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Despite A Massacre By ISIS, An Iraqi Tribe Vows To Fight Back

The Albu Nimr tribe recently had some 600 members slaughtered by ISIS in western Iraq. The Sunni tribesmen say they're regrouping but need help, which the U.S. has now pledged.

'Redeployment,' 'Age Of Ambition' Win National Book Awards

The veteran-penned short story collection and the nonfiction look at modern China and its citizens joined youth literature winner Brown Girl Dreaming and poetry winner Faithful and Virtuous Night.

'The Hunger Games' Meets Capitol Hill At The Freshman Office Lottery

New members tried out any number of rituals from lucky dances to backflips hoping the office odds were ever in their favor.

Senate 'Torture Report' Findings Expected This Year

An executive summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee's two-year-old report will be made public before Democrats relinquish control of the Senate in January.

NBC And Netflix Shelve Bill Cosby Projects As New Rape Claim Emerges

A TV comedy Bill Cosby was developing for NBC has been canceled, after new allegations against the comedian. Netflix made a similar move; TV Land will reportedly stop airing Cosby Show reruns.

Bush Pilot Helps Rural Alaskan Police Explore Isolated Villages

The troopers who police rural Alaska can't do their jobs without a good bush pilot to fly them into remote areas. In Bristol Bay, that pilot is John Bouker.

Joyful Opera Performed In Nazi Concentration Camp Revived In Chicago

While the Nazis may have used the children's opera Brundibr as a propaganda tool, it also was a symbol of hope for the children who performed it. It is now a way to remember profound loss.

With Hand-Sewn Ships, Oman Revives A Glorious Maritime Past

The rich maritime history dates back more than a millennium. There's a group dedicated to reviving it by making boats the old-fashioned way: with coconut palm fiber, shark liver oil and no nails.

U.K. To Deny Entry To Controversial U.S. Dating Guru

The Home Office said Julien Blanc's presence wasn't conducive to the public good. Blanc, a dating coach, makes racist and derogatory references to women and appears to condone violence toward them.

Savannah Mayor Reacts to Shooting Death of Toddler

Mayor Edna Jackson says she was outraged by the news of a shooting death of a toddler and that the chief of police has reached out to state and federal officials to get help in investigating the crime.

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