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What Policing Looks Like To A Former Investigator Of Misconduct

Monica Potts reflects on her time reviewing civilian complaints about encounters with the NYPD, in light of several high-profile, videotaped confrontations this summer between officers and civilians.
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Israel Says It Has Been Hit By Rocket From Gaza Strip

A three-day cease-fire that was about to end has been breached, Israel says. This comes as Israeli and Palestinian officials are meeting via intermediaries in Egypt to try to reach a longer-term deal.
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Iraq Update: France Will Arm Kurds; More Refugees Leave Mountain

France says it will deliver weapons to Iraq's Kurds "in the coming hours," moving quickly after the European Union voted to allow such operations.
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U.S., Iraqi Teams Aid Yazidis Trapped By Extremist Fighters

Militants from the extremist group known as the Islamic State have trapped thousands of Yazidis on Iraq's Mt. Sinjar. Telegraph reporter Jonathan Krohn tells David Greene about their plight.
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Grocery App Tells You Company's Political Persuasion

Scan the barcode of different products and the app will tell you whether the company is seen as leaning Republican, Democratic or Other. The app is called BuyPartisan.
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130 U.S. Personnel Sent To Iraq, Defense Secretary Hagel Says

The troops, who have arrived in northern Iraq, are in addition to advisers already in the country. This "is not a combat boots on the ground kind of operation," Chuck Hagel said.
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Gaza's Casualties Of War Include Its Historic Mosques

More than 40 mosques in the Gaza Strip were destroyed or damaged in the recent fighting.
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U.S. Response In Iraq: From Emergency Solution To Slate Of Paths Forward

The U.S. has begun sending humanitarian aid and conducting limited airstrikes in the attempt to protect Iraq's refugee populations. Going forward, the U.S. is facing several possible approaches there.
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Iraqi Helicopter Goes Down, But Rescue Effort Has More On The Way

Iraqi military helicopters have been bringing food and water to Yazidi refugees trapped in the mountains near the Iraqi city of Sinjar, also at times even evacuating people off the mountain.
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From Marbles In A Coffee Can, Lessons About Life, And Math

In Mexico a half-century ago, and in Wildwood, N.J., finding deeper meaning in a beloved playground game.

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