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CHICAGO (AP) — Aretha Franklin's spokesman said the Queen of Soul was grateful and exclaimed "Hallelujah!" after the state of Illinois helped out when her tour bus broke down on the way to Chicago and left her stranded along a highway.
By Jeff Mason and Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Monday pledged to increase U.S. support for the moderate opposition in Syria's civil war and said the United States needed to do more at home to prevent attacks and combat Islamic State efforts to recruit followers. Obama, speaking at the Pentagon, said the United States would continue to crack down on Islamic State's illicit finance operations around the world. There are no current plans to send additional U.S. troops overseas, he said, repeating that the fight against the militant group would not be quick.