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Displaced Sunni people, who fled the violence in the city of Ramadi, arrive at the outskirts of Baghdad

Can the U.S. stop the Islamic State?

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Fighters from the Islamic State (ISIL) won several victories this week, raising U.S. concerns that the extremist group’s influence may be growing beyond control. Continue reading

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How will robots affect your career options?

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As artificial intelligence gets better and better, traditional careers such as law and medicine will undergo radical changes, according to computer scientists. Continue reading

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Saving Syrian culture under siege

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In the past year, the Islamic State (ISIL) has swept through the region, destroying hundreds-year-old antiquities and prompting looting at battle sites. Continue reading

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50 years later, is Head Start still necessary?

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50 years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson announced the creation of Head Start, a government program that would affect millions of children for years to come. Continue reading

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Iraq asks for more U.S. help after loss of major city

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Fighters from the Islamic State (ISIL) captured the city of Ramadi over the weekend, prompting the Iraqi government to ask for increased U.S. military airstrikes and help from fighters supported by Iraq’s neighbor, Iran. Continue reading

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