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Militants Make Gains In Iraq Amid Report U.S. Rebuffed Calls For Help

Al-Qaida-linked fighters have taken Mosul and Tikrit, while Kurdish fighters have seized Kirkuk. Meanwhile, a news report says the U.S. rejected Iraqi calls for an airstrike against the militants.
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Islamist Militants Gain Ground In Northern Iraq

Sunni Islamist militants have seized control of the Iraqi cities of Mosul and Tikrit and appear to be preparing an assault on Baghdad. Americans fought and died trying to prevent that from happening.
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Half A Million Iraqis Flee As Militants Move South

The militant advance in Iraq continued south as hundreds of thousands flee Mosul, a northern city which recently fell. NPR's Alice Fordham reports from northern Iraq on what the refugees and leaders are saying about the fast-moving extremist storm.
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Las Vegas Shooting Returns Police Attention To Bundy's Ranch

Las Vegas police are now confirming that law enforcement officials made three prior contacts with the suspects of a recent shooting spree that left five people dead, including two police officers. Authorities found no indication during those visits that Jerad Miller and his wife, Amanda, planned to carry out violence. The couple's anti-government and anti-law enforcement sentiments continue to be the focus of the investigation.
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It's Your Turn

It's your turn to weigh in on the week's headlines, including the wild week in Virginia politics.

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Adapting Old Buildings for New Uses

Planners call it "adaptive reuse" -- renovating old buildings to bring them back to life. Kojo and architect Roger Lewis explore how such transformation is revitalizing D.C.

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500,000 People Reportedly Flee Mosul After Iraqi City Falls

A surprising takeover by extremist group the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has forced thousands of residents of Mosul to seek refuge.
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In Iraq, Mosul Falls To Insurgent Group

An extremist group that has taken over large parts of Syria has stormed into the major Iraqi city of Mosul. There are concerns that a crucial oil refinery could fall into their hands too.
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Video Of Mob-Fueled Sexual Assaults Outrages Egyptians

Egypt's chief prosecutor has ordered three men arrested in connection with the assaults in Tahrir Square over the weekend to be put on trial immediately. Graphic video has been made public.
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Catholic Prep Chain Helps Detroit's Minority Students Go On To College

Amid all the national discussion about helping minority students succeed in college, a chain of private Catholic high schools is being held up as a model. Detroit Cristo Rey opened in 2008.

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