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In a message to Japan's prime minister, the group said it will kill the men unless it gets $200 million — equivalent to Japan's pledge in nonmilitary aid to countries facing threats from the group.
The prospects for passing major parts of President Obama's agenda slim to none. So what kind of tone will he take toward Congress?
Some context on what the President might say tonight in regards to college tuition. Plus, Fidelity will reportedly lead the creation of a new private, stock trading venue, otherwise known as a dark pool. More on that. And Tennessee's Oak Ridge National Laboratory may once again be home to the world's fastest supercomputer. Its current machine was the fastest when it went live in 2012. That title only lasted six months - then a computer in China took the top spot. But the U.S. recently put aside more $400 million to keep itself in the race.
Despite economic growth and the falling unemployment rate, challenges remain. The president will articulate his vision to a Republican-majority Congress.