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Family Hopes Report Of 2nd MN Man Dying Fighting For ISIS Are Wrong

Family and friends of a Minnesota man are hoping reports that he died fighting with ISIS in Somalia are wrong. On Thursday, the State Department said they could not confirm news and social media reports that a second Minnesotan — Abdiramaan Muhumud — also died fighting for ISIS.

08/28/2014

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What Makes Westerners Join The Fight In Syria?

Douglas McAuthur McCain, an American killed in Syria while fighting alongside the Islamic State, was part of a growing number of foreign fighters recruited to fight alongside terror groups.

08/27/2014

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Family Stunned Over Minnesota Man’s Alleged Ties To ISIS

The State Department has confirmed that a man who grew up in Minnesota has died while fighting for a terrorist group overseas. Douglas McCain, a 33-year-old man who grew up in New Hope, died over the weekend in Syria. Officials said they believe he was killed while fighting for the terrorist group ISIS.

08/27/2014

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High School Friend Speaks On Man Who Died Fighting For ISIS

The State Department has confirmed that a man who grew up in Minnesota has died while fighting for a terrorist group overseas. Thirty-three-year-old Douglas McCain, who grew up in New Hope, died over the weekend in Syria.

08/26/2014

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Good Question: Who Is ISIS?

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, better known as ISIS, has already taken over several key cities. This is a militant group that’s so extreme that traditional Al Qaeda has disavowed it. The ISIS jihadists move quickly and brutally.

08/11/2014

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Gas Prices Are Falling, But For How Long?

Drivers have a little more money in the bank this week. Gas is on average $3.30 a gallon. A month ago, it was 45-cents higher, and experts predicted prices would stay high. Renae Jackson of Burnsville fills up twice a week. “On a regular basis, we drive to school, I drive him to school, daycare, dance, soccer,” Johnson said.

10/14/2013

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World War 3?

Funny, terrible, awesome, too close to the truth? What do you think?

09/12/2013

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Bachmann: Obama Failed To Articulate Why U.S. Military Force Is Needed In Syria

In response to President Barack Obama’s address on Syria Tuesday night, Rep. Michele Bachmann released a statement, saying not only had Obama failed to provide clear reasoning as to why U.S. military intervention might be needed but that his administration’s handling of the whole situation has been “stunningly incompetent and incoherent.”

09/10/2013

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GOP Rep. Kline Opposes Syria Strike ‘At This Time’

Minnesota Rep. John Kline has come out against a U.S. military strike on Syria, the country accused of deploying chemical weapons on civilians. Kline had been open but noncommittal to President Barack Obama’s request for congressional endorsement of an intervention in Syria.

09/10/2013

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At A Glance: Minn. Politicians On Syria Strike

Here’s a look at where Minnesota politicians stand in regards to President Obama’s plan to strike the regime of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

09/09/2013

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Minn. Dem Walz Declares Opposition To Syria Strike

Democratic Rep. Tim Walz says he’s opposed to current proposals for U.S. military strikes in Syria.

09/09/2013

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Talking Points: The Syria Decision

President Obama is scheduled to address the nation from the Oval Office Tuesday night in an effort to get the American people to rally behind a military strike against Syria

09/08/2013

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Esme’s Blog: The Agonizing Syria Decision

This week, normally accessible members of Congress and their staff have not returned phone calls. Lawmakers usually ready to offer up opinions have hidden behind statements suggesting which way they are leaning but also offering up expressions of understanding for the opposing side.

09/07/2013

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Protesters To Rally Against US-Led Attack On Syria

Peace and anti-war groups are holding a rally in Minneapolis to speak out against a possible U.S.-led attack on Syria. The demonstrators are holding the rally in advance of a congressional vote on President Barack Obama’s war resolution.

09/07/2013

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CBS News Military Consultant On Latest Syria Developments

CBS News Military analyst Ret. Colonel Jeff McCausland joined Dave Lee on Thursday morning to discuss the latest developments in the US-Syria conflict.

09/05/2013

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