President Barack Obama speaks about the situation in Iraq in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama authorizes airstrikes in Iraq

President Barack Obama announced Thursday night he had authorized the Pentagon to launch targeted airstrikes if needed to protect Americans …

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“I believe something’s wrong. My gut has told me that from day one. I do not believe my daughter would leave her child and her family behind…