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world lead

September 10th, 2014
05:42 PM ET

Top question for Obama: What's his plan for ISIS?

Washington (CNN) - When President Barack Obama steps in front of cameras Wednesday, he'll be addressing a nation that's simultaneously war-weary and ready for more military action against ISIS; critical of Obama's handling of the crisis yet largely supportive of his commitment to keep combat troops out.

Those currents of public opinion, however convoluted, will shape how Obama frames his strategy for "degrading and ultimately defeating" the Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, which Americans now believe pose a real threat and must be combated.

Here's what the polling suggests Americans are listening for when Obama speaks Wednesday:

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sports lead

September 10th, 2014
05:26 PM ET

Fmr. NFL player Chris Kluwe: Goodell says NFL didn't see Ray Rice video? I don't buy that

(CNN) – NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told CBS News Tuesday that the league had not previously seen surveillance footage of running back Ray Race knocking his wife unconscious in a hotel elevator.

"I don't buy that," says former NFL player Chris Kluwe. "The NFL as an organization, and Roger Goodell has shown that as commissioner he will stop at nothing to find out all the facts in a case, and then render judgment on that case."
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