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(CNN) - U.S. airstrikes have been hitting ISIS targets near Kobani for the last few days helping Kurdish fighters on the ground push back ISIS militants in the Syrian town, according to sources there.
U.S. fighter jets conducted at least 14 strikes near Kobani Wednesday and Thursday, according to U.S. Central Command.
Initial reports show the strikes hit 19 ISIS buildings and 10 other ISIS targets, including command posts, sniper positions and a staging location, the U.S. military said.
Sioux Falls, South Dakota (CNN) - A dimly lit sports bar reading "cowboy poetry" is not exactly where you'd expect to find a candidate for U.S. Senate.
But this was a campaign event Wednesday for Larry Pressler, a former Republican senator now running as an independent 18 years after he was voted out of office.
He joined a meeting of the Badger Clark Poetry Society, of which is he a member, to get his campaign messages across with couplets and free verse.
(CNN) – For years the White House has insisted that President Obama is always on duty, whether he's at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, aboard Air Force One, or even on vacation in Martha's Vineyard.
That's pretty much been the position of this White House, until yesterday, when Obama cancelled a fundraising trip to discuss Ebola. He cleared his schedule again today.
Why the change in approach?
CNN political commentator and Obama's deputy campaign manager in 2012 Stephanie Cutter, and The Weekly Standard's Bill Kristol join CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper" to discus.