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  1. Scots weigh pride against risk in independence vote

    World

    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.
  2. House votes to authorize aid in Islamic State fight

    Nation

    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.

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

    Nation

    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 …

  4. 15 detained in Australian counterterrorism raids

    World

    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.

  5. Sen. Marco Rubio: 'America cannot avoid its role as a global leader'

    National

    WASHINGTON — Sen. Marco Rubio did not hold back criticism — of the president, Congress or a potential 2016 presidential rival — in a foreign policy speech Wednesday that called for aggressive U.S. engagement in the world's hot spots.

    Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida , a leading 2016 GOP presidential contender, gives a foreign policy speech to the Project for the Common Defense in Washington, D.C., calling for a forceful U.S engagement with ISIS.