10 things you need to know today: September 15, 2014


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Just another backyard barbeque in Iowa. Just another backyard barbeque in Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

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Arab states offer to launch airstrikes against ISIS, Hillary Clinton triggers more 2016 talk, and more

1. Arab nations offer to hit ISIS with airstrikes
Several Arab governments have committed to carrying out airstrikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Obama administration officials said Sunday. The offers came during Secretary of State John Kerry’s week-long trip to the Middle East to drum up support for the expanded fight against the Sunni extremist group. British Prime Minister David Cameron, calling ISIS militants “monsters” for beheading a British aid worker, pledged to support the U.S. effort against ISIS. [The New York Times]

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2. Hillary Clinton’s Iowa trip jumpstarts campaign talk
Hillary Clinton returned to Iowa — a crucial early primary-season prize — on Sunday, renewing speculation about the possibility that she plans to make a second…

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