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Kidnapped By ISIS, One Woman Tells How She Saved Her Sisters

Last month, ISIS terrorized a village, slaughtering the men and kidnapping the young women to force into marriages. On young woman's sisters gave her the courage to escape.

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After 7 Years, Finally, A Football Field Of Their Own

In Detroit, Cody High School's football team was always the visitor. On Friday, they dedicated their new field with a game that honored its name.

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Confined In China, Ai Weiwei Directs Alcatraz Exhibit From Afar

The dissident Chinese artist uses San Francisco's former island prison to contrast themes of freedom and restriction.

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Banned Books Remind Us Of The Power Of The Written Word

Pick up a banned book. Look for the scenes and language that once made people blush. Do those sections still have the power to make you gasp?

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The Week In Sports: Jeter Takes A Bow And The Ryder Cup Tees Off

This nearly NFL-free segment also covers the anti-Jeter jeering and yet another FIFA scandal.

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Progress In Nuclear Talks With Iran Is Still Glacial

One expert says that the negotiators in the room are inclined to move faster, but the deeply opposed domestic constituencies leave both sides skittish.

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To Become Oil Barons, ISIS Has Sold To Neighbors And Enemies

Existing black-market structures have helped the Islamic State convert oil into cash - and their customers have included their ardent foes across borders in Turkey and Southern Iraq.

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One Former Marine Documents His Return To A Broken Iraq

A decade ago, Benjamin Busch was the provisional U.S. military mayor of a town called Jassan, near the Iranian border. On his recent return, he found a far different, sadder, more frustrated place.

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Is Obama's War-Powers Shift Hypocrisy, Or Inevitable For A President?

Despite his liberal bona fides and campaign objections, President Obama's foreign policy decisions look very much like those of his predecessors.

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Maryland School Shreds The Old Rules Of Applying To College

No SATs, no grades? Goucher College now allows students to apply by sending in two work samples and a two-minute video. School president Jose Bowen says it makes the process more accessible.

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How To Keep 'Political Order': Make Modest Promises, And Deliver

Francis Fukuyama, a former neo-conservative thinker, says that people worldwide still want democracy, but many transitioning nations are ill-equipped to give it to them.

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For Missions Over Hostile Syria, Air Force Unwrapped Its Newest Jet

Available since 2005, the $90 million F-22 fighter was simply more machine than the military had needed - until there were worries about whether Bashar Assad's air defenses would stand down.

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For Michigan Political Ads, The Tigers Are The Big Game In Town

Why do advertisers love buying time for political ads during Detroit Tigers baseball games?

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Amazon's Original Content Primes The Pump For Bigger Sales

The company has a history of mediocre self-produced programming, but now it's putting more money and talent into its movies and TV shows. It's betting that better shows will lead to more online sales.

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Kat Edmonson: 'I Hear Myself As An Instrument'

The singer, whose voice is often compared to Billie Holiday's, says she can't accept that honor right out — but that she and Holiday do share a similar understanding of the role of the voice.

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Mac Wiseman Returns To The Songs Of His Childhood

The 89-year-old Mac Wiseman gained fame for his relaxed, articulate style and ability to adapt to many genres. On a new album, he dusts off a few family heirlooms.

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