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  • Iraqi militias preparing to take on Islamic State in Ramadi

    Iraqi militias preparing to take on Islamic State in Ramadi
    Thousands of Iraqi paramilitary fighters were mobilizing for a fresh assault on the western province of Anbar on Monday, one day after Islamic State militants overran the provincial capital, Ramadi, dealing a major strategic and symbolic blow to the U.S.-...
  • Iraqi Shiite militias, ISIS fighters converge on air base for next battle

    IRBIL, Iraq Shiite Muslim militias moved onto a government air base Monday in predominantly Sunni Muslim Anbar province in preparation for a counterattack on Ramadi as a battle brewed that will prove or disprove U.S. officials' insistence that the Islamic...
  • Ramadi joins lengthening list of Pentagon misstatements on Iraq

    WASHINGTON After days of insisting against all evidence that the key Iraqi city of Ramadi was not under Islamic State control, American military officials finally acknowledged Monday that the city had fallen to the militants. But senior officials at...
  • US claims that Ramadi is a mere setback are 'delusional,' experts say

    WASHINGTON The Obama administration Monday called the fall of the capital of Iraq's Anbar province to the Islamic State a temporary setback that Iraqi forces would reverse with U.S. support. Experts dismissed that assessment as ludicrous. "'Delusional,'...
  • Islamic State militants look for collaborators after taking Iraqi city

    Islamic State militants look for collaborators after taking Iraqi city
    Islamic State militants searched door-to-door for policemen and pro-government fighters and threw bodies in the Euphrates River in a bloody purge Monday after capturing the strategic city of Ramadi, their biggest victory since overrunning much of northern...
  • White House: Ramadi capture by Islamic State a 'setback'

    The White House calls the capture of the Iraqi city of Ramadi by Islamic State militants a "setback" and vows to help Iraqis reclaim it. White House spokesman Eric Schultz said Monday the United States is supporting Iraqi forces with precision airstrikes...
  • Graham: 'I'm running' to be 'best commander in chief'

    South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham all but confirmed Monday he will run for president in 2016, saying he believes he would be the best choice to serve as commander in chief amid continued unrest in the Middle East. "I'm running because I think the...
  • Lindsey Graham to announce 2016 decision June 1 in hometown

    COLUMBIA, S.C. U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham said he will announce whether he's running for president June 1 in Central, S.C., where the Republican grew up. Graham, who last week said he is "99.9 percent sure" he will run, confirmed the date Monday on "CBS...
  • Severely injured vets find healing, hope through sports

    As an Air Force crew chief in Afghanistan and Iraq, part of Sgt. Tim McDonough's dangerous mission was recovering the remains of soldiers killed in combat. An explosion in Afghanistan in 2005 changed his life. He suffered a brain injury and nine...
  • 'Inana': Love, looting, loss in a play about Iraqi artifacts

    'Inana': Love, looting, loss in a play about Iraqi artifacts
    In the final weeks of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, I found myself in the Mesopotamian Gallery at the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute. The then-director Karen Wilson was showing me photographs of antiquities in the collection of the National...
  • Artist honors Jewish Gulf War vet with painting

    Artist honors Jewish Gulf War vet with painting
    Artist and oncologist Dr. Wilma Bulkin Siegel showcases her paintings of returning Gulf War veterans, such as Jewish war veteran Major Howard Perl of Weston, as part of a new exhibit titled "Inside /Out, Art As Healing Therapy" taking place at ArtServe in...