The U.S. and five Arab countries launched airstrikes Monday night on Islamic State group targets in eastern Syria, and the U.S. undertook a separate, unilateral air attack on what it called an al-Qaida affiliate elsewhere in Syria.
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Federal prosecutors alleged Monday in federal court that a man who jumped a fence and ran through the White House’s unlocked front door Friday night posed a threat to President Barack Obama and was keeping 800 rounds of ammunition, two hatchets and a machete in his car, parked blocks away.

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  • Militants’ combat nearing Turkey
    Fierce fighting Monday between the Islamic State militant group and Kurdish forces just over the border in Syria brought the battle closer to Turkey, triggering a surge of tens of thousands of refugees and raising pressure for the government to step up efforts to take on the Sunni extremists.
  • Government makes foreign moves harder
    The Obama administration cracked down Monday on certain overseas corporate mergers and acquisitions, aiming to curb American companies from shifting their ownership abroad to shirk paying U.S. taxes.
  • Funds denied for jets, helicopters
    Lawmakers have rejected the Pentagon’s request to shift as much as $1.5 billion in war spending to buy eight new Lockheed Martin F-35 jets and 21 additional Boeing AH-64 Apache helicopters.
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