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Kurds: U.S. Air Power Backing Operation To Retake Mosul Dam

Peshmerga fighters claim to have retaken the area around the dam, but an eyewitness tells NPR that he's seen no clear progress as yet by Kurdish forces.
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Another Front In Mideast Conflict: Fishing Rights In The Mediterranean

Israel forbids Gazan boats from going more than a few miles from shore, where the fish are few and small. Israel says the blockade is for security; Palestinians say it's illegal.
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Islamic Militants Kill Dozens Of Yazidis In Northern Iraq

American fighter jets and drones carried out airstrikes against Islamist targets near the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq on Saturday. A breach of the dam could threaten entire cities.
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'Times' Reporter In Iraq Recovering After Helicopter Crash

New York Times journalist Alissa Rubin was injured in a helicopter crash in northern Iraq last week. NPR's Linda Wertheimer has an update on her recovery.
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A Year From 'Egypt's Tiananmen,' Report Surfaces On Cairo Massacre

Kenneth Roth, the executive director of Human Rights Watch, was denied entry into Egypt last week. He had been traveling to the country to present results of a report on the 2013 massacre that left at least 817 people dead in Cairo. He spoke with NPR's Arun Rath.
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U.S. Airstrikes Seek To Turn Back Militant Tide From Iraqi Dam

Tess Vigeland talks to NPR's Peter Kenyon, who's in Dohuk, Iraq, about reports of airstrikes on a critical dam near the northern city of Mosul.
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Code Switch Roundup: On Race, Policing And Ferguson

After the shooting death of an unarmed teen, the town of Ferguson, Mo., has become the focus of national debates about race and the militarization of local police departments.
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U.S. Airstrikes In Iraq Pound Area Near Mosul Dam

The airstrikes come as at least 80 men from the religious minority were reportedly executed by militants for refusing to convert to Islam.
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Tensions Reignite In Ferguson Between Police, Protesters

Michael Brown, a teen shot to death by a police officer last week, is to be buried on Saturday. NPR's Cheryl Corley is in Ferguson, Mo., where the shooting occurred and days of unrest followed.
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Arab Bank On Trial For Allegedly Funding Hamas

In New York, a Jordanian bank is being sued by victims of terrorism who say the bank sent money to terrorists. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the New York Times's Jessica Silver-Greenberg about the case.

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