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By Joshua Barajas, Erica R. Hendry, Iman Smith, Laura Santhanam
Here are five stories outside of politics that you may have missed.
By Mary Jo Brooks
Gretchen Marquette has written several poems about the complicated feelings she has about her brother fighting in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
By PBS NewsHour
An hour west of Baghdad, Fallujah used to be a thriving population center. Two years ago, it was overtaken by the Islamic State. The Iraqi army regained control of the city in June but now faces another hurdle: rebuilding. In…
Since Monday night's debate, Donald Trump's taxes and tweets have drawn rapt attention. Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the "bizarreness" of the week's campaign developments, Hillary Clinton’s struggle to…
Solmaz Sharif says she has always been obsessed with state-sponsored language. But it wasn’t until 10 years ago when she stumbled onto a Defense Department dictionary that she began to write what would become an entire book of poetry using…
In an article that consumes the entirety of this week’s New York Times Magazine, Scott Anderson aims to tell a story of great breadth and timeliness: how the current conflicts in the Middle East arose, and how they might evolve…
The Obama administration revised up the number of troops it plans to keep in Afghanistan by the end of the year. With a current force of 10,000 there, President Obama said he will reduce the number to only 8,400 in…
In our news wrap Wednesday, members of the Freedom Caucus came out against a Republican bill that would bar gun sales to those on a terror watchlist. That leaves House Speaker Paul Ryan without the votes to pass the measure.
Phil Klay, a veteran and author of the National Book Award-winning book “Redeployment,” explains the difficulty for service members trying figuring out what to say to family about their experience and role in fighting a war.
On Sunday, Defense Secretary Ash Carter blamed Iraqi soldiers for losing the key city of Ramadi to the Islamic State group. Iraqi leaders condemned the comments and a top Iranian commander charged that the U.S. is the one that lacks…
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