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August 27th, 2014
10:20 AM ET

Chicago's Jackie Robinson West All-Stars Are Proclaimed Heroes

In today's edition of the "Good Stuff,"  Chicago's Little League team inspires the city and beyond. CNN's Michaela Pereira reports.

Although the Jackie Robinson West All-Stars lost to South Korea on Sunday,  fans and the nation alike are calling their run nothing short of historic.

On Tuesday, supporters waited on line for hours at a Dicks Sporting Goods store in the city to buy out the team's official national championship shirt.

One hundred percent of the net proceeds from the collector's item, around $240,000 dollars, will go to the baseball program.

A welcome parade kicks off this morning for the young hometown heroes.

See more at CNN affiliate WGN.

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August 27th, 2014
09:57 AM ET

McCain: U.S. Should Conduct Airstrikes Against ISIS in Syria

ISIS has taken more and more territory in Iraq and Syria, sometimes overrunning government forces while terrorizing civilians.

"They are beyond just a terrorist group," Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said last week. "They marry ideology, a sophistication of strategic and tactical military prowess.

"This is beyond anything we have seen, and we must prepare for everything."

But on "New Day" Wednesday, Senator John McCain said President Obama hasn't presented a clear strategy on how to fight against the group.

When Alisyn Camerota argued Obama stated his goal was to contain ISIS, McCain replied: "You can’t contain ISIS, you have to defeat it.”

McCain attacked Obama for not presenting a strategy in the region, saying  "this president doesn't want to lead."

But the lawmaker recommended that there should be airstrikes in Syria – both against ISIS and against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

"The ultimate goal should be the overthrow of Bashar al-Assad," McCain said.

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August 27th, 2014
07:29 AM ET

"Morning Minute" with Michaela Pereira – August 27, 2014

Need to get today's top stories on-the-go? Watch Michaela Pereira's morning minute now!

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August 26th, 2014
11:50 AM ET

Obama Authorizes Reconnaissance Flights Over Syria, U.S. Official Says

U.S. President Barack Obama has authorized reconnaissance flights over Syria as ISIS militants continue to gain ground in the war-ravaged nation, a U.S. official told CNN.

The flights - seen as a forerunner of possible U.S. airstrikes against ISIS in Syria - could begin at any point, the official said Monday.

"In general, when you're thinking about conducting operations like that, you certainly want to get as much of a view on the ground as you can," Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said earlier Monday in a conversation with CNN's Wolf Blitzer.

"Satellites can provide you good visibility, but you always want closer eyes on target if you can," Kirby said, before Obama's decision was made public.

Concerns have been intensifying over the threat posed by ISIS after the extremist group posted a video last week showing the beheading of captive American journalist James Foley.

The United States has already been gathering intelligence on the locations of ISIS leadership and troops in Syria, two U.S. officials told CNN on Friday.

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