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  1. PolitiFact: Is ISIS in Mexico and planning to cross the border?


    With the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria growing in the Middle East, nearly half of Americans think the country is less safe than it was before Sept. 11, 2001, according to a recent poll.

    An undated file image posted on a militant website in January shows fighters from the al-Qaida linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) marching in Raqqa, Syria. [Associated Press]
  2. Scots weigh pride against risk in independence vote


    EDINBURGH, Scotland — The people of Scotland will decide today whether national pride outweighs economic risk.

    Alex Salmond, leader of the Scottish independence movement, is surrounded by “Yes” supporters asking for selfies during an event on the final day of campaigning for the vote.
  3. House votes to authorize aid in Islamic State fight


    WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled House voted grudgingly to give the administration authority to train and arm Syrian rebels on Wednesday in the fight against Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria.

  4. Dempsey: Half of Iraqi army not okay as U.S. partners


    PARIS — About half of Iraq's army is incapable of partnering effectively with the United States to roll back Islamic extremists' territorial gains in western and northern Iraq, and the other half needs to be partially rebuilt with U.S. training and additional equipment, the top U.S. military officer said …

  5. 15 detained in Australian counterterrorism raids


    SYDNEY — Australia's prime minister says intelligence that Islamic State supporters were planning to carry out a killing to demonstrate its abilities led to counterterrorism raids in Sydney.