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President Obama has sent a letter to the Speaker of the House to officially notify Congress that he is deploying U.S. troops to Baghdad to protect American personnel. CNN Senior White House Correspondent Jim Acosta reports.
The U.S. may soon be working with an unlikely partner to stem the violence in Iraq: Iran. After more than 35 years of bitter tension, the two countries have found a common ground in the terrorist militants rampaging across Iran. CNN's Elise Labott on statements from U.S. officials that indicate a willingness to work together.
Their goal is a transnational Islamic caliphate, and they've already taken huge swaths of territory in Iraq and Syria. But will the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria turn its eye towards the West? CNN's Brian Todd reports on the growing concern among American officials that the group is positioning itself to attack the U.S.
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has stepped up their brutal propaganda campaign. The deadly terror group, on a rampage across Iraq, just released a gruesome new video that shows members interrogating and killing prisoners. CNN's Arwa Damon reports from inside Iraq.
With severe weather threatening 20 million Americans, two tornadoes touch down in the northeastern part of Nebraska. CNN Severe Weather Expert Chad Myers explains just how rare this kind of weather event is.