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(L-R) U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari speak during a meeting prior to a round table session with the global coalition to counter the Islamic State militant group at the NATO headquarters in Brussels.

U.S.-led coalition has weakened Islamic State

The U.S.-led coalition has carried out around 1,000 air strikes so far in Iraq and Syria, but the fight against the militants could last years.

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter adjusts his glasses during his meeting with Japanese Senior Vice Defence Minister Shu Watanabe in Tokyo July 20, 2012.

Obama settles on Ashton Carter as Pentagon chief

Administration sources said that Obama has settled on the 60-year-old Ashton Carter as his fourth defense secretary.

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) (L) arrives for a House Republican caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol in Washington December 2, 2014.

John Boehner urged Republicans to avoid spending fight on immigration

Speaker John Boehner urged fellow Republicans to pass a long-term government spending bill next week, avoiding a government shutdown.

Dodge Ram pickup trucks are lined up for sale at Bill DeLuca's dealerships in Haverhill, Mass., Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. Chrysler Group says its U.S. sales rose 19 percent in September thanks to strong demand for the new Jeep Cherokee SUV and the Ram pickup.

Chrysler U.S. November auto sales up 20 percent

Auto sales easily beat expectations this November, thanks to a strong Black Friday.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) meets with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the start of a NATO foreign ministers meeting in Brussels, December 2, 2014.

U.S. to discuss possible new Russia sanctions with allies

John Kerry will talk to European allies about imposing further sanctions on Russia if pro-Moscow separatists do not halt violence.

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Military warned of possible ISIS attacks at home

U.S. officials have warned military personnel that Islamic State forces may be planning attacks against them.

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Study: Too many infants still sleep with blankets

Researchers are reiterating warnings about blankets in babies' cribs.

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Congress crams unfinished agenda into final days

Lame-duck lawmakers are returning to Washington where they face a stacked agenda and not much time to get it all done.

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Christmas tree arrives at White House

Two horses pulled the nearly 20-foot fir tree to the front door of the White House.

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Shoppers head online for Cyber Monday

The Monday after Thanksgiving has been the biggest online shopping day of the year since 2010.

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Black Friday sales fall on early discounts, online shoppers

Early holiday sales and rising online shopping took a toll as shoppers spent 6.4 percent less than last year.

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Missouri officer in fatal shooting resigned without severance

The white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teen resigned from the force.

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Making headlines this week

A look at the big newsmaker this week and the headlines you may have missed.

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FedEx predicts increase in holiday deliveries

It's going to be another record-setting holiday season for shipments.

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Black Friday gun buys test background check system

As stores crowd with holiday shoppers, gun buyers will be challenging the nation's background check system to keep up.

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