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world lead

October 9th, 2014
06:20 PM ET

Fmr. CIA official: Parents often don't know if their kid is being radicalized

(CNN) – An American teenager appeared before a federal judge in Chicago Thursday, charged with attempting to provide material support to a terrorist organization – ISIS.

The lawyer and family of Mohammed Hamzah Khan, 19, argues that the federal government is overreaching, all Khan had was inflammatory literature and a round trip ticket to Turkey.

"A lot of time the kid is doing this in secret, communicating online and not talking to his mom and dad because he knows what they will think," said former CIA counterterrorism official Phil Mudd, now with SouthernSun Asset Management.
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national lead

October 9th, 2014
05:59 PM ET

Alleged jihadi in Chicago court

(CNN) – A young man allegedly on his way to fight for the terror group ISIS never made it out of Chicago, and instead could face the next 15 years in federal prison.

Mohammed Hanzah Khan, 19, faced a federal judge in Chicago today, charged with attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.
Federal agents picked him up at O'Hare airport over the weekend, and say he was on his way to Turkey and then Syria to join the militant group.

CNN's Ted Rowlands reports.

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world lead

October 9th, 2014
05:47 PM ET

Fmr. NATO commander: U.S., NATO ground troops are needed in Syria to fight ISIS

(CNN) – A former NATO commander says U.S. and NATO ground troops are needed in Syria in the fight against ISIS.

"I would go first to get the Peshmerga from the north, Iraqi security forces from the south, and then get Turkish and NATO coming in from the northern part of Syria. If you put ISIS under a three-front war, I think we'd see that they are not 10-feet tall," said Adm. James Stavridis, dean of the Fletcher School at Tufts University and author of "The Accidental Admiral."
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October 9th, 2014
05:30 PM ET

Key border town prepares to fall to ISIS

(CNN) - Turkey's foreign minister insisted Thursday that it's not "realistic" for the world to expect it to go it alone in launching a ground operation against ISIS, even as a monitoring group said the extremists had seized a chunk of a key battleground town near its border.

Speaking alongside visiting NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Mevlut Cavusoglu said that airstrikes alone cannot change the balance of power or "clean the whole region of ISIS and other terrorists."

The remarks will dismay many in Turkey who have demanded military intervention in Syria.

Turkey has taken in more than 1.5 million people from Syria and Iraq, Cavusoglu said, including some 200,000 Syrians from the Kobani region in recent days.

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money lead

October 9th, 2014
04:37 PM ET

Dow sheds 335 points in biggest drop of 2014

New York (CNNMoney) – If the stock market were a transatlantic flight, the ride just went from uncomfortably bumpy to white-knuckle turbulence.

The Dow plunged 335 points on Thursday, its worst day of the entire year on a point basis.

October is shaping up to be a scary month for anyone with money in the market, but for now investors are just trying to catch their breath. Already this month, there have been five days with major market moves where the Dow has swung up or down more than 200 points. Wednesday - mere hours ago - was actually the best day of the year so far for stocks.

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