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Friday, October 9, 2015

Helene Cooper, Eric Schmitt
The New York Times
The Obama administration has ended the Pentagon’s $500 million program to train and equip Syrian rebels, administration officials said on Friday, in an acknowledgment that the beleaguered program had failed to produce any kind of ground combat forces capable of taking on the Islamic State in Syria.
Michael Crowley
Signs are growing that Islamic militants may stage attacks inside Russia, U.S. intelligence officials say.
Laura Meckler, Carol Lee
The Wall Street Journal
Hillary Clinton’s moves to distance herself from key White House policies creates an opening, if he wants one, for Vice President Joe Biden to run for president as the natural heir to the Obama legacy.