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3 hrs ago | KUQL-FM Mitchell

U.S. officials: Military mulling more troops to Iraq

U.S. officials say military planners are weighing the possibility of sending more American forces to Iraq mainly to provide additional security around Baghdad.

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7 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

Threat to kids, other innocents in Iraq spur Catholic debate on warfare

Those were the words of Pope Francis very recently, marking the centennial of the outbreak of the cataclysmic First World War.

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11 hrs ago | KSFO-AM San Francisco

POLL: Support for US Air Strikes in Iraq Jumps

After splitting evenly two months ago, a majority of Americans now support U.S. air strikes in Iraq but without additional credit to Barack Obama for ordering them.

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15 hrs ago | The Tribune

Iraqis in besieged town appeal to army for help

An Iraqi lawmaker says residents of a minority Shiite town besieged by Sunni militants are appealing to the military to help end the siege.

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16 hrs ago | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

Missing US photojournalist James Foley beheaded by ISIS

The mother of an abducted U.S. photojournalist says a gruesome video released by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL or ISIS, on Tuesday shows her son being beheaded.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Island Packet

Iraqi drive on Tikrit falters

By midday, the Iraq army units were bogged down at least six miles from the entrance to the city and appeared to be withdrawing south toward the government-held city of Samara, according to local residents and Kurdish security officials.

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Journal Gazette

US trying to verify video of American's killing

A video by Islamic State militants Tuesday purported to show the cold-blooded execution of American journalist James Foley as retribution for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq.

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Windsor Beacon

Voices: Iraqis mellow at the mall

BAGHDAD a?? The line of cars was several blocks long, as motorists waited patiently to be searched so they could enter the parking lot.

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Metro Radio

Iraq Conflict: Fighting Resumes At Mosul Dam

Islamic State militants seized the strategically important site, which supplies water and power to millions of people down the Tigris river valley, nearly two weeks ago.

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The Baltimore Sun

U.N. launching major aid operation for half a million in northern Iraq

The United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday it was launching a major aid operation to get supplies to more than half a million people displaced by fighting in northern Iraq.

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News Times

Pope OKs protecting Iraq minorities

Displaced Iraqis from the Yazidi community walk on the Delal bridge in Zakho, 300 miles northwest of Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Coast Reporter

Obama prepares U.S. for long-term fight in Iraq: 'This is going to take time'

U.S. President Barack Obama has begun to prepare Americans for the prospect of a long-term military commitment to Iraq, warning Monday that operations there won't end any time soon.

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WTEN-TV Albany

Iraq forces retake Mosul Dam; militants deny claim

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WBOC-TV Salisbury

A buyer's market at gun bazaar in Kurdish town

The price of an Austrian Glock pistol fell $500 to $3,000. An AK-47 is now $2,000, also down $500.

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The Daily Star

UN undertakes polio vaccination campaign in Iraq

IRBIL, Iraq: The United Nations said Monday it was undertaking a mass polio vaccination campaign in Iraq, hoping to reach millions of children as the highly contagious virus crosses from Syria into neighboring countries.

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WREC-AM Memphis

Obama 's War in Iraq Marks the Return of the Global War on Terror

There was a time not so long ago when the White House said al Qaeda was on its heels, the tide of war was receding, and the U.S. was turning its attention to Asia.

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Click Orlando

Obama on hiatus from vacation

President Barack Obama returned to the White House late Sunday night, taking the unusual step of interrupting his Martha's Vineyard vacation for two days.

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Daily Reporter

Iraqi forces retake control of Mosul Dam

Iraqi security forces and Kurdish fighters on Monday wrested back control of the country's largest dam from the hands of Islamic militants who captured it less than two weeks ago, an army spokesman in Baghdad said.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

WTMA-AM North Charleston

Rep Kinzinger Says 'Worst Case Scenario' for Mideast Playing Out in Iraq, Syria

Rep. Adam Kinzinger issued a stark warning about recent events in Iraq Sunday on This Week and called for the extremist group ISIS, which has seized large amounts of territory within the country, to be crushed.

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The Bennington Banner

10 Things to Know for Monday

The "extraordinary circumstances" surrounding the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson and a request by Brown's family prompt the decision, the Department of Justice says.

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