updated 6:21 PM EDT, Tue September 16, 2014

President Obama has said there would be no "boots on the ground" in the fight to stamp out ISIS , but the Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman says he would recommend sending military advisers, already deployed to Iraq, into combat if necessary. FULL STORY

Inside the White House kitchen

The woman who feeds the president explains why the White House chef is like a "baseball coach." FULL STORY

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Another reason to celebrate tonight? The @Braves are 5 games out of the last Wild Card spot and a game under .500.
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ISIS stepping up their recruitment & propaganda efforts by debuting a new online magazine..? http://t.co/ILjJ602t5v http://t.co/qp4q9V4JO2
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How come we don't get the inspiring life lessons of sitcoms from the '80s and '90s in TV shows today? Have we spiraled downward that far?
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