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The Kurdish security chief says his Peshmerga fighters have gained ground against ISIS. But the big prize in northern Iraq is Mosul, and he says the Iraqi army will be needed for that battle.

Some tribes are trying to set up growing operations after the Justice Department announced it would back off enforcement. Others worry about the potential for substance abuse.

Industries that had hoped for permission to use drones in their business were left out of the FAA's proposed drone rules. The agency said that drones should stay within the operator's line of sight.

Immigration advocacy groups met yesterday to talk about what is next for those who want to apply for temporary protections offered by President Obama. A Texas judge recently blocked those actions.

Shipping companies and dock workers reached a tentative deal after labor disputes jammed cargo along the West Coast. But at the nation's largest port, you can still see the backlog of container ships.

More than 200 civilian review boards investigate police misconduct in cities across the United States. Reformers say they're essential. But officers tend to be wary of them.

It may sound like an episode of The Twilight Zone, but this isn't fiction. Zambia's top prosecutor dropped his own corruption charges and set himself free. NPR's Scott Simon discusses the case.

West Coast ports and the dockworkers union have reached a tentative deal after a nine-month stalemate. Sporadic work stoppages and shutdowns are expected to end, pending ratification by both sides.

As Sandy victims and FEMA work to resolve accusations of falsified damage estimates, some are questioning how the agency can be both a flood insurance provider and a regulator of flood insurance.

The National Governors Association is in Washington for its winter meeting, and there is no lack of talk about the 2016 White House. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Ron Elving about the week in politics.

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