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Despite Islamic State's Resources, Attacking U.S. Might Be A Stretch

Experts say the well-funded militant group is focused on gaining power in the Middle East, not attacking America. The bigger risk is of an opportunistic attack, locally or in Europe.

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A Teenager In The 1950s, Extreme Sledding For The Air Force

Fresh out of school, Alton Yates needed to make money, so he signed up for the Air Force. His job? Riding rocket-propelled sleds, to help test whether high-speed space travel would be safe for humans.

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Rep. Ryan Calls For 'Culture Of Inclusion' To Tackle Poverty

Congressman and former Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan discusses his new book, The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea.

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Ebola Is Rapidly Mutating As It Spreads Across West Africa

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Rep. Ryan Calls For 'Culture Of Inclusion' To Tackle Poverty

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For Islamic State, Hitting The U.S. May Not Be A Top Priority

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A Teenager In The 1950s, Extreme Sledding For The Air Force

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Rats! New York City Tries To Drain Rodent 'Reservoirs'

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