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Airstrikes by the U.S. and its allies continued in Iraq on Monday, aimed at pushing back fighters from the so-called Islamic State.
Turkey has declined to intervene in the fighting, in part because the defenders are largely Kurdish. There are also Sunni Muslims joining the Kurds to fight ISIS.
Hundreds of children across the U.S. have been sickened by a respiratory illness caused by a virus known as enterovirus D68. Some of the patients have experienced paralysis of limbs.
French economist Jean Tirole studies oligopolies — markets that are controlled by a handful of powerful, interdependent companies.
Doing business in China is getting tougher for some foreign companies. In the past year, Chinese government regulators have raided their offices, claiming to investigate monopoly practices.
Starting Wednesday, six "astronauts" will live in a geodesic dome on a remote volcanic outcrop in an eight-month simulation of a Mars mission. Robert Siegel talks to commander Martha Lenio.