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  • 3 young Germans critique Chicago: Bigger and better

    3 young Germans critique Chicago: Bigger and better
    Immigrants can wind up working in amazing careers here in the U.S. Take three Germans who arrived in Chicago just two weeks ago. They proudly call themselves journalists. Astonishing — especially when you consider that they are only 9, 7 and 4 years...

    Iraqis, U.S. recapture Mosul Dam from Islamic State, Obama says

    IRBIL, Iraq Iraqi and Kurdish troops, backed by heavy U.S. air support, recaptured Iraq's largest dam Monday, the most significant victory over the Islamic State since the militants overran almost half of Iraq in mid-June. It remained to be seen...

    Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson becomes an international incident

    Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson becomes an international incident
    Amnesty International has sent monitors to the scene. Palestinians are tweeting advice on how to cope with tear gas. Tibetan monks have showed up to offer prayers. Russian officials, Iran’s official news agency and China’s state-run media...

    Backed by U.S. strikes, Iraq Kurds claim capture of strategic dam

    Backed by U.S. strikes, Iraq Kurds claim capture of strategic dam
    Kurdish forces said they recaptured Iraq's biggest dam from Islamist militants on Monday, as the United States launched air strikes to secure what has become a vital strategic objective in fighting that threatens to break up the country. An employee...