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Local Expert on Islam Weighs in on ISIS

As countries across the world align themselves against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, many people are asking questions about ISIS and it's origins.

Brian Williams, Professor of Islamic History at UMass Dartmouth, appeared on WBSM earlier this week, answering many of those frequently asked questions

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MBTA: No Information That Boston Is A Target

MBTA police chief Paul MacMillan says the transit agency is aware of a report about alleged subway plots in Europe and elsewhere, but said there's no information that either the MBTA or Boston is a target

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Dempsey Would Back U.S. Troops In Combat Role In Iraq

"Boots on the ground" are not being ruled out in the fight against ISIS.

Testifying on Capitol Hill this morning, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, General Martin Dempsey said he'd recommend using some of the American forces already in Iraq in combat roles, if necessary

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Kerry: Iraq Approves Inclusive Government

Secretary of State John Kerry says Iraq has approved what he calls a new, inclusive government.

Political infighting in Iraq has been partly blamed for creating the conditions that allowed the terror group ISIS to seize huge areas of that country

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More Airstrikes In Iraq

The U.S. military said Sunday it launched airstrikes around Haditha Dam in western Iraq, targeting Islamic State insurgents there for the first time in a move to prevent the group from capturing the vital dam

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More Troops Are Headed To Iraq

President Obama is ordering more military personnel to Iraq.

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Germany To Send Weapons To Kurds Fighting ISIS

The German government will send high-end rifles, tank-busting weapons and armored vehicles to aid Kurdish fighters battling Islamic extremists in Iraq.

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Obama’s Tan Suit Causes “Buzz”

President Obama's tan summer suit is generating plenty of chatter on the Internet.

Much ado has been made about the President's suit selection Thursday during his presser on the conflict in Iraq and Syria

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President Says Airstrikes Are Pushing Back Militants In Iraq

President Obama claims U.S. airstrikes are pushing back Islamic militant forces in Iraq. In a White House news conference, the President again pushed Iraq's new leadership to create a more "unified and inclusive" government

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Chuck Hagel (L) and Joint Chiefs Chairman General Martin Dempsey / SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
Chuck Hagel (L) and Joint Chiefs Chairman General Martin Dempsey / SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

Hagel Predicts New Offensive By ISIS

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says U.S. airstrikes have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces regain their footing in Iraq, but he expects Islamic State militants will regroup and stage a new offensive.

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen

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