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  • Two ministers backing Quinn got money from troubled state program

    Two ministers backing Quinn got money from troubled state program
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn received a robust re-election endorsement this week from dozens of Chicago area ministers, including at least two whose religious organizations got money from a much-criticized state anti-violence grant program.
  • Abu Bakr Baghdadi's reach shows power of regional militant groups

     Abu Bakr Baghdadi's reach shows power of regional militant groups
    He is regarded as one of the most powerful militants in the world, a former Islamist preacher who evolved into a global jihad warrior now threatening to rewrite the map of the Middle East. Yet Abu Bakr Baghdadi, the head of the Islamic State of Iraq and...

    ISIS militants in Iraq gain more ground with capture of Tal Afar

    ISIS militants in Iraq gain more ground with capture of Tal Afar
    Fighters affiliated with an extremist Al Qaeda-inspired faction seized control of another town in the northwest of Iraq on Monday, beating back pro-government forces scrambling to stop the group's advance. Tal Afar, an ethnically diverse town of Sunni...

    U.S. talks to Iran about crisis in Iraq, militant threats, official says

    U.S. talks to Iran about crisis in Iraq, militant threats, official says
    The State Department's No. 2 diplomat spoke with Iranian counterparts Monday about the crisis in Iraq, a senior State Department official said. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns arrived in Vienna on Monday to join international negotiations on...

    U.S. considers air strikes, action with Iran to halt Iraq rebels

    U.S. considers air strikes, action with Iran to halt Iraq rebels
    The United States said it could launch air strikes and act jointly with its arch-enemy Iran to support the Iraqi government, after a rampage by Sunni Islamist insurgents across Iraq that has brought accusations of war crimes. Militants from the...