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LESSER OF TWO EVILS

What no one wants to admit about fighting ISIS: the US has only bad choices.

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HOW DID WE GET HERE?

Nate Silver of The FiveThirtyEight on how Republicans and polls enable Donald Trump.

Today's Poll Question

Should the government regulate political advertising in social media the way it does in other settings?

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CONCUSSION CRISIS

Jeanne Marie Laskas explains how a puzzling autopsy report opened a new chapter in football history.

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DOWN WITH DOWNTON

Julian Fellowes draws crowd to Philadelphia’s Union League for local cancer education foundation.

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FIGURE LIE, LIARS FIGURE

The Washington Post reports that Donald Trump’s call to ban Muslim immigrants and visitors is based on a very shoddy poll.

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THEY HOPE WE INVADE

US strategy seeks to avoid the ISIS prophecy stating that Islam will be victorious after an apocalyptic battle to be set off once Western armies come to the region.

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ALL TALK NO ACTION

CNN National Security Analyst says Congress is all tough talk but no real action on ISIS and it’s time for them to stand up and deal.

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ROTTEN CANDY

Yale lecturer Erika Christakis has resigned from teaching at the college after reaction from an email she sent regarding Halloween costumes.

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THE 1896 ROAD TO THE WHITE HOUSE

McKinley’s rise to the presidency is one of the major turning points in US history and Karl Rove has written on his triumph.

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FLATLINE?

Here is the transcript of President Obama’s speech on Sunday, as provided by the White House.