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Iraq
7:47 am
Sat May 30, 2015

Thousands Who Run, Few Who Fight: A Journalist On Ramadi's Fall

Iraqi anti-terrorism forces patrol in central Ramadi, Iraq, on April 18. A month later, the city fell to the self-declared Iraqi State. Ayman Oghanna, a journalist who was embedded with Iraqi Special Forces in the city, says the Special Forces are capable precision fighters — but are being asked to fill the role of an entire military.
AP

Originally published on Sat May 30, 2015 2:59 pm

More than a week ago, the Iraqi city of Ramadi, in Anbar province, was taken by the self-declared Islamic State.

The fall of that key city wasn't just a setback for Iraq: It was also a blow to the current U.S. strategy of trying to contain ISIS through air strikes.

Iraqi soldiers and Shiite militias allied with the Iraqi government continue to move against ISIS in Anbar Province. The battles bring back American memories. Some of the fiercest fighting in the Iraq War ocurred there, and many Americans died trying to win back the city of Ramadi from Sunni insurgents.

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Goats and Soda
6:58 am
Sat May 30, 2015

Mary Ellen Mark And The Caged Prostitutes Of Mumbai

Rekha is one of the many caged prostitutes Mary Ellen Mark came to know as she photographed in the red-light district of Mumbai.
Courtesy of Mary Ellen Mark Studio and Library

Originally published on Sat May 30, 2015 8:55 am

She saw young women in cages. Men young and old watched as the women beckoned and lifted their skirts, then decided which one to pick as if they were choosing a brand of soap in the supermarket.

That's the sight that confronted Mary Ellen Mark in 1968 when she visited Falkland Street, a bustling thoroughfare in Mumbai. It took ten years of repeat visits before she was able to gain the trust of the prostitutes and begin taking pictures.

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Sports
6:43 am
Sat May 30, 2015

Blackhawks Or Ducks: Whom Will The Lightning Face In NHL Finals?

Originally published on Sat May 30, 2015 10:14 am

Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

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Sports
6:43 am
Sat May 30, 2015

Running 26.2 — At 92 Years Of Age

Originally published on Sat May 30, 2015 10:14 am

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Music News
6:43 am
Sat May 30, 2015

A Band Of Their Own

Doris Funderburk directs The Darlinettes.
Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Originally published on Sat May 30, 2015 10:14 am

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