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Step Up America Heroes Appreciation Festival

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Secret Service director facing calls to resign after presidential security failures

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Secret Service Director Julia Pierson is facing bipartisan pressure to consider resigning, on the heels of her Capitol Hill testimony on major security breaches that have thrown into doubt the safety of the president and his family.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, who aggressively questioned Pierson at the House hearing, told Fox News that Pierson should either be fired or resign.

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US airstrikes against ISIS reportedly suffer from intelligence gaps

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U.S. airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria are proceeding despite intelligence gaps that inhibit the Pentagon's ability to determine their effectiveness, according to a published report. 

The Associated Press, citing current and former U.S. officials, reported Wednesday that the Defense Department is relying on satellites, drones and surveillance flights to pinpoint targets for airstrikes, as well as assess the damage afterward and determine whether civilians were killed. Officials say that system stands in sharp contrast to the networks of bases, spies and ground-based technology the U.S. had in place during the height of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Obama, Netanyahu Discussing Contentious Mideast Issues

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U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opened talks Wednesday in Washington with polite, but firm remarks on contentious Middle East issues.

As they met for the first time since Israel's war with Hamas militants in Gaza, Obama said Israel and the Palestinians have to find ways "to change the status quo" to resolve issues that led to 50 days of fighting in July and August that killed hundreds of Palestinian civilians during Israeli airstrikes.

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US Confirms Airstrikes Near Turkey-Syria Border

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U.S.-led airstrikes hit near a key Syrian border town for a second day, as Kurdish fighters defend the area from Islamic State militants.

The U.S. military confirmed three strikes Wednesday near Kobane, also known as Ayn al Arab, destroying an IS tank, artillery, and an armed vehicle.

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ISIS beheads 9 Kurdish fighters captured in Syria

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Activists say Islamic State militants have beheaded nine Kurdish fighters, including three women, captured in clashes near the Syria-Turkey border.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Wednesday that the nine Kurds were captured during fighting over the northern Syrian town of Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab.

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Turkish MPs to Vote on Military Action Against IS

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Turkey has deployed tanks and armored vehicles to reinforce its border with Syria as the Turkish parliament prepares to authorize military action against Islamic State (IS) jihadists. But analysts warn these moves are being met with resistance as questions remain over what form military action would take.

The Turkish parliament is due to vote Thursday on two motions empowering the government to sanction military operations in Iraq and Syria.

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