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Kurds: U.S. Air Power Backing Operation To Retake Mosul Dam

Peshmerga fighters claim to have retaken the area around the dam, but an eyewitness tells NPR that he's seen no clear progress as yet by Kurdish forces.

Kenya Shuts Borders To Ebola-Hit West African Countries

The ban on travelers from Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea goes into effect from midnight Tuesday.

Ukraine Claims Gains On The Ground, As Rebels Down Warplane

The MiG-29 was shot down over Luhansk, where Kiev's forces are said to have captured a police station as they tighten a circle around pro-Russia separatists.

DOJ Orders Second Autopsy Of Teen Shot By Ferguson Police

The announcement comes after a night of protests that saw seven arrests for "failure to disperse" despite a curfew. One person was also shot and critically wounded during the protests.

Yazidi Community In America Watches Events In Iraq With Horror

Lincoln, Neb., is home to a sizable group of Iraqi Yazidis, members of the minority group being persecuted in Iraq. One of them, Sulaiman Murad, describes the agony of watching the crisis from afar.

With Its Eccentric Owner Gone, What To Do With Graceland Too?

The home of Paul MacLeod with its Elvis shrine and offbeat owner drew tourists to the postcard town of Holly Springs, Miss. Now, a tragedy has left the town reeling and debating the home's fate.

New Orleans Makes Big Push To Get More Cops On The Streets

The city is losing about 100 officers a year to retirements and resignations. To beef up the force, New Orleans is speeding up background checks and relaxing some requirements for the job.

In Ferguson, Local Faith Leaders Call For 'Different Dialogue'

Amid ongoing tension over the shooting death of an unarmed teen, churches are telling their parishioners that now is the time for tough conversations.

Israel, Palestinians Still Far Apart As Truce Nears End

Hamas wants an easing of the blockade of the territory, but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reiterated a demand for security guarantees.

Gov. Perry: Indictment 'Amounts To Nothing'

Texas Gov. Rick Perry says the felony abuse-of-power charges against him are politically motivated, calling it a "farce of a prosecution."

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