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On Sunday, Iraqi and Kurdish forces broke a nearly 80-day siege by the Islamic State on the town of Amerli, where residents now have enough food and water for the first time in weeks.
Ty Segall's latest album is Manipulator....
The garage rocker performs stripped-down versions of songs from his new album, Manipulator, and tells NPR's Arun Rath why the new songs are less rough around the edges than some of his earlier work.
A Sri Lankan beachgoer walks during sunset in Colombo on Jan. 30, 2014....
In her new novel, Island of a Thousand Mirrors, Sri Lankan-American author Nayomi Munaweera shows the decades-long Sri Lankan civil war from the perspective of two girls who witness the horror.
On Sunday, Iraqi and Kurdish forces entered the town of Amerli in the north of Iraq, after it had been under siege for two months by the Islamic State.
School districts are beginning to cope with the recent influx of new students from Central America. Many have little education and most are just beginning to learn English.
Detroit is preparing to dig itself out of the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. The legal approach Detroit uses to re-create itself will have far-reaching implications for other cities.