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At Least 35 Dead After Suicide Attack at Shiite Site North of Baghdad

Islamic State took responsibility for a triple suicide attack Thursday evening near a Shiite mausoleum north of Baghdad during Eid al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan.

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Justice Department Opens Investigation Into Police Killing of Alton Sterling

Sterling, a 37-year-old African-American, was shot fatally when police were trying to arrest him in Baton Rouge, La. Cellphone video footage shows him pinned to the ground by officers as at least one of them shot him.

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In America, Law Enforcement Makes Communities of Color Less Safe—Not More

There is little likelihood of peace in the U.S. as long as armed law enforcement touches so many aspects of people’s daily lives, writes Kai Wright at The Nation.

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‘Largest Ever’ Silicon Valley Eviction Will Force Hundreds From Their Homes

Iris Milano is one of 670 tenants being displaced from their apartment complex in San Jose, Calif., to make room for tenants who can afford to pay more for housing.

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Minnesota Police Kill Black Man Pulled Over for Broken Taillight (Video)

One day after cops killed Alton Sterling, a black man in Baton Rouge, La., video was posted online appearing to show the aftermath of a fatal police shooting of Philando Castile, 32 and black, at a traffic stop in Minnesota.

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Bernie Sanders Booed by House Democrats in Closed Session

In a private meeting Wednesday, House Democrats took the Vermont senator to task for deflecting questions regarding his delay in endorsing Hillary Clinton.

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Obama Delays U.S. Withdrawal From ‘Precarious’ Afghanistan (Video)

The president surprised observers Wednesday when he announced a plan for 8,400 U.S. troops to remain in the country when he leaves office in January.

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It’s Time for an Investigation Into George W. Bush and the Invasion of Iraq

The release of a long-awaited report on the United Kingdom’s role in the Iraq War is prompting renewed calls to try former Prime Minister Tony Blair for war crimes. And many are asking: What about the war’s principal promoter?

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Chilcot Report on Iraq War Is ‘Damning Verdict’ for Former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair (Video)

The United Kingdom’s official inquiry into the Iraq War has revealed that former Prime Minister Tony Blair “deliberately exaggerated [the] threat from Iraq” and did not exhaust all possibilities before resorting to military action. After the report was released on Wednesday, current Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn issued an apology on behalf of his party for its role in the war. (Updated)

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Oscar Pistorius to Serve Six Years in Prison for Murdering His Girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

The South African Olympic and Paralympic athlete got off with less than half of South Africa’s mandatory minimum prison sentence for murder.

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