 2014
Pro-union supporters celebrate as Scottish independence referendum results come in at a 'Better Together' event in Glasgow, Scotland, on September 19, 2014. (Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images)

With the last of the results from yesterday’s historic vote for Scottish independence trickling in, it is safe to say Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom.

Warren, Markey Oppose Syrian Rebel Training

September 19, 2014

Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey broke with the president and opposed the request, which was approved by the Senate late Thursday on a 78-22 vote.

Week In The News: Arming Syrian Rebels, Ebola, Scotland Stays In

September 19, 2014
No campaigners celebrate as results come in at the Scottish independence referendum count at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh,Scotland,Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Scottish voters have rejected independence and decided that Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom. The result announced early Friday was the one favored by Britain's political leaders, who had campaigned hard in recent weeks to convince Scottish voters to stay. It dashed many Scots' hopes of breaking free and building their own nation. (AP Photo/David Cheskin)

ISIS and arming Syrian fighters. Scotland rejects independence. NFL turmoil. US troops and Ebola. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Women Likely Hold Keys To Victory For Both Coakley And Baker

September 19, 2014
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Data shows that to win the gubernatorial race, both Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker need the support of women, but they need it in different ways.

Commentary: Charlie Baker’s Choice For Lt. Governor

September 19, 2014
Karyn Polito, Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, speaks to supporters during her primary election night rally earlier this month. (Stephan Savoia/AP)

Dan Payne: It’s not clear why Charlie Baker and his allies believe Karyn Polito, a onetime right-wing female lawmaker, would attract women voters to the GOP ticket when they could put a thoughtful, non-divisive woman in the governor’s office.

Commentary: Uh, Doesn’t Maura Healey Have An Opponent?

September 19, 2014

Todd Domke: News flash: Attorney general candidate and new Massachusetts political star Maura Healey has a Republican rival to defeat in November. His name is John Miller, and if elected, he would be the best-educated attorney general the state has seen in some years.

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