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2 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

Iraqi cleric urges leaders not to delay government

Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric has called on the country's leaders to settle their differences in a "realistic and doable" manner and swiftly form a new government, badly needed in the face of a growing Sunni insurgency.

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3 hrs ago | CNews

British Muslim calls for action on jihadi subculture after beheading video

LONDON/BAGHDAD - A British Muslim leader called on Thursday for action to tackle a jihadi sub-culture after an Islamic State video showed a suspected Briton beheading U.S. journalist James Foley held hostage in Syria.

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7 hrs ago | Daily Times

Terrorists' help US in battle against IS in Iraq : August 22, 2014,

MAKHMUR: Washington has acquired an unlikely ally in its battle against Islamic State militants in Iraq a group of fighters it formally classifies as terrorists.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Stars and Stripes

Court decision delayed on Marine accused of desertion in Iraq

A U.S. defense attorney said Thursday that a Marine accused of deserting his unit a decade ago in Iraq was kept in Lebanon for eight years while he faced a military trial there.

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WLOX-TV Biloxi

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U.S. airstrikes have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces regain their footing in Iraq, but the well-resourced Islamic State militants can be expected to regroup and stage a new offensive, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday.

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The Lebanon Daily News

Iraq museum inaugurates 2 halls of statues

The Iraqi National Museum inaugurated two renovated halls adorned with life-size stone statues on Thursday, highlighting the rich history of a country once again shattered by war.

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Metro Radio

US Launches Criminal Probe Into Foley Killing

A criminal investigation has been launched into the beheading of American journalist James Foley, US Attorney General Eric Holder said.

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Stars and Stripes

Foley's death isn't changing views in Congress

In this June 17, 2011 photo, journalist James Foley receives applause from students at the Christa McAuliffe Regional Charter Public School in Framingham, Mass.

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WGAL-TV Lancaster

U.S. defies ISIS threats with Iraq airstrikes

The United States resumed airstrikes Wednesday against ISIS targets in Iraq, a day after the jihadist militants released a video showing the beheading of an American journalist.

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Journal Gazette

As US airstrikes in Iraq grow, details stay thin

But details about the execution of this limited campaign, which so far includes no reported U.S. ground combat, are thin.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Post and Courier

Fed up with cupcake cops and regulating 'everything'

In physics, a unified field theory is an attempt to explain with a single hypothesis the behavior of several fields.

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Windsor Beacon

Officials: Commanders want more Iraq airstrike power

U.S. military commanders in the Middle East are urging the Pentagon to intensify the air war against ISIS targets in Iraq, two Defense Department officials said Wednesday.

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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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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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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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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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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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