Syrian Kurds with their livestock wait behind a border fence near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province on Monday. Some 100,000 Kurds have fled from Syria into Turkey amid intense fighting between peshmerga forces and ISIS. Murad Sezer/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Kurds Say They've Halted ISIS Advance Near Syria-Turkey Border

Peshmerga forces say they are still engaged in fierce battles with Islamic State militants. The fighting has triggered a mass exodus of Kurdish refugees into Turkey.

The Two-Way - News Blog

Massive Volcanic Eruption Is Making Iceland Grow

The eruption has been going for weeks. So far it hasn't been catastrophic, but it has been creating new ground.

Classrooms across Gaza are crowded with as many as 50 or 60 students, principals say, as dozens of schools building have been destroyed, damaged or are still housing people who lost their homes. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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Parallels - World News

In The Gaza Strip, The School Year Gets Off To A Rocky Start

Palestinian kids in Gaza went back to school this past week in buildings damaged by the war, with children homeless and traumatized, and more than the usual overcrowding they face every year.

A Philadelphia Eagles player Zach Ertz attempts to catch a pass at Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins. Congress has seized on recent controversies to attack the NFL's tax-exempt status. Rich Schultz/Getty Images hide caption

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Politics

After Major Image Fumbles, NFL Now Runs Into Congress

Domestic violence and child abuse allegations against NFL stars have put the country's most-watched sports league in the congressional spotlight.

In order to secure a career as a stuntwoman, Georgia Durante would show up on Hollywood film sets asking for work. At first, directors ignored her. Then they saw her drive. Courtesy of Georgia Durante hide caption

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My Big Break

Mafia Wife, Getaway Driver, Stuntwoman: From The Underworld To Hollywood

Georgia Durante's career as a stunt driver has led to roles in car commercials and movies. But before the bright lights of Hollywood, the former model was speeding away from a dark past.

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