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The self-declared Islamic State has made gains in Syria, capturing a largely Christian town and abducting people along the way.

In Bangladesh, another well-known secular blogger was murdered Friday — the fourth such killing this year. Police say the 40-year-old activist was hacked to death by assailants in his apartment.

Dorian Johnson — the friend who was with Brown when he was killed by a Ferguson, Mo., police officer — recently offered an interview to the Riverfront Times.

Dr. Leana Wen came to Baltimore as health commissioner to combat the city's longstanding problems with violence, drug addiction and health disparities. She finds that solutions don't come easy.

Airstrikes have helped push back the Islamic State in some places, but the group has gained in other areas. Pentagon officials say the U.S. operation may need another two years or more to succeed.

In the prime-time Republican presidential debate Thursday, the candidates bragged about their records as governors and in the private sector, but the facts didn't always add up.

It has many names: Montezuma's Revenge. Delhi Belly. And there are about as many misconceptions about traveler's diarrhea as there are names for it. We're here to explain what actually will help.

A few dozen moderate rebels were recently sent into northern Syria. But before they could go on their first mission, several were captured. It's the latest sign of trouble with the program.

Last year, many businesses in Ferguson, Mo., were looted and vandalized in unrest that gripped the city. Customers are starting to return, but some owners don't feel positive about staying here.

The first official GOP presidential debate is Thursday night in Cleveland. The top 10 candidates — according to an average of five recent national polls — will be on stage. And the seven other candidates will participate in a forum before the debate.




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