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Arts & Life
1:00 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Remembering Ruby Dee: 'Think Of Me And Feel Encouraged'

Originally published on Fri June 13, 2014 1:39 pm

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Politics
1:00 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Stories Of President George H.W. Bush, From 41 Closest Friends

Originally published on Fri June 13, 2014 1:39 pm

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Around the Nation
1:00 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Could Finland Teach The U.S. A Lesson On Guns?

Originally published on Fri June 13, 2014 1:39 pm

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Parallels
12:41 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

In One Map, The Dramatic Rise Of The Islamic State Militants

An animated map shows how ISIS has moved through Syria and Iraq
NPR

Originally published on Fri July 11, 2014 10:11 am

As this animated map shows, the extremist group now known as the Islamic State has made major gains since early last year with the declared goal of establishing an Islamic empire, or caliphate, in large parts of Iraq and Syria.

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The Two-Way
12:30 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Obama Rules Out Troops In Iraq But Says U.S. Is Weighing Other Options

President Obama ruled out sending ground troops to Iraq, saying any U.S. action must be accompanied by Iraqi political action.
Kevin Lamarque Reuters /Landov

Originally published on Fri June 13, 2014 2:28 pm

Updated at 12:46 p.m. ET

President Obama has ruled out the use of ground troops in Iraq, saying any action will be "targeted and precise" but must be accompanied by political action by Iraqis to end sectarian divisions.

"We will not be sending U.S. troops back into combat in Iraq, but I have asked my national security team to prepare a range of other options that could help support Iraq's security forces," Obama said from the south lawn of the White House.

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