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Iraqi Forces Reportedly Enter Besieged Northern City Of Amerli

The town of Amerli, which includes some 20,000 Shiite Turkmen, has been surrounded by Sunni Islamic State fighters for two months.
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U.S. Launches Airstrikes To Help Aid Reach Iraqi Town

On Sunday, Iraqi and Kurdish forces entered the town of Amerli in the north of Iraq, after it had been under siege for two months by the Islamic State.
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Miami Struggles To Embrace Unaccompanied Immigrants

School districts are beginning to cope with the recent influx of new students from Central America. Many have little education and most are just beginning to learn English.
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Trial Will Decide Detroit's Fiscal Future

Detroit is preparing to dig itself out of the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. The legal approach Detroit uses to re-create itself will have far-reaching implications for other cities.
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Citizen Scientists On A Mission To Find Frogs

Summer is high season for "frogging." The North American Amphibian Monitoring Project has hundreds of volunteers crisscrossing the country to get a better handle on the fate of the nation's frogs.
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Obama Faces Hard Decisions On Syria, Immigration

Immigration remains one of the most challenging issues for President Obama. Political correspondent Mara Liasson discusses the political cost of the choices before him with Linda Wertheimer.
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A Trip With Her Folks Turned Barbara Bush Into A Global Activist

She visited Africa with her presidential parents and found her calling. Barbara Bush talks about Global Health Corps, the group she started, and shares a "tweet of advice" for her volunteers.
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The Salmon Cannon: Easier Than Shooting Fish Out Of A Barrel

Alarmed by the rapid decline of wild salmon populations, a company has invented a novel way to help migratory fish over blocked rivers. It uses air pressure to fire them out of a cannon.
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U.S. Conducts Airstrikes Near Besieged Iraqi Town

American and other forces have launched an offensive to aid the town of Amerli, surrounded by Islamic militants for more than two months and desperately short on food and clean water.
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When Wildlife Documentaries Jump The Shark

Networks like the Discovery Channel have been criticized for pushing entertainment at the cost of science, with fake "documentaries" about everything from mermaids to mythical monster sharks.

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