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Cease-Fire In Gaza Reportedly Extended 24 Hours

The previous cease-fire lasted five days and expired at midnight. Unlike other deal extensions, there have been no reports of rockets fired or Israeli action. Talks continue with mediators in Egypt.
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An Account Of The Ferguson Shooting, From The Man Standing Beside Brown

Dorian Johnson was with Michael Brown on the night that he was shot by police in Ferguson, Mo. Freeman Bosley, Johnson's attorney and a former mayor of St. Louis, speaks about the situation.
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Embattled Yazidis Say They Are Now Enduring Atrocity No. 74

The Yazidis are a small religious minority and have faced persecution again and again over the centuries. Some say it is now time to leave Iraq for good.
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The Man Behind The Islamic State

Retired U.S. Marine Col. Gary Anderson offers Audie Cornish a primer on the leader of the Islamic State militant group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
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The Designs Behind Airstrikes — And The Damage They've Dealt

As U.S. deputy commander in Iraq until January 2011, Lt. Gen. Michael Barbero oversaw targeting for airstrikes during 17 months of the troop surge there. He tells Robert Siegel that for such strikes to be effective, they must be one part of a larger, overarching strategy.
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What Washington Can, And Can't, Do In Ferguson

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder visited the White House to brief President Obama on the latest federal response to unrest in Ferguson, Mo. FBI agents are set to finish canvassing for witnesses to the shooting of Michael Brown, and more federal peacemakers will arrive to try to ease tensions.
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Pope Says It's OK To 'Stop' Aggressors In Iraq To Protect Minorities

Pope Francis added "the means that can be used to stop them must be evaluated." The comments come as the U.S. conducts airstrikes against militants of the Islamic State who are targeting minorities.
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Kurds Say They Have Retaken Strategic Mosul Dam From Militants

But the jihadist Islamic State said it still controls the dam, and that fighting is ongoing. If the Kurdish claim is confirmed, it would deal the militants their first major reversal since June.
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Kurdish Forces Claim To Have Driven Militants From Dam

A major dam in northern Iraq, near the city of Mosul, is the latest flashpoint. Kurdish officials say their forces have driven militants from the dam. The militants say they're fighting to hang on.
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Latest Gaza Cease-Fire Is Set To Expire Monday

Israeli and Palestinian teams are locked in talks in Cairo, but there are no signs a peace deal will be reached. Both sides say they're prepared to start fighting if they don't get what they want.

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