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From penalty kicks to Scud missiles

By Ryan Hill
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Sports | Silence, tears, fistfights, riots—the 2014 World Cup has turned many hearts sour as Germany, Argentina, and other powerhouses eliminate their weaker…

Midday Roundup: ISIS declares Islamic state in Iraq

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Consolidating power. The Sunni Muslim group ISIS declared an Islamic state in territories it has seized in Iraq and Syria. The group calls the new state a…

Laying siege from the shadows

By Mindy Belz
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Iraq | Saddam’s deputy, Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, may be key to understanding the lightning strikes and success of Sunni militants in Iraq

Globe Trot: Will the U.S. partner with Assad to save Iraq?

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAQ: The Pentagon said 130 U.S. military advisors now are in place in Baghdad to assist the Iraqi army’s ability to wage war against terrorists. Syrian…

Midday Roundup: Hillary Clinton doesn’t have an income inequality leg to stand on

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Let them eat cake! Hillary Clinton’s book tour is getting her expected 2016 presidential campaign off to a very bad start. On Sunday, The Guardian published…

Globe Trot: ISIS publishes its terror agenda

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: ISIS (also ISIL) militants continue fighting in Syria as well as Iraq. This week, they posted an alarming statement concerning their…

Midday roundup: Tea party gets an edge in Mississippi primary

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Republican coup? A tea party-backed candidate is headed for a runoff with six-term Republican Sen. Thad Cochran after yesterday’s primary in Mississippi.

Obama aims to become global collaborator-in-chief

By Andrew Branch
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Foreign Policy | In a broad defense of his foreign policy, President Barack Obama announced a new strategy Wednesday, calling on Congress to approve a $5 billion…

Globe Trot: Obama administration abandons U.S. toddler in Sudanese jail

By Mindy Belz
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International | SUDAN: The pregnant Sudanese woman sentenced to death and 100 lashes for her refusal to recant her Christian faith, awaits in a Khartoum prison as an…

Midday Roundup: The U.S. military's hot, nuclear mess

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Loose nukes. There are 450 nuclear missiles locked away in silos around the United States, and the unit tasked with guarding them is a hot mess. An…

Staying alive

By Mindy Belz
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Middle East | Syrian refugees and their hosts in tiny Lebanon battle a big humanitarian crisis with grassroots, church-based help

Midday Roundup: VA head gets appointment with Congress over delayed care scandal

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | VA subpoena. Congress has subpoenaed Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki over claims the agency destroyed documents linked to delayed…

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