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  • U.S. forces tried to rescue Foley, other hostages in Syria
    White House national security official Lisa Monaco said in her statement that the president had authorized the unsuccessful operation.August 20, 2014
  • Outrage in Missouri townTension eases in Ferguson after police shooting
    We discuss the latest out of Ferguson and what it means for national race relations and law enforcement.The Daily Circuit, August 14, 2014
  • Obama: US to end aid drops in Iraq, but airstrikes to continue
    The president said thousands of people had been safely evacuated from Mount Sinjar and that the majority of U.S. personnel involved in the rescue and relief operation would be leaving Iraq within a few days.August 14, 2014
  • Chaotic scene captured in Ferguson, Mo.
    Residents in Ferguson, Mo., have complained about what they called a heavy-handed police presence that began with the use of dogs for crowd control soon after Brown's shooting -- a tactic that for some invoked the specter of civil rights protests a half-century ago.August 14, 2014
  • Protests turn violent in St. Louis suburb
    Residents in Ferguson have complained about what they called a heavy-handed police presence that began with the use of dogs for crowd control soon after Brown's shooting -- a tactic that for some invoked the specter of civil rights protests a half-century ago.August 14, 2014
  • Iraqi helicopter reportedly crashes carrying refugees off mountain
    Several people were reportedly injured when an Iraqi aid helicopter crashed while trying to take people off of a mountain where they had been trapped by fighters loyal to extremist group the Islamic State.August 12, 2014
  • Russia sends large aid convoy toward a wary Ukraine
    Russia says the trucks are bringing 2,000 tons of humanitarian aid to an area that's been torn by fighting. But Ukrainian leaders worry the convoy might conceal a military operation.August 12, 2014
  • US sending arms to Kurds in Iraq
    The weapons appeared to be coming through intelligence agencies covertly and not through regular Defense Department channels.August 11, 2014
  • Israel, Hamas agree to more talks as truce appears to hold
    A 72-hour truce, mediated by Egypt, between Israel and Hamas that began shortly after midnight today appeared to hold but the two sides seemed no closer to a settlement to end the fighting in the Gaza Strip that has left nearly 2,000 Palestinians, mostly civilians, and 67 Israelis, mostly soldiers, dead.August 11, 2014
  • Israel, Hamas accept Egyptian cease-fire proposal
    Israel and the Hamas militant group accepted an Egyptian cease-fire proposal Sunday, clearing the way for the resumption of talks on a long-term truce to end a month of heavy fighting in the Gaza Strip that has taken nearly 2,000 lives.August 10, 2014
  • Ukraine rebels reportedly make cease-fire offer
    Karoun Demirjian, reporting for NPR from St. Petersburg, Russia, says the cease-fire offer comes during a week when Russian officials called for humanitarian intervention in eastern Ukraine - something Ukraine's government says is unnecessary.August 9, 2014
  • Obama: Airstrikes have destroyed arms, equipment
    The president said humanitarian efforts continue to airdrop food and water to persecuted religious minorities stranded on a mountaintop, and he said planning was underway for how to get them down.August 9, 2014
  • FAA prohibits US airlines from flying over Iraq
    The ban applies to all U.S.-registered planes except those operated by foreign carriers and to FAA-licensed pilots.August 8, 2014
  • The latest on the U.S. airstrikes into Iraq
    The U.S. launched its first airstrikes into Iraq Friday as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned the U.S. military has enough intelligence to clearly single out and hit Islamic militants if they threaten U.S. interests or the thousands of refugees who fled to a mountaintop.The Daily Circuit, August 8, 2014
  • U.S. bombs militants in Iraq as crisis worsens
    Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said that two F/A-18 jets dropped 500-pound bombs on a piece of artillery and the truck towing it.August 8, 2014

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