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WASHINGTON (AP) β€” America's top-ranked military officer says the surging Islamic State group has an "apocalyptic, end-of-days strategic vision" in the Middle East and cannot be defeated unless the United States and a coalition of partners confront it head-on in Syria.

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WASHINGTON (AP) β€” The Pentagon broke the law when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a prisoner in Afghanistan for five years, for five Taliban leaders, congressional investigators said Thursday.

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WASHINGTON (AP) β€” Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday pressed for a more aggressive U.S. military response in Iraq to combat Islamic state militants, including a sustained air campaign, and signaled he would support sending American ground troops.

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A recently surfaced 2010 quote from one of the major funders behind the latest legal challenge to Obamacare perfectly encapsulates the ends-justify-the-means ethos that is driving the litigation.

The Competitive Enterprise Institute is helping to pay for the lawsuit, Halbig v. Burwell, which seeks to invalidate Obamacare's tax subsidies being offered on the federal health insurance exchange, HealthCare.gov. In 2010, CEI chairman Michael Greve made plain that anything should be done to stop the law. "I do not care how it's done," he said at the time. "I don't care who does it."

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Count Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) as a supporter of House-passed Republican legislation to end President Barack Obama's program to provide deportation relief for young people living in the U.S. illegally, often called Dreamers.

He said he believes the legislation would "go a long way" to mitigating the problem of thousands of Central American countries seeking refuse in the United States.

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