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3 hrs ago | Miami New Times

VA Scandal, Part 1: Before Dying From Neglect in Miami, Nick Cutter Survived Iraq

Bullets hit the walls like rain on a windshield. Nick fired his .50-cal at anything that looked like a man.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Iraq, World News,

4 hrs ago | Asia News Network

Deepening instability

The death of three Israeli teenagers in the last week of June and one Palestinian boy on 2 July triggered the now familiar pattern of Israeli air strikes into Gaza and retaliation by the Hamas through a rain of indiscriminately fired rockets.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, Hamas (Palestine), Iraq,

8 hrs ago | International Business Times

Lack of Sleep May Hurt Memory

A Christian woman, who fled from the violence in Mosul two days ago, holds her daughter as her baby sleeps at a school in Arbil, in Iraq's Kurdistan region June 27, 2014.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, UC Irvine

Mon Jul 21, 2014

National Journal

Ex-Iraqi Mayor Voices Chemical Concerns About Contested Oil Refinery

An Iraqi Kurdish fighter aims his weapon as he holds a position on a roof near Tuz Khurmatu on June 24, as part of an effort to repel anti-government militants from seizing an oil refinery near Baiji, roughly 85 miles to the east.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Newport News, VA, US Military, Fort Eustis, US Army

Benzinga

#PreMarket Primer: Monday, July 21: West Warns Russia 'For The Last Time'

After a Malaysian Airlines passenger plane was shot down in Ukraine on Thursday, tension between the West and Russia grew as accusations over who shot the missile flew between the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian separatists.

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Related Topix: Vladimir Putin, Israel, World News, Middle East, Iraq,

Jawa Report

Iraqi Town of Zowiya Destroyed

And by Destroyed I mean utterly wiped off the map by ISIS, because the residents refused to pledge allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, US News, Conservative Political News

DFW Catholic

Pope laments exodus of last Christians from Mosul

Vatican City, Jul 21, 2014 / 05:55 am .- In his weekly Sunday Angelus address Pope Francis mourned the fleeing of the last Christians from the Iraqi city of Mosul, who were told by ISIS forces last week to either convert, pay the Jizya tax or leave.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Pope Benedict XVI

The Globe and Mail

Overnight attacks in Iraq kill at least 16 people, wound 39, officials say

Shi'ite volunteers from the Mehdi Army loyal to radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, patrol in vehicles, as smoke rises from clashes with Islamic State fighters, on the outskirts of Tikrit, July 20, 2014.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Abu Ghraib

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Reuters

Christians given ultimatum by Islamic State fighters

Hundreds of Christians are driven out of Mosul after being issued an ultimatum by Islamic State fighters to either convert to Islam, pay a religious tax, or face the sword.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Christians, Religion, Islam, Iraq, World News, Middle East,

Sat Jul 19, 2014

The Daily Beast

Ahmed Malik / ReutersThe Iraqi Army's AlamoISIS fighters say they...

ISIS fighters say they captured Camp Speicher in Tikrit on Friday. The Iraqi Army says the vital outpost is under its control.

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The Daily Star

15 return from restive Iraq

Rasu Sheikh cannot hold back tears seeing his son Selim Sheikh at Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka yesterday.

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OUPblog

What is the Islamic state and its prospects?

The What Everyone Needs to Know series offers a balanced and authoritative primer on complex current event issues and countries.

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GPB.org

Extremists Leave A Violent Message In A Small Iraqi Town

Thousands of Iraqis fleeing Sunni extremists fled to the Kurdish city of Erbil, where they lined up here on June 12 at a checkpoint before entering.

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New Hampshire Public Radio -

Extremists Leave A Violent Message In A Small Iraqi Town

A small Sunni Arab town north of Baghdad put up a fight when Sunni Muslim extremists from the so-called Islamic State tried to impose their rule on the town.

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Pasadena Star-News

Bombings in Iraqa s capital kill at least 27 people

Civilians inspect the site of a bomb attack in the Jihad neighborhood in Baghdad, Saturday, July 19, 2014.

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Asbury Park Press

Bombings in Iraq's capital kill at least 27 peopleBombings in Iraq's...

A series of bombings, including three over a span of less than 10 minutes, killed at least 27 people across Baghdad on Saturday.

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KFVS12

Bombings in Iraq's capital kill at least 27 people

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RTE.ie

Five car bombs in Baghdad kill 26

The first explosion, a suicide car bombing, killed seven people at a police checkpoint in the Abu Dsheer district in the south of the capital, the sources said.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

Sunday Herald

Brian Turner: My Life As A Foreign Country

As the repercussions of the 2003 invasion continue to play out on the streets of Baghdad and in the deserts around Tikrit, the war is still vividly and violently present.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, US Military, US Army, Arts, Poetry

McClatchy

Islamic State overwhelms Iraqi forces at Tikrit in major defeat

The defeat brought to an end a three-week campaign by the government in Baghdad to recapture Tikrit, which fell to the Islamic State on June 11. Military spokesmen earlier this week had confidently announced a final push to recapture the city.

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