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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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Photo by U.S. Navy via Getty IMages

U.S. And Partners Carry Out Airstrikes In Syria

The Pentagon says the U.S. and partner nations have begun airstrikes in Syria against Islamic State militants, using a mix of fighter jets, bombers and Tomahawk missiles fired from ships in the region

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Senator Elizabeth Warren Photo: Andrew Harrer / Getty Images

Warren, Markey Oppose Funding Syrian Rebels

Democratic U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey are opposing President Barack Obama's request to train and arm Syrian rebels for a war against Islamic state militants.

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Senate Approves Funding Of Syrian Rebels

Legislation to arm Syrian rebels is on its way to the White House after passage by the Senate.

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House Approves Funding For Syria

A measure to train and arm up to five-thousand Syrian rebels will soon be on its way to the Senate after passage by the House.

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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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Homeland Security Seeks More Security At Some Foreign Airports

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is ordering increased security measures at some overseas airports offering direct flights to the United States.

The Homeland Security Department would not immediately say Wednesday whether the increased measures were in response to intelligence about a specific threat

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Obama Opens UN Talks With Diplomatic Opportunities

President Barack Obama opens meetings at the United Nations with diplomatic opportunities on three vexing issues: Iran's disputed nuclear program, Syria's chemical weapons use, and elusive peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

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