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Poll: Americans oppose paying ransom for hostages

Nearly two out of three Americans say governments should not pay ransom to terrorists in exchange for hostages.

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Pentagon: Islamic State threat ‘beyond anything we’ve seen’

The sophistication, wealth and military might of Islamic State militants represent a major threat to the U.S., military leaders say.

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American aid workers released from hospital, cleared of Ebola

Two Americans who just weeks ago were gravely ill with Ebola have been cleared of the virus.

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U.S. military mission failed to rescue journalist Foley

Earlier this summer the military attempted to rescue journalist James Foley and other American hostages held in Syria.

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Obama: Beheading ‘shocked the conscience’ of the world

The beheading of James Foley was said to be in revenge for U.S. air strikes against the Iraqi insurgents.

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John Legend meets Lee Ann Womack on ‘Crossroads’

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The R&B hitmaker teams up with a country music legend for the latest edition of musical mashup show "Crossroads."

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: ‘The Voice’ vs. Jimmy Fallon

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Jimmy Fallon is back with another lip sync battle, but this time he faces off against two of music's biggest names.

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Arrrr, mateys! It’s ‘Talk Like a Pirate Day’

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Today marks the annual "holiday" devoted to all things seaworthy.

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Fey, Bateman improv in ‘This is Where I Leave You’

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Tina Fey and Jason Bateman co-star as siblings in the drama-infused comedy "This Is Where I Leave You," which opens today.

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Today in entertainment history: Sept. 19

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Alook back at the Hollywood headlines that made history.