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Turkish Troops Kill 6, Capture 18 Syrian Soldiers
  US Military Envisions Broad Defense of Syrian Oilfields
  House Passes Bill to Punish Turkey for Syria Invasion
  Baghdadi's Death Fuels Surge in Pro-ISIS Social Media Posts
  Russia Tells Turkey That Kurdish Fighters Have Left NE Syria
Iraq Shi'ite Militia Leader Backs Sadr To Oust PM
  At Least 18 Killed as Iraqi Demonstrators Defy Security Forces
Almost 40 US Strikes Daily in Afghanistan Last Month
  20 Afghan Forces Killed in Taliban Onslaught
Ukraine Troops, Separatists Withdraw Under Ceasefire
Vowing Crackdown, Trump Touts More Militarized US Police
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item Baghdadi Story Reveals Divided – and Broken – News Media  by Matt Taibbi

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