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The Two-Way
4:41 pm
Mon July 6, 2015

Recent Islamic State Losses Show It Can Be Defeated, Obama Says

President Obama delivers remarks Monday at the Pentagon after a briefing on U.S. efforts against the Islamic State.
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Updated at 5:26 p.m. ET

President Obama has warned that the campaign against the so-called Islamic State "will not be quick" as he cited gains made in Iraq and Syria by the coalition fighting the militant group.

"This will not be quick," Obama said at the Pentagon. "This is a long-term campaign."

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Texas News
4:28 pm
Mon July 6, 2015

Galveston Scientists Release Rescued Kemp's Ridley Turtles

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Scientists down in Galveston are working to save an endangered species of sea turtle. Houston Public Media's Syeda Hasan rode along with them on a recent trip to release rehabilitated turtles into the Gulf of Mexico. 


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The Two-Way
3:48 pm
Mon July 6, 2015

S.C. Senate Takes A Strong Step Toward Removing Confederate Flag

The Confederate battle flag flies at the South Carolina State House in Columbia late last month. The state's Senate voted Monday to remove the flag; after one more vote on the bill, it will head to the House.
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Originally published on Mon July 6, 2015 4:58 pm

By a 37-3 tally, the South Carolina Senate has given more support to moving a Confederate battle flag from its spot flying on the State House grounds to the Confederate Relic Room. The Senate will need to approve the bill one more time before it can go on to the House.

Monday afternoon's vote was on the the bill's second reading; the Senate will hold another vote Tuesday on its third reading, around 10 a.m. ET. That means the House won't begin to consider the bill until at least Wednesday.

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World
3:30 pm
Mon July 6, 2015

U.N. Report Highlights Surprising Global Progress On Poverty Goals

Originally published on Mon July 6, 2015 5:40 pm

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Commentary
3:30 pm
Mon July 6, 2015

Correction: Revolutionary War History

Originally published on Mon July 6, 2015 5:28 pm

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