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  • Kurdish fighters enter Islamic State-occupied town of Sinjar

    Kurdish fighters enter Islamic State-occupied town of Sinjar
    Kurdish fighters backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes on Sunday entered the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar, which has been held by Islamic State militants for months.
  • Hostage killings have given new impetus to even risky rescue attempts

    Hostage killings have given new impetus to even risky rescue attempts
    Under cover of darkness, three dozen U.S. commandos crept up on a walled compound in southern Yemen. Intelligence indicated that Luke Somers, an American hostage, was imprisoned inside. Conditions were far from ideal. Getting to Somers on foot required...

    Widow of South African slain in Yemen raid speaks of forgiveness

    Widow of South African slain in Yemen raid speaks of forgiveness
    Yolande Korkie allowed herself to imagine embracing her husband, schoolteacher Pierre Korkie, when she was told Saturday he was about to be freed by militants holding him hostage in Yemen and would be home by Christmas. Instead, she received his remains...

    After years of declining numbers, veterans in Senate may gain a seat

    The number of military veterans in the U.S. Senate had declined in every election since 1982 — until Tuesday. Victories by three newcomers — Republicans Tom Cotton in Arkansas and Joni Ernst in Iowa and Democrat Gary Peters in Michigan...

    Does being a veteran help candidates? A Montana politician hopes so

    Backstage before a debate between the two main candidates vying for Montana’s lone seat in the U.S. House, the moderator joked with John Lewis, the Democrat, asking whether he had brought his guitar to perform. The Republican, Ryan Zinke, a former...