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ISIS Rebels Drive Closer To Baghdad; U.S. Considers Options

Extremist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is attacking the strategic city of Baqouba, less than 40 miles from Baghdad. The U.S. is sending military personnel to its embassy in the capital.
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Third Time's A Charm: U.S. Beats Ghana In World Cup Match

The U.S. Men's National Team has beaten Ghana in the group stage of the World Cup in Brazil. The score was 2-1. The U.S. team had lost to Ghana in the previous two World Cups.
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Militant Group Moves To Create Islamic State In Iraq

This week we're examining a different aspect of the Iraqi crisis. Renee Montagne talks to Lina Khatib, director of the Carnegie Middle East Center, about the ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
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For Fleeing Iraqis, Kurdish Areas Are The Safe Zone

An estimated 500,000 people have fled Mosul after the Islamist group ISIS took control of the city. Humanitarian workers say the displacement could eventually rival the Syrian crisis.
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In Yabbies And Cappuccino, A Culinary Lifeline For Aboriginal Youth

Australia has a long, dark history of racial discrimination against the Aborigines. A cooking and hospitality program tries to help youth discover their culture and build confidence and competence.
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Teens Disappear In The West Bank, And Israel Blames Hamas

The Israeli military is searching the West Bank for three Israeli teens who were kidnapped last week.
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Citing Unpaid Debts, Russia Cuts Off Gas Supplies To Ukraine

Russia says it has cut natural gas supplies to Ukraine after Kiev missed a deadline to pay part of its huge outstanding energy debt.
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As Iraq Rends In Three, Can A New System Keep The Country Whole?

Leslie H. Gelb, the president emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations, speaks about his proposal for a federal system in Iraq that recognizes the country's three distinct ethnic and religious communities. He explains to Robert Siegel why the proposal, which was written into Iraq's constitution, has been largely ignored and why partitioning the country fully into three sections will not be viable.
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Iraqi Ambassador: 'In Iraq Now, You Have A Thousand Bin Ladens'

Lukman Faily, the Iraqi ambassador to the U.S., speaks about Iraq's hopes for the American response to recent turmoil, as well as the conditions the U.S. has placed on its possible intervention.
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Calm Or Violent Chaos, Life Under ISIS Depends On The City

In Mosul, the militant group ISIS is providing cooking fuel to families and otherwise restoring order. But the mixed Shiite and Sunni town of Tal Afar has already seen the brutal face of ISIS.

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