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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is considering launching a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks by Islamic State militants, U.S. defense officials said Wednesday.

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage sometimes can't help mouthing off, once telling the Portland chapter of the NAACP to "kiss my butt," calling the IRS "the new Gestapo" and saying he wouldn't be afraid to tell President Barack Obama to "go to hell."

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NEW YORK (AP) — Time Warner Cable said Wednesday service was largely restored after a problem that occurred during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours.

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Conservative commentator and Weekly Standard founder Bill Kristol wondered aloud Tuesday what could possibly go wrong if the United States were to decide to bomb members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, who have terrorized areas of those countries in recent months and killed an American journalist last week, for a little while.

"Someone said on a panel with me, 'We can't just bomb. We have to really think about this and have a long debate and discussion,'" Kristol said in an interview with fellow conservative Laura Ingraham during her radio show in a clip pulled by Mediaite. "You know, why don't we just [bomb]? We know where ISIS is. What’s the harm of bombing them at least for a few weeks and seeing what happens?

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