President Barack Obama speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Aug. 7, 2014. The president will make a televised address Wednesday night to outline plans for an expanded U.S. effort to confront violent Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
President Barack Obama speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Aug. 7, 2014. The president will make a televised address Wednesday night to outline plans for an expanded U.S. effort to confront violent Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File) AP
President Barack Obama speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Aug. 7, 2014. The president will make a televised address Wednesday night to outline plans for an expanded U.S. effort to confront violent Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File) AP

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