1. OBAMA ISIS
“No safe haven”: It’s time to go after ISIS in both Iraq and Syria, President Barack Obama said last night in a nationally televised address. “Our objective is clear: We will degrade, and ultimately destroy, ISIL through a comprehensive and sustained counterterrorism strategy,” he said. U.S. airstrikes have already been hitting the jihadists in Iraq. Those strikes will be expanded to ISIS targets in Syria, Obama said.
2. NFL RAY RICE
Digging deeper: The NFL announced last night that former FBI Director Robert Mueller will lead an independent inquiry into the league’s handling of the Ray Rice domestic violence case. Mueller will have access to all NFL records, spokesman Greg Aiello said. The National Organization for Women called Mueller’s appointment “just window dressing,” saying it doesn’t go far enough. NOW wants Commissioner Roger Goodell to resign.
Another view: Newly obtained video obtained by CNN captures the reactions of two men who witnessed the shooting of Michael Brown, the African-American teen killed in Ferguson, Missouri. One of them screams, “He had is f****n hands up,” and then he motions with his own arms. The men say Darren Wilson, the officer identified in the shooting, was not the only officer on the scene. There were two others. The men, who asked not to be identified, said a second officer drew his weapon but did not pull the trigger
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